Paul C. Serabian
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Haverhill - Paul C. Serabian, 74, of Haverhill, Mass., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13.
He was born in Haverhill on February 16, 1945, to Charles and Beatrice (Mantarian) Serabian.
He is survived by his brother Robert; and relatives in Boston, New York, and Rhode Island.
Paul attended Haverhill High School and went on to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst to earn his bachelor's in History in 1967. He earned his master's in Guidance and Counseling from Salem State College (now Salem State University.) After receiving his master's degree he did postgraduate work at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
Paul was a longtime social studies teacher at Amesbury High School where he mentored students, and was revered by fellow faculty members. In retirement he immersed himself in world affairs, trips to the ocean, and up the Maine coastline for his seafood, and coffee chats with friends and former teachers.

Friends and relatives are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Wednesday, November 20, from 9 to 10:45 a.m. at HL Farmer and Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer Street, Haverhill, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Armenian Church at Hye Pointe Building Fund, P.O. Box 8069, Ward Hill, MA 01835. To share a memory or for more information please visit
Published on November 18, 2019


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Jay OBrien
Nov 21, 2019
Class of 85:
Had him for Anatomy of war and revolution. One of my favorite classes a great teacher , should have taught at the college level.
I still remember one of the phrases he taught us;
Lapses mentis... a slip of the mind.
And he didn’t eve teach Spanish.
You will be missed.
Donna Georges
Nov 20, 2019
Paul was a very special person. My daughters loved him as a teacher. So sorry for the loss.
Peggy Brooks
Nov 19, 2019
Paul, you were a kind neighbor and a kind teacher to my girls at AHS. Rest in peace.
glen ferland
Nov 19, 2019
he was a great man and teacher had him for my teacher in high school will be sadly missed
John Q. Steeves. AHS Class of 1987
Nov 19, 2019
So sorry for the lost of a Great History teacher who I learned a great deal about international studies of history of other countries. He will be missed as a wonderful man whom taught others to love history. My thoughts and prayers to his family.
Laurie Harlow
Nov 19, 2019
He was always kind when others were not so much. Enjoyed his classes and his sense of humor. Rest In Peace Mr. Serabian. Condolences to the family.
Christine Coombs
Nov 19, 2019
Rest In Peace, Mr. Serabian. Fond memories of social studies class.
David G Smith
Nov 19, 2019
Sorry for your loss. Mr. Serabian was a fun teacher. Praying for your family.
( Former AHS student)
Hope Arthur McDonald
Nov 19, 2019
Mr. Serabian was always kind and thoughtful. My thoughts and prayers to his family
Amanda Moore
Nov 19, 2019
I was always amazed by your knowledge Mr. Serabian. Four years in your home room, you were always kind to me and had nothing but nice things to say. Rest In Peace sir. My deepest sympathy to your family.
Jeff Thornell
Nov 19, 2019
Sad to hear of his passing. Mr. Serabian was my High school History teacher.. He was certainly interesting BUT a caring man who just wanted to teach his students... rest in peace now Mr. S....