BELMONT, Mass. — Haig K. Deranian, of Belmont, formerly of Worcester and Watertown, died on October 2. He was 75.
Deranian served as commander of Ararat Lodge No. 1, Boston in 1984 and 1985 and served as Grand Commander of the brotherhood from 2008 to 2010. At the time of his passing he was a member of the Diocesan Board of Directors, Board Member of St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, a and longtime Diocesan Delegate from St. James Armenian Church. His exceptional leadership in the Armenian Heritage Park Foundation was crucial for the success and eventual building of the Park, which officially opened in 2012.
He leaves his wife, Donna (Pino) Deranian, children Gregory Deranian and his wife Adrianne, Jason Deranian and his wife Jennifer and Jennifer Granfield and her husband Mossey; grandchildren Nicholas, Christian, Sam and Sophia, sister Charlotte Eordekian and her husband Harry and cousin Diane Kouyoumjian.
Funeral services were held at Saint James Armenian Church, Watertown, on Friday, October 6.