John M. Annaian, 87, of Norwood, MA passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital with his loving family by his side. Born in Lawrence, he was the son of the late Eghia and Mary (DerMelkonian) Annaian.
John was a graduate of Lawrence High School, class of 1948, and Northeastern University as well as a licensed CPA. He was honorably discharged from the U. S. Army and a Korean War veteran. He worked at General Electric in Lynn and Teledyne Technologies in Woburn. After retiring from the corporate world, he co-owned two restaurants on Cape Cod. In his post-retirement years, John assisted his son in his construction business. In his youth, John enjoyed flying and took pride in becoming a licensed pilot. He enjoyed golfing and traveling but most of all loved spending time with his family and friends.
He was a member of the Holy Trinity Armenian Church in Cambridge and the Knights of Vartan, Merrimack Valley Arakadz Lodge.
John will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 58 years, Rose Sirvart (Boghosian) Annaian; his children, Janice Azarian and her husband, Jack of Salem, NH, Lynne Prevett and her husband, Dick of Cataumet, MA and Rick Annaian and his wife, Amy of Moultonborough, NH; his grandchildren, Michael, Jennifer and Mark Azarian, Nicholas and Steven Prevett, and John and Samantha Annaian; his brother and sisters, Edward Annaian and his wife, Janet, Elizabeth Kochakian and her husband, Charles and Mary Ann Afarian all of Andover; his brother-in-law, Jerry Boghosian of Lexington and sisters-in-law, Maria Annaian of North Andover and Eva Boghosian of Palm Beach Gardens; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
John was predeceased by his brother, Michael Annaian.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Sts. Vartanantz Armenian Church, 180 Old Westford Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824 or the Holy Trinity Armenian Church, 145 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours Monday, May 7, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street, Methuen. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Sts. Vartanantz Armenian Church, 180 Old Westford Road, Chelmsford. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Andover.