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Dalita (Der Sahakian) Chorlian

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, May 6th, 2012 from 6-9 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Dalita (Der Sahakian) Chorlian, who died on Wednesday, April 25th at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center of Boston, at 91 years, following a long illness.  Her funeral service will be conducted in the First Congregational Church, 230 Beach St., Revere on Monday, May 7th at 11 a.m., followed by entombment in Woodlawn Mausoleum (Sheffield Building) of Everett.  Born in Tiflis, Russia, now Tiblisi, Georgia, on July 4, 1920, the family immigrated to Germany in 1928, then to France in 1930, and then to the United States of America in 1936, settling in Watertown.  She was an alumna of Girls’ High School of Boston & then graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music.  She majored in Voice, & was pronounced an alto soprano.  She had a full & robust voice, almost operatic in delivery.  She sang for the Armenian Community & was a long-time member of the Yerevan Chorale Society of Belmont, for over 25 years.  She sang in many churches in the area, including the Watertown Evangelical Church.  In 1950, she made an extended trip to Fresno, California, then a mecca of Armenian culture & often sang on the Armenian Radio station.  Her family had long roots to life within the Armenian Church & the Evangelical Movement.  Her father, the late Reverend Mardiros Der Sahakian, was pastor of several Armenian-Evangelical Churches in the area.  She was also the daughter of the late Mariam (Avedian) Der Sahakian.  Mrs. Chorlian’s husband, John G. Chorlian, a member of one of Revere’s oldest Armenian Families, died in July of 1997.  She is the Cherished Mother of Paul C. Chorlian & his devoted wife, Tomi S. (Bergeron) Chorlian of West Newton.  She is the dear Sister of Pauline Amiralian of Woburn & the late Karmille Harutunian.  She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, & grand-nephews.  In 1969, Mrs. Chorlian, together with her family moved to West Newton.  Her son Paul & his wife, remain in that same home, today.  Remembrances may be made to the New England Fellowship of Evangelicals – a.k.a. Rumney Bible Conference (make checks payable to: NEF), P.O. Box 599, Rumney, New Hampshire 03266-0599.


Visiting Hours

Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 6 – 9 p.m.

Funeral Service

Monday, May 7, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the First Congregational Church, Revere.


Woodlawn Mausoleum (Sheffield Building), Everett.

Remembrances may be made to the New England Fellowship of Evangelicals – a.k.a. Rumney Bible Conference (make checks payable to: NEF), P.O. Box 599, Rumney, New Hampshire 03266-0599.

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  1. Rev. Yvonne Miloyevich
    May 7 2012

    My thoughts and prayers are with you as you part from your beloved Mama. Her beautiful voice will once again ring forth…now in Heaven! After her Lord, it will be your names, Paul & Tomi, only on her lips for your many years of devotion to her care and concern. Much love to you both. May the Peace of God fill your hearts and lives.

  2. Adele Chang
    May 5 2012

    Paul, I am sorry to hear about your mom. I know it is very hard for you. Will be praying for and your family at this time. May God be with u all.

  3. Lillian Migliorini
    May 4 2012

    So sorry to learn of your mother’s passing, Paul. I know that you were a good son and saw to her comfort and care.

    It’s always hard to say farewell to a parent. One feels the pain of loss.

    May God’s peace and love be with you at this time. Deut. 33:27 “The eternal God is our refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms.”

    In Him,

    Lillian Migliorini

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