Sunday, July 26, 2015

We miss you, Shirley Tashjian!

Shirley Tashjian welcomes a young man from Uganda to her 4th of July Parade party!

                                     Our lives and our 4th of July's will never be the same without you, Shirley!

The calling hours are on Thursday morning, July 30, at St. Gregory's Armenian Apostolic Church, Indian Orchard, Massachusetts,  between 9:30 - 11:00 AM.  Service will be at 11 A.M. Shirley will be buried at Hillcrest cemetery. After the cemetery a memorial luncheon will take place at  St. Gregory's Armenian Apostolic Church Hall.


  1. An angel has gone to join the angels.

  2. Shirley was very talented, capable, handcraft, cooking . . . I was so pleased when I made two mini granny afghans for her dollhouses -- it gave me so much pleasure to do something that measured up to what she was doing. They're in her house there now. She put on fantastic events in the church hall -- the ARS (Armenian Relief Society) in the church hall -- she worked with Arppie on ARS things. She learned to cook from her mother-in-law, Annie Tashjian. None of us will forget her beautiful front lawn on which we watched the East Longmeadow 4th of July go by, waving to all the local politicians . . . And the feasts she provided after the parade in her back yard. She was always so generous in spirit, in action, in her neighborhood, at church . . . you would think that she was born in Marash. She was a perfect Armenian wife!

  3. I always heard about those fantastic 4th of July parade events and was so fortunate in joining the group in a 4th celebration a couple of years ago when I was in MA. I always heard great things about Shirley, especially the time she devoted to the Church. She will be missed.

  4. Sorry to learn that Shirley Tashjian has passed away. I remember her well as such a dynamic person.