Obituary: George D. Hagopian


Hagopiangeorge 001WALTHAM, Mass. — George D. Hagopian of Waltham died on December 4, 2015.

He was the son of the late Harry and Mary (Aroian) Hagopian. He was the brother of Edward D. Hagopian and his wife Frances of Woburn and Carol Gardner and her husband Bernard of Arlington. He was the longtime companion of Barbara Johnson of Arlington; uncle of Michael and Mark Hagopian and Bernard and Andrew Gardner; nephew of Ashod D. Hagopian of Winchester and the late Armine D. Hagopian, Aram D. Hagopian and Mary Albertassi. He also leaves several cousins.

Services were held at Holy Trinity Armenian Church, 145 Brattle St., Cambridge on Thursday, December 10. Interment was in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge.

He was a lifelong, dedicated and devoted member of Holy Trinity Church who was an integral part of the fabric of parish life. He was a founding member and Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the Holy Trinity Trust Fund serving on the Board for over 30 years (1976-2007). He served as a Diocesan Delegate for 23 years, was a member of the Parish Council for eight years, served as Church Auditor for many years and as Treasurer for the Trinity Christmas Bazaar for several decades.

In October 2000, he was honored as “Parishioner of the Year” and in April 2002 was presented with the Pontifical Encyclical and St. Nersess Shnorhali Medal.

For more than 45 years he was director of membership services at the American Automobile Association (AAA). He was a member of Charity Lodge A.F. & A. M. of Cambridge and Knights of Vartan Ararat Lodge # 1.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Armenian Church.

Arrangements were made by the Giragosian Funeral Home, Watertown.