Funeral Notice – Arpena “Penny” Hajatian

Arpena “Penny” Hajatian entered into her eternal rest on March 6, 2022.  She was the beloved wife of the late Hamiak “Mike” Hajatian, loving mother to Michael (Lynn) and Jeffrey (Shirley); loving grandmother to Stephanie Vartanian (Harry), Alexis Topakbashian (Alex), Erika Torosian (Michael), and Michael Hajatian (Ani) and great-grandmother to Jacob, Jemma, Joseph, Franklin, Nadya, Tomas, Tula, Sevan, and Sophene.  She was predeceased by her brother Robert and her favorite uncle, Pilag.  She is also survived by her sister Hosmig “Mickey” Sherian and leaves behind many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews 
Penny was born on September 19, 1926, in Camden, NJ to Vahan and Arax Damghajian, Armenian immigrants and survivors of the Armenian Genocide.  She was the older sister to Robert and Mickey and Graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1944. 
She married Mike on October 19, 1947, at Holy Trinity Armenian Church in Philadelphia.  Mike and Penny moved to the Mayfair section of Northeast Philadelphia in 1950, where they raised their two sons, Michael and Jeffrey.  In late 1966 they moved to their long-time residence in Bethayres, where Penny resided until the last five years when she moved to Ambler. 
Services will take place at Holy Trinity Armenian Church on Friday, March 11, 2022 as follows: 

Visitation 10 – 11am 
Funeral Service – 11 am 
Interment – Private 

In-lieu-of-flower donations to Holy Trinity Armenian Church would be appreciated.

“For you have been my shelter, a strong tower against the foe.” (Psalm 61:3)