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Mary Aghassi August 5, 1939 - June 29, 2021

August 1939 ~ June 2021

Mary Aghassi, age 81 of Turlock, passed away on June 29, 2021 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House.  She was born August of 1939 in Iran to Youkhana and Helen (Daniels) Lellhame.  She married Andriyous Aghassi in 1954 and migrated to Turlock in 1972.  Andy and Mary opened Jura’s Pizza Parlor in 1979.  She belonged to St. Thomas Assyrian Chaldean Church and Mar Youkhanan.  Mary enjoyed going to church, sewing, knitting, and reading the Bible.

She is survived by her son Jura, daughters Nora, Flora, and Papiola,11 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband Andy Aghassi, son Walter Aghassi, two sisters and two brothers.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 11am at St. Thomas Assyrian Chaldean Church with burial to follow at Turlock Memorial Park.  Funeral services directed by Allen Mortuary.

Letting Go

The angels gathered near your side

So very close to you

For they knew the pain and suffering 

That you were going through 

I thought about so many things

As I held tightly to your hand 

Oh, how I wished that you were strong

And happy once again

But your eyes were looking homeward

To that place beyond the sky

Where Jesus held his outstretched arms 

it was time to say good-bye

I struggled with my selfish thoughts

For I wanted you to stay 

So we could walk and talk again

Like we did..just yesterday

But Jesus knew the answer 

and I knew you loved him so 

I gave to you life’s greatest gift

The gift of letting go

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