Funeral services will be held at Armenian Memorial Church in Watertown, on Monday, December 14, at 11 a.m., followed by interment at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Watertown.
She leaves her husband of 55 years, Hagop Sarkissian, daughter Sharon Hekimian and her husband Gregory Hekimian, son Robert Sarkissian and his wife Audrey Dow, grandson Joshua Hekimian and his wife Sara Hekimian, and granddaughter Emily Overstreet and her husband Simeon Overstreet.
She was predeceased by her parents Khachadoor and Yeghsa Pilibosian and her sister Lucia Barooshian.
Helene, owner of Ohan Press, was born in Boston to survivors of the Armenian Genocide. After graduating from Watertown High School, she attended Harvard University and graduated with a degree in humanities in 1960, before marrying Hagop Sarkissian.
She was the first woman editor of the Armenian Mirror-Spectator.