Haverhill, MA — Samuel Jamgochian, 98, of Haverhill, formerly of Freeman Street Extension, died Monday, April 15, 2013, at the Wingate at Haverhill Nursing Home.
Born in Salem, N.H., son of the late Oscar and Blanche (Garabedian) Jamgochian, he attended Salem High School. He served in the United States Army during World War II as a Technician Fourth Grade and was a recipient of The Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon, with Three Service Stars. He later went on to further his education by attending Pierre Technical School in New York City, and Franklin Technical Institute of Boston. He worked as a master electrician for Thompson Electric, North Andover, for many years and also later worked at Lincoln Foods, Lawrence.
A farmer at heart, he enjoyed gardening, working around his home and treating his children to Sunday drives.
The widower of the late Nellie C. (Sakalauskas) Jamgochian, to whom he was married for 57 years at the time of her death in 2011, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David A. and Jill Jamgochian, of Haverhill, a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth “Betty” and Dr. James R.Vitale, of Plaistow, NH; two grandsons, James P. “Jamie” Vitale and his wife, Rachel, of Newton, N.H., and Daniel F. Vitale and his wife, Michelle, of Worcester; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Jenny, Armine, Elizabeth, Elijah and Oscar.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends may call on Friday, April 19, 2013, from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. at Brookside Chapel and Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Rte. 121A (Plaistow Village), Plaistow, N.H. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place following the service in St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Lawrence.
Donations may be made to the American Heart Association. For directions or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.brooksidechapelfh.com.