Obituary: Lillian (Der Sarkissian) Perron

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Lillian (Der Sarkissian) Perron

After a long illness, Lillian Perron went Home on May 21. Lil was fortunate and happy to have the capably loving and supportive Jefferson House staff, her friends, providing for her needs. Her 80 years were spent as a resident of Hartford and Newington. An avid supporter and audience for the arts, Lillian enjoyed the writing, music, art, and acting of the 1950’s and beyond on Broadway, the screen, stage, and television. She herself enjoyed writing, which she continued to do into her last year.

A 1953 honors graduate of Hartford Public High School, she participated in literary activities, including the H.P.H.S. Chronicle. She was a member of the Smiley Chapter of the National Honor Society. The daughter of Armenian immigrants Mardiros/Martin and Tamar/Sona Margossian-Avedian Der Sarkissian, she was an active member of the “Ararat” Chapter of the Armenian Youth Federation, was a staff writer for the Armenian Weekly as well as the chapter’s educational director, making several trips to Boston to maintain that position.

Lillian was pre-deceased by her writer-husband Robert Louis Perron, with whom she enjoyed writing, traveling, and continuing studies at the University of Hartford for a mere, but very happy and productive, 25 years of her life. She leaves behind her loving and loyal sister Adrianne and her husband Kenneth T. Brown.

In lieu of flowers, Lil requested donations for the Hairenik Association, 80 Bigelow Avenue, Watertown, MA 02472. Arrangements were under the direction of Duksa Family Funeral Homes at Newington Memorial.

Source: Armenian Weekly
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