Obituary: Edwina Walsh

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WATERTOWN — Edwina Walsh (née Jamgochian) of Watertown, formerly of Woburn, suffered a ruptured aortic aneurysm and passed away peacefully on October 27.

She was the daughter of the late Megerdich and Lucy (Kumjian) Jamgochian and wife of the late Daniel Walsh. She had been previously married to the late Henry Bogosian.

Edwina was the mother of Eric Bogosian, married to Jo Bonney, and Denise Bogosian, married to Michael Casella. She was the grandmother of Harris and Travis Bogosian and Nisa Thompson.  Edwina is survived by her twin brother, Edward Jamgochian, who lives in Virginia with his wife Louise.   Her close family members, sister Mary Kendall and cousin Hagop Jamgochian are deceased. She is also survived by many loving relatives in the Jamgochian, Bogosian and Walsh families.

When she was first married and after her children were small, Edwina worked as a professional hairdresser. In the 1970s she decided to pursued a college degree, graduating from Fitchburg State College in 1978. For more than 20 years, Edwina (as Edwina Bogosian) taught cosmetology and aesthetics as well as headed her department at Essex Agricultural and Technical Institute, beloved by her hundreds of students.

She remarried late in life to Daniel Walsh and after his passing 10 years ago, enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, still cooking her wonderful recipes for them as recently as last summer.

She was an avid painter, winning a number of amateur awards. She enjoyed the company of a circle of close friends who shared her interests: yoga, painting and literature.

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Last summer, to celebrate her 90th birthday, a lavish dinner party was held in her honor at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston.

A funeral service for Edwina will be held at Saint James Armenian Church, Watertown, on Friday, November 3, while visiting hours are on Thursday at the Aram Bedrosian Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Saint James Armenian Church. Interment services will be private.

 

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