Verage H. "Vic"'s Story

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Verage H. “Vic” Kizirian, 88, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, June 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Natalie (Kaulback) Kizirian.
Born in New York City, he was the son of the late Herald Kizirian and Rose (Nanigian) Kizirian.
Following his family’s relocation to Haverhill, Vic graduated from the Haverhill Trade School in 1947, and later enlisted to proudly serve our nation in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Vic returned home safely and began his career as a machinist and tool and dye maker with DeGrenier Machine Shop in Haverhill. He later worked for Western Electric and ultimately retired from AT&T after nearly 30 years.
An accomplished athlete, Vic was an avid skier and longtime member of the Western Electric bowling, softball, and golf leagues. He competed in numerous local golf tournaments and was crowned the 2000 Allan B. Rogers Memorial Tournament Senior Champion. He was one of the longest tenured golf representatives for Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, and was to be honored this year at an event thanking him for his support. Vic was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping and skiing trips with his family to the White Mountains, and extensive travel throughout the United States.
Above all Vic was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.
He is survived by his children and their spouses, Lynn D. Woodburn and Jeff of Atkinson, N.H., and Donald E. Kizirian and Diane of Newton, N.H.; a granddaughter, Angela B. Kizirian of Plaistow; a sister, Virginia McMahon of Merrimac; several nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. He was predeceased by his brother, Varagan Kizirian.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill, with a service scheduled in the funeral home at 12 p.m. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Bradford. Donations may be made in memory of Verage Kizirian to either Merrimack Valley Hospice, Home Health Foundation, 360 Merrimack St., Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843, or Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, 280 Merrimack St., Suite 400, Lawrence, MA 01843. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook or www.comeaufuneral.com.
Published on  June 12, 2017
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