Northborough – Mary M. Berberian, 98, of Northborough passed away peacefully on Monday, November 7, 2022. She was the devoted wife of Kachadoor “Kachie” Berberian for 65 years, until her own passing on November 3, 2012. Mary was born in Whitinsville, one of five children of the late Serop and Nectar (Berejiklian) Arakelian.
She was predeceased by her siblings Paul, Archie, Lucy (Kanarian) and Moses Arakelian. Mary leaves behind her daughter, Ellen Berberian, and son Michael Berberian and his wife Debbie; grandchildren Michael, Ross and Aaron Berberian and wife Erin; three great-grandchildren, Mason, Aria and Theo, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She graduated from Northbridge High School before attending Bryant College where she earned her business degree. Mary was employed as an executive secretary in the Massachusetts Division of Fish and Wildlife for 31 years before retiring in 1989. After their marriage, Mary and Kachie lived for a short time in Northampton, before moving to the family farmland, Berberian Farms, in Northborough. Mary had an extremely strong value ethic and endless energy. For many years, after a long work week, Mary returned to the farm where she served as bookkeeper and spent countless hours helping out with daily chores. As a devoted mother and housewife, she was the backbone of her family. In her spare time, Mary enjoyed bowling, cooking, road trips in Maine and playing cards, especially with her friends, Eva, Lillian and Rita.
Mary was a longtime member of Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church in Worcester and an active member of its Ladies’ Guild and Bible study group. Mary was also a member of the Armenian Relief Society and a volunteer at church bazaars. She was happiest when she was among her friends and family.
Mary’s family would like to thank her caretakers, Robin Tarani and Carol Lapamardo for the kind care and support they have shown to Mary. In lieu of flowers, his family respectfully wishes memorial donations to be made to Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church, 635 Grove St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605.
A roll call will be held between 10 and 11 a.m. on Monday, November 14 at Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church. Mary’s funeral will follow immediately at 11 a.m. at the church. Mary will then be laid to rest alongside her beloved husband in Howard Street Cemetery, Northborough.
Funeral services are in the care of Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St, Northborough. To leave a condolence online, please visit www.HaysFuneralHome.com.