Mary Baltayan, age 92 of New Haven, CT, passed away on June 20, 2010. Mary was born Jan. 6, 1918 in Waterbury, CT to Melkon & Mary Nazarian Arakelian. Mary grew up in New Haven, worked for the railroad after high school and was very active on the boards of the YWCA and the Armenian Student Association. She was a long time member of Christ Church where she shared her infamous Paklava and Brownies with the Sunday school for many years. Mary is survived by her husband, Ara Baltayan; her three children, Charles & his wife Mary Baltayan of Hamden, Arthur & his wife Linda Baltayan of New Haven and Rosemary (Ro) Baltayan & her husband Ronald Morris of Dahlonega, GA; grandchildren Charles Baltayan, Adam Baltayan, Raymond Morris and Melissa Morris; as well as her sisters Elizabeth Arakelian & Ann Balayan. Mary was predeceased by her brother Jack Arakelian. Mary will be remembered as the loving and selfless woman she was to her family, church and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Church, 84 Broadway, New Haven, on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 11:00 AM. Friends may also visit with her family at the church Thursday morning from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Mary's ashes will be laid to rest in the Memorial Garden at Christ Church following her ceremony. Memorial donations may be made to: Harborside Healthcare Willows, Activities Dept., 225 Amity Rd., Woodbridge, CT 06525 or to Christ Church, 84 Broadway, New Haven, CT 06511. BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden are in care of arrangements.

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  1. It is with heartfelt sorrow that we mark the passing of Mary. In her presence we always felt like, and were treated like, family. Mary will be missed. We extend our sincere condolences to the family at their loss.

  2. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

  3. Dear Ara I was so sorry to read Mary’s obituary. She was a sweet lady and I remember the happy times we had at the ITE meetings together. My condolences to you and your family. Peg

  4. Dear Charles, I was so sorry to read about your mother’s passing. I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to you are your family. Sincerely Linda Connors

  5. I was very sorry to read about your mother’s passing. I would like to express my sympathy to you and your family. Sincerely Monika

  6. I was very sorry to read about your mother’s passing. I would like to express my sympathy to you and your family. Sincerely Monika

  7. Mr. Baltayan, My deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss. I will always remember Mrs. Baltayan for the pastries that she made for Charlie and me while we were in school together at UCONN. Warmest Regards, Drew deGanahl & Tami d’Emery

  8. Arthur my Dear friend, May all the GOOD Memories help you thru this difficult time. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rosie

  9. Dear Ara: We’re terribly sorry to hear of Mary’s passing and will always remember her friendly presence for so many years at Christ Church. Our condolences to you and all your family. Eunice and Roy

  10. Dear Ara, We are so sorry to hear of Mary’s death. What a great loss for you! Mary was a great lady, and we remember her fondly. May God grant you peace and strength in the days ahead. In Christ, Bevan and Alinda Stanley

  11. To Charles and family, Our Deepest sympathy at the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. Sincerely, Sue, Dan, Brian and Benjamin Huff

  12. Mary,Charlie,& Boys, I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. My heartfelt sympathy to your entire family.

  13. Dear Ara, We are so sorry to hear of Mary’s death. What a great loss for you! Mary was a great lady, and we remember her fondly. May God grant you peace and strength in the days ahead. In Christ, Bevan and Alinda Stanley

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