Obituary of Margaret Chavooshian
Margaret Chavooshian, 93, of New York, NY, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Brightview Assisted Living, Tenafly, NJ.
Born in New York City, NY, she was a longtime Trenton area resident before moving closer to her family in New York. Margaret was a well accomplished and self-employed artist in the Trenton area for many years. Marge studied at the Art Students League with Reginald Marsh, who helped develop her love for drawing. Later she studied with Mario Cooper, a well-known watercolorist. Marge is a plein air painter and is recognized for her street scenes, facades, cityscapes, architecture and landscapes, as well as her drawings of people and places. Her subjects go on beyond the realistic imagery to see how form and light create the complex visual structures of our world.
Since the 1960s her work has been shown in numerous national and state exhibitions and has won 163 Awards, including the Medal of Honor and Digby Chandler, both from the Painters Sculptors of New Jersey. Among many other awards, in 2007 she received the Silver Medal of Honor from the New Jersey Watercolor Society, where she has been an exhibitor and active member of the society for many years. In 1980 she won a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts to paint in five of the oldest cities in New Jersey. She exhibited this work at the New Jersey State Museum.
Daughter of the late Mesrop and Anna Kurkjian, wife of the late Budd Chavooshian; she is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Dean and Jill Chavooshian; her daughter Nora Chavooshian; her grandchildren Sarah Polsinelli, Ara Morton, Seta Morton and Hopi Morton; her grandchildren-in-law Mike Polsinelli and Mikenzie Norwood; great-grandchildren Moses Williams and Juniper Morton.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 1PM at the Ewing Cemetery Chapel, 78 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ 08638.
Interment will follow in Ewing Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call on Monday afternoon from 12-1PM in the cemetery chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Breast Cancer Research Foundation 28 West 44th Street, Suite 609 NY, NY 10036 or to Children of Armenia Fund, 149 5th Avenue, Suite 500 NY, NY 10010.