Anouch N. Manoukian

Anouch N. Manoukian, 90, of Nashua, widow of Nazareth M. Manoukian, passed away, Tuesday afternoon, February 2, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Manoukian was born in Beirut, Lebanon on December 28, 1925, a daughter of the late Manoog and Nellie Haytayan. A well-educated woman, she earned a Bachelor’s degree and spoke five languages fluently and played both the piano and the violin.

Anouch began her career as a French teacher in Lebanon and was an accomplished theater costume designer. She and her family immigrated to the United States in 1977 and has resided in Nashua for the past 39 years. Mrs. Manoukian was a volunteer at St. Joseph Hospital for over twenty five years and also the American Red Cross.

Very dedicated to her life and community to God, Anouch was a parishioner and volunteer of St. Vartanantz Armenian Church in Chelmsford, Massachusetts and served as the Chairman of Women’s Guild. She was honored as "Woman of the Year" for her tireless work on behalf of others a few years ago. She will be lovingly remembered as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who dedicated her entire life to her family, to God, and to helping others. She believed that the God given talents are precious gifts that should never be neglected or ignored but used to help people who are in need.

In addition to her parents, Anouch was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Nazareth M. Manoukian who died in August 2002; and a grandson, Michael Manoukian.

Members of her family include two sons, Vatche Manoukian of Hollis and Vahrij Manoukian, R.PH. ScD and Town of Hollis Selectman; two daughters, Vani of Nashua, and Vera of Manhattan, NY; and five grandchildren, Christine, Jessica, Annie, L.V. and Bella.

Calling hours were held on Saturday, February 6th from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Vartanantz Armenian Church, 180 Old Westford Road in Chelmsford, MA. Her funeral service was held in St. Vartanantz Armenian Church, Monday morning at 11 o’clock. Friends are invited to attend. Interment will take place at East Cemetery in Hollis.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vartanantz Armenian Church, 180 Old Westford Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824.

Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE, 18 Lock Street, Nashua. (603) 882-0591. www.farwellfuneral.com.