NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. – Clara (Almasian) Ampagoomian of Whitinsville died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 in St. Camillus Health Center, Whitinsville on her birthday. She was the wife of the late Charles Ampagoomian who died in 1996.
Mrs. Ampagoomian was once employed as a lunch aide at the Northbridge Primary School. She had previously been employed at the Pressmet Company in Worcester and the former Whitin Machine Works in Whitinsville for many years.
A lifelong resident of Whitinsville, she was born in Whitinsville in 1922, daughter of the late Arakel and Mary (Kizarian) Almasian and was a graduate of Northbridge High School, Class of 1940.
Mrs. Ampagoomian was a lifelong active member of the Soorp Asdvadzadzin Armenian Apostolic Church in Whitinsville, where she was also a former Sunday school teacher and a member of the ladies guild. She was an aviation enthusiast and flew with her husband who owned his own plane. She was an avid reader and enjoyed cooking and traveling.
Clara is survived by two sons, Charles Ampagoomian and Gary Ampagoomian both of Whitinsville; a daughter Mary Ann Ampagoomian of Whitinsville; a brother Hampatzoom “Hampo” Almasian of Allen Park, MI; a sister Florence Markarian of Watertown; three grandchildren, Marina-Lynn Ampagoomian of Sanford, ME, Trecie-Lee Willsey of Sutton and Danold Ampagoomian of Whitinsville; a great-grandson C. J. Willsey and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son Oscar Ampagoomian who died in 1987 and a brother George Almasian.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at 9 a.m. from the Buma Funeral Home, 480 Church St., Whitinsville followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. in the Soorp Asdvadzadzin Armenian Apostolic Church, 315 Church St., Whitinsville. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Linwood Ave., Whitinsville. Calling hours will be held Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Soorp Asdvadzadzin Armenian Apostolic Church, 315 Church St., Whitinsville and St. Camillus Health Center, c/o Activity Fund, 447 Hill St., Whitinsville, MA 01588.