Obituary: Semiramis Moorad Armandroff, 94


Semiramis Moorad Armandroff, 94, a long-time resident of New Britain and Southington, Connecticut, died on May 4 in McLean, Virginia.

Semmie was born and raised in New Britain and, after graduating from Hartford College for Women, joined the human resources department of General Electric Company in Plainville.  Later, as media specialist at South End School in Southington, she nurtured children’s love for reading, helping each choose just the right book.

An active lifelong member of South Church in New Britain, Semmie also served as a member of the board of the affiliated Erwin Home.  Renowned for her wonderful vegetable garden and Berlin-Fair-award-winning pickles and jams, Semmie found joy in caring for plants until the end of her days.

Semmie had survived her beloved husband of 47 years, Taft, and now leaves behind her son, Taft, his wife Liz and their daughter Olivia, of Austin, Texas and her son, Dean, his wife Greer and their son Gabriel of Alexandria, Virginia.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 21, at 1:30 p.m. at South Church, 90 Main Street, New Britain, CT  06051.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the South Church Memorial Fund (address above) or to the Elizabeth Park Conservancy (; 1561 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117).

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