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Leo Papelian,86,


    Leo Papelian,86, of Milford passed away on February 4, 2011 at the Westborough Nursing & Rehab Center. He was born in Milford son of the late Andon and Mary (Hadidian) Papelian and was a life long Milford resident. Mr. Papelian was a graduate of the Milford High School class of 1942.
He was a WWII Army Veteran serving in Okinawa during the invasion.  
   Leo graduated from Suffolk University with a BS in Economics.
   He is survived by one brother, Roger Papelian and wife Jean of Milford and nieces Gail Boroyan of Chelmsford, Maryellen Papelian of Hopkinton and Jeanmarie Papelian of Salem, NH and nephew Paul Konchagulian of Omaha, NE. He was predeceased just one week earlier by his beloved   sister, Alice (Konchagulian) D'Urso of Milford, MA.
   Leo was co-founder, charter member, past commander and held many posts and was a very active member of the Armenian-American Veterans Organization of Milford for over 60 years.
   He was the Executive Director of the Milford Housing Authority overseeing its expansion.
   Leo was an avid gardener. He had a greenhouse, a great garden every year from plants he started himself and over 100 fruit trees.  
  A funeral home service will be held Tuesday February 8, 2011 at 11 A.M. in the Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St. in Milford Ma. Burial will follow in the Vernon Grove Cemetery on depot St. in Milford.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday morning from 10 to 11 A.M. prior to the funeral home services. 
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Soorp Asdvadzadzin Armenian Apostolic Church of Whitinsville, 315 Church St. Whitinsville MA 01588

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To Leo's Family, I would like you all to know how very dear Leo was to our family. He was like a father to my sister, my brother, and myself. He was known and loved as "Grandpa Leo" to my son and my four nieces and nephews. And he was my Mom's best friend! He was a very big part of our lives for the past 30+ years and he will have a place in our hearts forever!
Debbie Burns (Carolyn's daughter)


To Leo's Family, I would like you all to know what a positive impact Leo had on our family. He was know to my sister's children as Grampa Leo and is so dearly remembered. My sympathy to all of you.
Mary Copeland (Carolyn's sister)


Hi - Thank you for your thoughts. The ANCA remembered our Uncle Leo on their site: ANCA With the passing today of World War II veteran Leo Papelian, we take a moment to reflect upon all those Armenians, many sons of Genocide survivors, who took up arms to defend America during this great trial of our nation and of freedom worldwide. - Aram http://www.facebook.com/ancagrassroots#!/photo.php?fbid=499470271858&set=a.172324551858.120197.16968936858
Maryellen Papelian


TO ROGER PAPELIAN AND FAMILY MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO YOU AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME. IN READING THE OBITUARY, I CAN SEE THAT LEO WAS A GREAT ASSET TO HIS COMMUNITY. IT DOESN'T SURPRISE TO LEARN THIS IN THAT I KNOW THE COMMITMENT AND WORK ETHIC OF YOU AND YOUR DAUGHTERS. MY SYMPATHIES AND REGARDS TO ALL. RESPECTFULLY/PAUL BEDROSIAN
PAUL BEDROSIAN


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