Obituary: Robert Sanasarian, Keeper of Watertown Memories


WATERTOWN — Robert Sanasarian of Watertown died on January 12.

He was the uncle of Roxanne Baker of Brookline, Kevin Baker of Randolph, Joy Morgan and her husband George of RI and the late Mark Asadoorian and the great-uncle of Mark and Marina Morgan. He was the son of the late Aram and Vartouhi (Jerian) Sanasarian and brother of the late Audrey Baker and Arpie Asadoorian.

Services were at St. James Armenian Church, 465 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown on Thursday, January 18. Interment followed in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Watertown.

He was a member of the St. James Choir for more than 70 years. He was also a member of St. James Men’s Club, served as a bingo volunteer. He was also a member of Knights of Vartan, Ararat Lodge #1.

Armenian Mirror-Spectator correspondent Nancy Kalajian interviewed Sanasarian at length for a piece that appeared in late fall, about the history of old Watertown. (

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