Haig Aghjayan, 80, of Lincoln, R.I., passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, June 30, at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Agnes (DerManuelian) Aghjayan; they were married for 55 years.
Born in Boston, Mass., he was the son of the late Malikof and Pailoon (Demirjian) Aghjayan.
Haig served his country proudly in the United States Army. He was a graduate of Providence College, earning a bachelor of arts degree. Haig was a very avid athlete, playing semi-professional football and baseball. He was a fan of all the New England sports teams, particularly the Red Sox and Patriots, loved music and spending time with his family and friends.
Besides his devoted wife, Haig leaves his two children, Pauline Getzoyan, and her husband, Ara, of Lincoln, and George M. Aghjayan, and his wife, Joyce, of Westminster; four loving grandchildren, Dalita Getzoyan, Christopher Aghjayan, and his wife, Katrina, Sarah Aghjayan, and Kathryn Aghjayan; a sister-in-law, Rose (DerManuelian) Vartanian; and a brother-in-law, Peter Kallanian. He also leaves many cousins, nieces, nephews, and godchildren.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a memorial service on Sat., July 9, at 2 p.m., in Sts. Vartanantz Armenian Apostolic Church, 402 Broadway, Providence, followed by a grave blessing. In lieu of flowers, donations in Haig’s memory may be made to Sts. Vartanantz Armenian Apostolic Church, 402 Broadway, Providence, R.I. 02909, or the D.A.V. Chapter 21, c/o James Pesetta (Commander), 21 Hunter Road, North Providence, R.I. 02904. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, Providence. For online condolences, visit boyleandsonfuneralhome.com.
The ARF Eastern Region Central Committee Extends its deepest condolences to former ARF Eastern Region Central Committee member Unger George Aghjayan, and his family, on the passing of Haig Aghjayan.
The editors and staff of the Hairenik and Armenian Weekly newspapers extend their deepest condolences to the family of Haig Aghjayan.
Source: Armenian Weekly Mid-West