June 1, 1927 - May 6, 2021
Gloria Vartanian (nee Tashjian), 93, was a longtime resident of Little Ferry, NJ and Greensboro, NC. She worked as an Insurance Claim Reviewer for Metropolitan Insurance and for many years after, as a dental assistant and receptionist in Little Ferry, NJ for Dr. Boyajian and Dr. Faustini. She was a patient and devoted wife, wonderful mother and homemaker. She was an active member with the Little Ferry Senior Citizens club and regularly attended the Evangel Christian Church in Little Ferry, NJ and also Sts. Vartanantz Armenian Apostolic Church in Ridgefield, NJ. Gloria was socially active with her Monroe St. neighborhood friends and enjoyed their weekly card game night get-togethers. A wonderful cook whose Sunday gourmet meals were a culinary and social event regularly attended by extended family and friends. She loved to travel and went on many trips and cruises later in life. A very pleasant, humble, and caring person, she had a wonderful smile and easy sweet sounding laugh. Mom cared for her parents for many years and other family members that were sick or needed assistance. A courageous person that over the years bravely went through two hip replacements, two knee replacements, and two shoulder replacements. Affectionately referred to as the Bionic Grandma and Fro-Ma for the perm hairdos that she loved. From childhood, Mom was a deep believer in her Christian faith and her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Her often repeated exhortation to “Trust in the Lord” and to pray, encouraged family and friends alike during difficult times. She will be greatly missed as a lost treasure by her family that loved her but we have peace and comfort knowing that she is with her Lord and Savior and at rest. Gloria was predeceased by her wonderful parents Charles and Lily Tashjian and her husband Van Vartanian. Loving and beloved Mother, she is survived by her children Karen and Stephen Hundgen, Richard and Janet Vartanian, Charles and Wilma Vartanian. Grandchildren Michael Hundgen and John Kazlauskas, Matthew and Kathryn Vartanian, Luke Vartanian, Jamie and Scott Evans, Robert and Cherish Vartanian, Gregory Vartanian, Christopher Vartanian and Sarah Juzwin, Kimberly and Benjamin Young, and Eric and Kristen Vartanian. She was also blessed with six great grandchildren. Special thanks to Greensboro Hospice, especially Gloria’s Nurse, Victoria Thompson, and also to Abottswood and Vera Springs for their wonderful care. Funeral Services will be held 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM Thursday, May 13th at Hennessey Heights Funeral Home. Burial will follow at George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Forbis & Dick Funeral Service in NC and Hennessey Heights Funeral Home in NJ. Donations can be made in her name to Sts. Vartanantz Armenian Apostolic Church in Ridgefield, NJ, Evangel Christian Church in Little Ferry, NJ, or your favorite charity and would be greatly appreciated.
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