Barbara A. Terzian

Barbara A. Terzian and Rob Roy

Peter’s mother, Barbara A. Terzian, née Mendoza, died on Saturday, 19 April 2008, at age seventy-seven. She was born in 1930 in Troy, New York, and she married Peter’s father, Richard Terzian, in 1959. She worked as a case supervisor for the Rensselaer County Department of Public Welfare in the 1950s and 1960s. She was an avid reader, a devotee of the arts, a great fan of dogs, and an all-around generous, loving, accepting person. She is sorely missed.

There will be a wake at the Dufresne and Cavanaugh Funeral Home in Latham, New York, on Tuesday, April 22, from 5pm to 7pm, and a funeral mass at St. Ambrose Church on Wednesday, April 23, at 11am. If you’d like to make a donation in her name, please consider the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.

Mrs. Terzian as a young girl Mrs. Terzian as a young woman

Richard and Barbara Terzian, 1959 Mrs. Terzian holding Peter, 1968

Mrs. Terzian in the Musée d'Orsay