OBIT: Mary Ellen Koumjian, 95, Active Member of St. Jude’s Church

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A Mass of Celebration for Mary Ellen (Howard) Koumjian will be held on Thursday January 15, 2015 in the Church of St Jude, Waltham at 10:30 a.m.

Mrs. Koumjian, a daughter of the late Martin J. and Ellen (Cullinan) Howard, died peacefully in the Armenian Nursing Center, Jamaica Plain. January 15, 2015 at the age of 95.

Born in Somerville, she was a proud 1937 graduate of Girls High School, Boston. After marrying her husband John, they moved to Watertown where they raised their children. Mary Ellen was a member of St. Jude’s Sodality, St. Jude’s couples club, she taught CCD at St. Jude’s, and was a member of Catholic Daughters Court, St. Elizabeth. An avid reader, Mary Ellen read many books with an interest on theology. Also, she was widely known for her meringue pies.

She was the beloved wife of the late John J. Koumjian. Devoted mother of Kate Joyce of California, Margaret Tiedemann and her husband Hank of Marshfield, Mary Theresa Koumjian of Watertown and the late John H. & James A. & Eileen A. Knighton. Dear brother of Paul Howard of Millis and the late Martin J., Jr., John & Robert Howard Eileen Mack & Claire Howard. Loving grandmother of 3 grandchildren & 1 great grand-daughter.

Funeral from the MacDonald, Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home at 270 Main St. in Watertown on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Jude’s Church, 147 Main St., Waltham at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Interment Ridgelawn Cemetery.

Visiting hours Wednesday 3-7 p.m..

Memorials in Mary Ellen’s memory may be made to the Armenian Nursing & Rehab. 431 Pond St., Jamaica Plain, 02130.

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