Lazarus A. “Larry” Pahigian, 89, of North Andover, MA, passed away January 14, 2021, at Lawrence General Hospital after a brief illness. He was born in Lawrence, MA, and was the son of the late Ashod and Pilo (Gulian) Pahigian.
Raised in Lawrence, Larry was a graduate of Lawrence High School and Northeastern University. He was a licensed pharmacist and owned and operated Gulian's High School Pharmacy in Lawrence, North Andover Pharmacy, and American Medical & Surgical Supply Co. He once served as President of the Mass State Pharmaceutical Association, taught at Mass College of Pharmacy, and after selling his businesses, became an executive at CareMark.
Larry was involved in numerous community and service organizations such as past president of the North Andover Lions Club, the Masons, Armenian Pharmacists Association, and as an active member of the Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Pointe. He dedicated himself to defending and advocating for the special needs community, their rights, and prosperity. In addition to time with his family, Larry also enjoyed golf and was a 45-year member at Andover Country Club, and most recently at Portsmouth, NH Country Club, and Cypress Lake Golf Club in Ft. Myers, FL.
Larry is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Alice (Hamamjian) Pahigian; his children, Cary Pahigian and his wife Barbara of MD, Beth Richards and her husband Jack of Seabrook Beach, NH, and Pamela Pahigian of Andover; his sister, Carol Bazarian and her husband Charlie of North Andover; his sister-in-law, Audrey Pilibosian of Arlington, MA; his grandchildren, Tyler Richards and his partner Samantha Valletta, Conor and Parker Richards, Brad, Brendan, and Amanda Pahigian; his great-grandchild, Cayson Richards. Survivors also include nieces: Lisa Gardner and husband Anthony of Northborough MA, Michelle Beeney and husband Jeff of Andover MA, Julie Ballentine and husband Scott of Exeter, NH; his nephew, Jeff Pilbosian and wife Heather of North Hampton, NH. Many of Larry's friends' children knew him as "Uncle Larry." He was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Jack Pilibosian.
At the family’s request, all services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Pointe-Building Fund, 1280 Boston Road, Haverhill, MA 01835 or at https://www.hyepointearmenianchurch.org/ Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery in Lawrence.