In Memoriam: Longtime Little Silver Resident and Owner of Former Tiger Lily Boutique, Ardis Bogosian, 91

Longtime Little Silver resident and owner of the former Tiger Lily boutique, Ardis Varian Bogosian, died peacefully at home on Jan. 24. She was 91. Her funeral is set for Saturday, March 25.

Ardis Bogosian
Photo/family via John E. Day Funeral Home

“Ardis had many passions including cooking, sewing, knitting and reading. However, her greatest joy by far came from
being with her family. 
Ardis was born on May 16, 1931 in Philadelphia, PA to Vahe and Ashken Varjabedian. She graduated from Plainfield High School in 1949 and secretarial school in 1951. After a number of different office support jobs, Ardis found her calling when she became the proud owner of the plus-size women’s boutique Tiger Lily, Ltd. in Little Silver in the 1980s and 1990s.”

Loved ones of Ardis Bogosian in her obituary

Ardis was predeceased by her beloved husband Nishan in 2004. They were married in Worcester, MA in 1953.

Ardis is survived by: her three children, Nina Quigley (Matthew), of New York, NY, Diane Fanshel (Ethan), of San Anselmo, CA, and Mark Bogosian (Carol), of Colorado Springs, CO; and, her seven grandchildren, Sona Quigley, Ani Quigley, Meline Quigley, Alexander Fanshel, Liza Fanshel, Katie Fanshel and Gregory Bogosian.

The funeral will be held on Saturday, March 25, at 11 a.m. at Soorp Asdvadzadzin Armenian Apostolic Church in Whitinsville, MA, with interment to follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, Whitinsville. A luncheon (hokejash) will follow at the church. 

A requiem service will be held on Sunday, June 4, after the Divine Liturgy (Divine Liturgy will begin at 10:30 a.m., requiem at approximately noon) at St. Stepanos Armenian Apostolic Church in Elberon. A luncheon will follow at the family in Little Silver.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Stepanos Armenian Apostolic Church in Elberon NJ or Soorp Asdvadzadzin Armenian Apostolic Church in Whitinsville MA. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the caregivers of Visiting Angels, VNA Hospice and VNA Visiting Physicians.  

— Edited obituary prepared by family via John E. Day Funeral Home