, Salem, MA

October 17, 2013

Tereza Seferyan, 83

Peabody, formerly of Swampscott — Tereza Seferyan, 83 years, formerly of Swampscott, died Wednesday morning, October 16, 2013, at the Aviv Center for Living in Peabody. Born in Ordu, Turkey, she was the daughter of the late Penyamin and Nargiz (Toramanyan) Seferyan. She moved to Istanbul's Shishly district at a very young age. She received several advanced College degrees. She came to the United States in 1970.

Miss Seferyan was employed as a secretary with Salem Hospital for over 25 years. She enjoyed reading and knitting and had a passion for the ocean and beach. She was always up-beat, positive, happy and full of compliments.

She is survived by her sister, Imasduhi Serefyan of Peabody; her nephew, Marty Takessian and his wife, Leslie, and their children, Mitchell and Lucas, all of Milford, NH. She was also very close friends of Niki Celo and her husband, Stefan, of Salem. She was predeceased by her brother, Kegham Seferyan, and sister, Dorothy (Dikranuhi) Takessian and her husband, Marderos.

ARRANGEMENTS: Miss Seferyan’s visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, October 18, 2013, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., (corner of North St.), Salem at 9:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. For additional information or online guest book, please call 978-744-0497 or visit