WORCESTER-Nicholas P. Alexanian, 94, passed away Sunday, January 16 at the Jewish Healthcare Center where he was cared for with great love, compassion and skill.
His wife of 75 years, Rose T. (Torosian) Alexanian passed away in March 2021. He leaves three children, Nubar Alexanian and his wife, Rebecca Koch of Gloucester, Nicholas Alexanian, Jr. of Boynton Beach, FL and special friend Melissa Warren of Sterling, and Nancy Alexanian of Worcester; two grandchildren, Abby Rose Alexanian and Jimmy Ahern and his wife, Jillian; three great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Lily and James Ahern. A daughter, Christine Alexanian Ahern and a son-in-law, Fred Bauer; predeceased him. He was born in Worcester, son of Parsek and Varter (Goshdigian) Alexanian. He graduated from Commerce High School, where he was a stand-out point guard, and was recognized state-wide for his skills on the Varsity Basketball team. He was a US Navy Veteran of WWII.
Nick graduated from Wentworth Institute in 1948 and became an acclaimed structural engineer for Riley Stoker Corporation for many years before retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Armenian Church of Our Saviour and enjoyed participating in many church events. He and his wife, Rose, enjoyed an active social life in the Armenian community where they were often the life of the party.
Nick was active as a talented golfer, dancer, gardener & carpenter--and dedicated as the patriarch of his beloved family and enjoyed welcoming everyone who walked through their door. He loved his Armenian heritage, would teach his kids Armenian songs on their respective instruments, and made legendary moussaka. Everybody loved Nick.
Visiting Hours are Thursday, January 20, from 10 to 11am in the Armenian Church of Our Saviour, 89 Salisbury St. followed by a Funeral Service at 11am in the church. Burial in Hope Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to The Armenian Church of Our Savior or The Jewish Healthcare Center, 629 Salisbury St, Worcester, MA 01609. Arrangements Callahan Fay Caswell Life Celebration Home, 61 Myrtle St.