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Richard Avedisian

September 10, 1935 ~ September 10, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old


Richard Avedisian of Methuen passed away at his home on Sunday September 10, 2023. The son of the late Kachador and Eva Avedisian of Methuen, MA, he was predeceased by his brother Avedis Avedisian of Methuen, Ma, his sister Alice and her husband Haig Abdalian of Belmont, MA and his sister Vera and her husband Nash Garabedian of Salem, NH.

Everyone knew him as Dick. He was a farmer. He loved his work with a passion. His two sons worked with him and were taught “hard work never hurt anyone.” He was a man of the soil.

Dick is survived by his wife of almost 62 years, Eleanor. His sons Richard, Jr., Steven and his wife Wendy, his grandson Adam and his wife Jessica and two great grandsons Luke and Matthew all of Methuen. He also leaves his sister-in-law Rose Avedisian.

There are no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to Funeral services on Friday September 15, 2023 at 10:00 am in Ararat Armenian Congregational Church, 2 Salem St., Salem, NH. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem.

In Lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Dick may be given in honor of his nephew to Charles Abdalian, Jr ALS Research Fund at Mass General Hospital. Gift can be made online or mail to Bridget Flynn, MGH Development Office, 125 Nashua St., Suite 540 Boston, MA 02114. Checks should be made payable to Mass General Hospital. Please denote gifts in memory of Richard Avedisian in the memo line.

Donations may also be made to the Ararat Armenian Congregational Church, 2 Salem St., Salem, NH 03079.

Arrangements are by the Goundrey Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main St., Salem, NH. To leave an online condolence, please visit Dick’s tribute page at

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Funeral Service
September 15, 2023

10:00 AM
Ararat Armenian Congregational Church
2 Salem Street
Salem, NH 03079


Pine Grove Cemetary
357 Main Street
Salem, NH 03079


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