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Grace Guroian, 90, Stamford Resident

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford resident Grace Guroian died Friday, Jan. 22. She was 90.

Guroian worked as tax preparer and a bookkeeper for several firms in Stamford. Later, she became assistant comptroller at States Marine, Park Avenue, New York. She was active for many years in Stamford government affairs, as a leader of homeowner civic associations, serving three terms on the board of representatives.

She was narrowly defeated as a candidate for the state Senate in 1984, and she was a treasurer of the International Armenian Relief Society (Red Cross).

Guroian is survived by her two sons, Vigen and Michael; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Armen Guroian; sister Stella Shamlian; and her parents Mgrditch and Zabel Keosaian, survivors of the Turkish genocide of Armenians during World War I.

Visiting hours will be from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28 at St. Gregory the Enlightener Church, 1131 North St., White Plains with an 11:15 a.m. funeral service to follow. A burial service and interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery, 130-04 Horace Harding Expressway, in Flushing. Bosak Funeral Home in Stamford, assisted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Armenian Relief Society Eastern U.S.A., 80 Bigelow Ave., Suite 200, Watertown, MA 02472, or by clicking here.

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