Kachadoor Berberian, 88
He leaves his devoted wife of 65 years, Mary (Arakelian) Berberian; his daughter, Ellen Berberian of Northborough; his son, Michael Berberian and his wife Deborah of Northborough; three grandsons, Michael Berberian, Ross Berberian and Aaron Berberian; one great-grandson; his sister, Catherine Frankhauser of San Rafael, CA; and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brothers, Ted and George.
Born in Worcester, son of Manoog and Helen (Kushigian) Berberian, Kachie was a lifelong resident of Northborough. From 1947-1992, he owned and operated Berberian Brothers Farm with his late brother Teddy.
Kachie was recognized for his accomplishments in agriculture by the state commissioner of agriculture. He was an active member The Federation of Farmers’ Markets in Massachusetts and a member of the Massachsuetts Farm Bureau.
He was a member of Siloam Masonic Lodge in Westborough, a member of Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church of Worcester, and its men’s club. Kachie was full of energy, very social, and simply enjoyed life. He especially loved flying his own Cessna 180 airplane.
He served in the U.S. Army in Europe during WWII and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. As a P.O.W., he spent five months in a German prison camp and later escaped to freedom through Czechoslovakia.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m., in Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m., in Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church, 635 Grove St., Worcester. Burial will follow in Howard Street Cemetery, Northborough. For directions and online condolences, please visit www.haysfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church.
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