BELMONT, Mass. — Haig Der Manuelian died on December 1. He was 90.
He was a successful attorney and also one of the founders of the Armenian Library and Museum of America in Watertown, which more recently shortened its name to the Armenian Museum of America.
He was the husband of Adele Flora (Koundakjian) Manuelian.
He leaves his children, Mark Manuelian and his wife Deborah, Matthew Manuelian and his wife Anahit Atayan, Michael Manuelian and his husband Gregory Welch, and Martin Manuelian; six grandchildren: Ara, Ami, Ana, Asa, Haik and Romen; and three foster grandchildren: Kolbey, Kinley and Konley; and siblings John Vigen Der Manuelian and Lucy Der Manuelian.
He also leaves many nieces and nephews and his devoted assistant of 47 years, Dotti Burke.
In a statement, ALMA President Michele M. Kolligian said, “Today is a sad day for all of us at the Armenian Museum of America as we mourn the passing of our leader. He was a proud Armenian and man of strength who excelled in every aspect of his life. His devotion and passion for the betterment of the Armenian Museum was unwavering.