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Hope N. Meguerian

January 27, 1930 — January 29, 2023

Hope Nanian Meguerian, 93, died Sunday, January 29,2023 at her home 
in Lemont, IL., surrounded by family. She was the beloved wife and traveling 
partner of Garbis H. Meguerian, with whom she would have celebrated their 72nd
wedding anniversary this March.
Hope will be lovingly remembered by her devoted husband Garbis; her children 
Diana Visco and husband James of Glen Ellyn, IL, and James Meguerian and wife
Mary Baglivo of New York City, NY. Hope's four grandchildren and their spouses 
will greatly miss her: Tyler Visco and his wife Christina; Katie Visco and her 
husband Henley Phillips; John Meguerian and his wife EB May, and Martha 
Meguerian. Before she died, Hope was most happy to meet her two great grandchildren: Ava and Rami Visco.
Born in Providence RI on Jan 27, 1930, a full-blooded Armenian daughter of the late 
Karekin and Rose (Mooradian) Nanian, Hope grew up in Cranston, RI with her 
brother Kenneth (deceased) and sister Cynthia Nanian Pierce (deceased). Hope 
attended the Kathryn Gibbs School in Providence, and worked as a secretary in the 
Chemistry Department at Brown University in Providence. Garbis, passing through
the Chemistry Department at Brown, where he was pursuing a Ph.D., spotted the 
beautiful Armenian secretary, and it was love at first sight. Hope and Garbis were 
married in March 1951 and soon moved to Illinois. Hope then dedicated herself to 
raising her children and developing her passion for writing and art. She composed 
haiku and tanka poetry, for which she received many awards and prizes from, 
among others, the Chicago Poets and Patrons Society and the Illinois Federation of 
Women’s Clubs. Hope created wonderful paintings and sculpture that fill the 
Lemont home.
Hope loved to travel with Garbis, particularly trips along the coast of Maine. She 
also visited the top three places on her bucket list: the fiords of Norway, the great 
art museums of Florence, Italy, and, her favorite, Japan. 
The Meguerian family is most grateful for Hope's wonderful caregivers from Your 
Loving Family, particularly Viljia, Janina, and Arta who saw her through her last 
days. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Friday, February 
10, 2023 at 10:30 am at Saints Joachim & Anne Armenian Apostolic Church, 12600 
S Ridgeland Ave, Palos Heights, IL 60463. A memorial service will follow at 
11:30 am at the church.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations in her memory to the Saints 
Joachim & Anne Armenian Apostolic Church:  https://saintsjoachimandanne.net/ Condolences may be offered and memories shared at www.kerryfh.com.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, February 10, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

S.S. Joachim & Anne Armenian Apostolic Church

12600 South Ridgeland, Palos Heights, IL 60463

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 10, 2023

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

S.S. Joachim & Anne Armenian Apostolic Church

12600 South Ridgeland, Palos Heights, IL 60463

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