Salem, NH — Elsie (Tatoyian) Manson, age 96, a lifelong resident of Salem, NH, passed away after a short illness on January 1, 2014, at Parkland Medical Center in Derry, NH. Elsie was born in Salem, NH, the daughter of Agnes (Garabedian) and Hagop Tatoyian. She attended Salem schools. She was a devoted wife and mother who loved her family. Elsie worked on the family farm in her youth and was a homemaker after her marriage. Throughout her life, Elsie loved growing produce, gardening and cooking.
Elsie was predeceased by her husband, Sarkis Manson and son, Robert A. Manson; brothers, Charles, Edward, and Leo Tatoyian; and sister, Alice (Tatoyian) Asadoorian. She is survived by her beloved granddaughters, Emily A. Manson and Christina M. Manson; sister-in-laws, Mary B. Tatoyian and Mary G. Tatoyian; cousin, Elsie Talanian, and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the loving staff and residents of the Warde Center in Windham, NH for the care and compassion shown to Elsie in the weeks she lived there prior to her illness. She was blessed to have had the opportunity to spend her final weeks there.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends are invited to visit on Monday, January 6, 2014, from 10 to 11 a.m. at The Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main Street, Salem, NH. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Pointe, 110 Main St., Haverhill, MA 01830. To send an online condolence, please visit www.goundreydewhirstfuneral.com or www.facebook.com/GoundreyDewhirstFuneral.