Antranik Boudakian was born in Aleppo, Syria and educated at the Hagazian School. Moved to the United States at a very young age in 1964. He is a member of the St. Sarkis Armenian Church in New York and on its Board of Trustees.
In 1971 he opened a jewelry business in Forest Hill, New York under the name of Lorill Jewelers. A few years later a second store was opened in Springfield, Massachusetts. A distinguished member of the American Gem Society and Forest Hill Civic Association. Most active with the The Armenian Prelacy and on the Prelacy Endowment Fund Committee.
A political activist for the Armenian Cause and a recognized humanitarian. Married in 1965 to the former Mariam Marashian. Mariam is most helpful with the Armenian Heritage Cruise and assists in promotional activities. They have three children Lisa, Seta and Greg. Seta and Greg are in the jewelry business with their father.
Antranig’s dedication and support is one of the driving forces of the Armenian Heritage Cruise. With his ever reaching ability into the Armenian Communites, our cruise has become a real happening on the Armenian social scene.
His support of the Armenian National Committee activities in the New York Area has proven invaluable. He never tires and is available 24 hours a day to help.