Mary (Magarian) Donigian

November 29, 1930 ~ December 25, 2020 (age 90)


Mary Donigian, 90 years, of Wakefield, formerly of Lynn and Saugus died Friday Dec. 25th at Brightview Senior Living after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Walter V. Donigian, with whom she shared 65 years of marriage.

Born in Peabody she was the daughter of the late Yegia and Yevniga (Menizigian) Magarian. Mary attended Lynn schools and graduated from Lynn English High School, Class of 1949. Along with her husband Walter she owned and operated Magarian Rug Company on Essex St. in Lynn for over 60 years until they closed the business in 2005. She enjoyed traveling and going on cruises with her family.

Mary is survived by one son Steven and his wife Robin of Wakefield, one daughter Susan Donigian-Smith of Mansfield, five grandchildren Lindsay and her husband Jim Censabella of Milbury, Laura and her husband Derek Holland of Dracut, Julia Donigian of Wakefield, Melissa Smith of New York City and Matthew and his wife LeeAnn Smith of Charlotte, NC, two great grandchildren Caden and Parker Censabella, one neice Amy Guzelian, and one nephew Mark Kizirian. She was also sister of the late Florence Magarian.

Service Details: Private funeral services were held at the Parker Funeral Home 35 Franklin St. Lynn, burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery. Please make memorial donations in Mary’s name to the Children of Armenia Fund 149 5th Ave. Suite 500, New York, NY 10010.

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Private Services

Parker Funeral Home
35 Franklin Street
Lynn, MA 01902

Private Committal

Pine Grove Cemetery
145 Boston Street
Lynn, MA 01904


Children of Armenia Fund
149 5th Avenue Suite 500, New York NY 10010

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