EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

September 29, 2013

Harry Garabedian, 101

Salem, NH — Harry Garabedian, 101, of Salem, N.H., died on Saturday, September 28, at his home. Harry, the son of the late Almas (Alexanian) and Americk Garabedian, was a lifelong resident of Salem. He lived in the same house for 100 years, and he would have turned 102 in December. Harry was in the very first graduating class of Woodbury High School in 1929. He worked on the family farm in his youth, then he began a lifelong career in clothing construction and design, working for brands names like Mighty-Mac and London Fog. He was a member of the Ararat Armenian Congregational Church. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking, puttering around the house, and taking his wife for a Sunday drive. Harry was awarded the Boston Post Cane in May of 2011, which is awarded to Salem’s oldest resident.

He was predeceased by his wife, Agnes (Atamian) Garabedian, and his siblings. Harry is survived by his four sons, Armand and his wife, Ecaterina, of Salem, Richard and his wife, Kilby, of Princeton, Mass., Harry and his wife, Nancy, of Methuen, Mass., and Michael and his wife, Claire, of Salem; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be on Monday, September 30, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, at 11 a.m., at the Ararat Armenian Congregational Church, Salem. Burial is in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem. Memorial contributions in Harry’s name may be made to the Ararat Armenian Congregational Church, 2 Salem St., Salem, NH 03079. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.