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Rose Balian

August 12, 1927 ~ October 16, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old

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Rose Balian, beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully at the age of 96 on October 16, 2023.

She was born on August 12, 1927, in Buffalo, NY. After graduating from high school, she received her associate degree from Business College, but her true passion was music. Both an accomplished pianist and lyric soprano, she used her talents and joined the Buffalo Light Opera Company.

In 1951, she met and married Zareh Balian. Virginia was now home. She had two sons, Alex and Richard. As her boys got older, she reignited her business career and had several positions as Administrative Executive Assistant with numerous companies.

Rose was an active member of Soorp Khatch Armenian Church in Bethesda, Maryland and sang in the church choir. She also belonged to the Ladies Guild. After retiring from the work force, she continued to be involved in church activities. Rose moved to Fredericksburg, Virginia in 2018 to be closer to family.

She is survived by her sons, Alex (Karen) and Richard (Brenda); and grandsons Matthew and Christopher (Chelsea). She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Margaret Momjian; and her brother, James D. Momjian

A service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. The family will receive friends one hour prior to he service at the funeral home chapel. Rose's final resting place will be in Buffalo, New York where her journey started.


Services

Visitation
Saturday
October 21, 2023

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg
10830 Patriot Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Service
Saturday
October 21, 2023

3:00 PM
Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg
10830 Patriot Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

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