Arshag Hovhannesian
June 20, 1924 - October 29, 2009
   
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Biography

Arshag “Archie” Hovhannesian, 85, of Worcester formerly of Keene NH passed away peacefully, Thursday October 29th surrounded by his family.
Archie was born in Lowell Ma on June 20th 1924. He graduated from South High School and joined the U.S. Army during World War II to serve his country. Upon returning to Worcester, Archie earned his degree from Worcester Junior College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He grew up and lived in Worcester until moving to Keene for the next forty years returning here in 2001.
Archie is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary L. (Guinto) Hovhannesian; his children, Mark Hovhannesian and his wife Suzanne of Southborough, Jeannine Robinson and her husband Allan of Vancouver, and Debra Hovhannesian of Shrewsbury; three grandchildren Lisa Hovhannesian, Rebecca and Ethan Martin; nieces, nephews and friends. A daughter, Susan Martin pre deceased him.
Archie worked many years as Vice President and General Manager of Rowco Mfg. in Keene, as Executive Vice President, General Manager and Chief of Production Engineering for several companies including operating his own company before retiring from Kingsbury Machine Tool Corp.
While Archie resided in Keene he was active in city politics. He served as a City Councilman, Chairman of the Finance Committee, was on the Keene Planning Board and a Director of the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Keene Rotary club.
The funeral will be held Tuesday, November 3rd from the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St. with a Mass at 10:00 am in Our Lady of Loreto Church, 37 Massasoit Rd. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends and relatives are invited to visit with the family, Monday, November 2nd from 5 pm to 8 pm in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The St. Francis Home Activity Fund, 100 Plantation St 01604 or the National Kidney Foundation 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday November 3, 2009, 10:00 am at Our Lady of Loreto Church
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Visitation

Monday November 2, 2009, 5 pm - 8 pm at Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel
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