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May 19, 2013

Rose E. Davidian, 91


North Andover — Rose E. Davidian passed away at Prescott House in North Andover, Mass., on March 14, 2013, at age 91.

She was the inseparable twin of Elizabeth Rose Davidian, born on October 30, 1921, to Katchig and Rose (Chilingirian) Davidian at Lincoln Court in Lawrence Mass. Rose and Elizabeth were known locally as "the twins," rarely seen apart. They both graduated from Lawrence High School in 1939 and went to McIntosh Secretarial a few years later. Their parents purchased a house on Howard Street in Lawrence in 1930 where the family continued to reside until 2010. Rose worked at S.S. Kresge, followed by employment at International Paper, Converse, and finally joining her twin at the MITRE Corporation in Bedford. She retired from MITRE in 1986.

The twins joined their sister, Anita, on many journeys abroad and within the United States. On one trip they accompanied their mother Rose to France to visit first cousins, the children of their maternal aunt, none of whom they had ever met. On yet another trip behind the Iron Curtain, to Russia, Turkey, and Armenia, they observed the tensions between the U.S. and Russia and the plight of poor Armenians whom they encountered. A trip to California had them visiting paternal first cousins who had moved from Lawrence prior to WWII. The twins also visited China, and Japan, went on several cruises, along with many local trips with senior groups.

Rose is survived by her brother, Peter J. Davidian and his wife, Elizabeth (Hale) Davidian, of East Dennis, Mass.; cousin, Rose Annaian of Arlington, Mass.; along with many cousins in France and California.

Rose was a very active member of the Ararat Armenian Congregational Church, 2 Salem St., Salem, NH 03079.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral service on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen, MA. Interment will follow in Bellevue Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to either the Ararat Church or a charity of their choice.

For directions or to send the Davidian family an online condolence, please visit www.cataudellafh.com.