Andonian, Violet , age 88, a resident at Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Oak Bluffs, died Wednesday afternoon, May 27, 2009, at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
Born in Sepastia, Armenia, on August 16, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Eknadios and Yhugaper Andonian. She was a longtime resident of Hartford, CT, and spent her later years in Massachusetts, first in Millis and later in Franklin. In 2005, she moved to Martha’s Vineyard.
Violet was a loving, kind, and creative individual who loved music, dance, and painting. During World War II, she worked for Hamilton Propeller Aircraft as a drill press operator. She was later employed as a copy holder with Connecticut Printers in Bloomfield, CT.
She was predeceased by her siblings, Shenorhek Hagopian, Haig Andonian, and Aghavni Maranjian and is survived by three nieces, Alice Hagopian and Anoush Dekmejian of Glendale, CA, and Olga Maranjian Church of Edgartown, three nephews, Arthur Maranjian of Fort Collins, CO, Hrair Dekmejian of Glendale, CA, and Ronald Trenouth of East Falmouth, and many grandnieces and nephews, relatives, and friends..
Private funeral services were held in Nashua, NH, on May 30th with the Reverend Khachador Kasabian officiating. Roberts-Mitchell Funeral Service of Medfield and Millis assisted the family with arrangements.
If desired, donations may be made in Violet’s memory to Windemere Nursing and Rehab Center, 1 Hospital Way, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.