Margaret Hakimian

February 8, 1931 - October 10, 2017

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Margaret Hakimian (nee Halebian), 86, of Dumont, entered into eternal rest on October 10, 2017.  Devoted mother of Karen Hanneman and Gary Hakimian.  Cherished grandmother of Ashley and Christina Hanneman, Christopher, Courtney and Jennifer Hakimian, and her loving grand dog Mikey.  Predeceased by her beloved husband, Edward Hakimian and her brother, Garo Halebian.


Margaret was born in New York City to Zabel (nee Bashian) and Asdig Halebian.  She was a graduate of Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School and an executive secretary to Dwight D. Eisenhower during his term as president of Columbia University.  She was also an executive secretary at Bashian Brothers Oriental Rugs in New York City.  Margaret was a member of St. Thomas Armenian Church, Tenafly and was very active in the Women’s Guild of the church.


Funeral Mass Saturday, October 14, 2017, 10:30 AM, St. Leon’s Armenian Church, 12-61 Saddle River Rd., Fair Lawn.  Interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY.  Family and friends are welcome to celebrate Margaret’s life on Friday, October 13, 2017 beginning at 4 PM and concluding at 8 PM, with a service at 7 PM, at the funeral home at the Frech-McKnight Funeral Home, 161 Washington Ave., Dumont.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret’s memory to St. Leon’s Armenian Church.