Michael D. Aaronian

December 20, 2016

Michael D. Aaronian
U.S. Veteran

US Army Reserve

MICHAEL D. AARONIAN – of Burlington, December 20th, passed away suddenly at age sixty-seven. Lovingly survived by his wife Mary Aaronian of Burlington. Loving son of the late Michael D. and Agnes (Coviello) Aaronian. Beloved father of Michael Edward Aaronian and his fiancé Kelly Martell; Matthew Michael Aaronian and his fiancé Nicole Garneau; and Marie Lynn Aaronian and her fiancé Michael Ryan. All of Burlington. Devoted brother of Francis Drake Sr. and his wife Joanne of Andover; Janet LeBlanc and her husband Edward of Woburn; and Karen Brajak and her life partner John Fischer of Malden. Special “Grampy” of Alexander Michael Aaronian. Cherished uncle of nieces and nephews Francis Drake Jr., John Drake, John Brajak, Nicole Campbell, and Kathryn Fischer. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, December 28th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Margaret’s Church, 111 Winn Street, Burlington at 10 a.m. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours Tuesday evening 4-7 p.m. Please at the family request in lieu of flowers remembrances may be made in Michael’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312; or the Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

OBITUARY:

Michael (Mike) Dick Aaronian passed away suddenly on December 20th while working on his truck in Boston. The beloved husband and life partner of Mary (Collett) Aaronian, he was sixty-seven years of age.Born in Somerville, Mike was one of four siblings born to the late Michael D. and Agnes (Coviello) Aaronian. Raised and educated while living in Somerville, he graduated Somerville High School with the Class of 1967.Mike’s father was a self-employed distributor in Somerville, where Mike would help, working long hours while growing up. After graduating high school, Mike soon enlisted in the United States Army Reserve during the Vietnam War era, but was never sent overseas. After his time in the military, Mike established what was to become his family newspaper distribution business, delivering papers and magazines across the Boston and surrounding areas for over forty years. Mike was very talented in saving his earnings. In 1976, Mike bought a house in Burlington where he took up residence for the rest of his life. Two years later he reconnected with Mary Collett, with whom he fell in love with. They became life partners and journeyed together for over the next 38 years. In the early 1980s they raised their first son Michael, who was joined by two more siblings: A brother, Matthew, and a sister, Marie. Mike was very devoted to his family and took great pride in all their accomplishments. Michael was without doubt, a proud, loving, dedicated and tight family man. He particularly enjoyed taking family trips to Virginia Beach and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. He thoroughly enjoyed the game of baseball and was a huge Red Sox fan. In addition, he was a great fan of old western movies, and always enjoyed talking about old times. Holidays were always a significant, special part of the Aaronian household. During these times, Mike looked forward to enjoying a delicious home-cooked dinner, courtesy of Mary, while spending quality time with his family. A very proud and loving ‘Grampy’ to his grandson Alexander, he was the world to him. Once a week, Mike would purchase lottery tickets and only play when Alexander was by his side to help ‘Grampy’ win! Mike will always be remembered for being a hard-working, honest man who loved his family more than anything. Early in the morning to early evening, Mike would ensure that the newspapers arrived at their destination each and every day. Mike will be remembered by his family and friends for his overwhelming generosity and very kind ways, never hesitating to give the shirt off his back for someone in need.

Sadly, Mike was predeceased by his parents, Michael D. Aaronian and Agnes (Coviello) Aaronian. He is lovingly survived by his wife Mary Aaronian of Burlington; his children Michael Edward Aaronian and his fiancé Kelly Martell, Matthew Michael Aaronian and his fiancé Nicole Garneau and Marie Lynn Aaronian and her fiancé Michael Ryan, all of Burlington; his siblings Francis Drake Sr. and his wife Joanne of Andover, Janet LeBlanc and her late husband Edward of Woburn and Karen Brajak and her life partner John Fischer of Malden; his grandson Alexander Michael Aaronian and his nieces and nephews ,Francis Drake Jr., John Drake, John Brajak, Nicole Campbell, and Kathryn Fischer. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, December 28th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Margaret’s Church, 111 Winn Street, Burlington at 10 a.m. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours Tuesday evening 4-7 p.m. Please at the family request in lieu of flowers remembrances may be made in Michael’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312; or the Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

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  1. My condolences to the family. I was sorry for your great loss. Death is always devastating. Nothing can compare to the deep pain from the passing of Michael. Although the pain does not easily disappear, prayer to God does bring comfort. God lovingly invites you at 1 Peter 5:7 to
    ” Throw all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” Gods word provides the greatest comfort of all.
    We are assured at Psalm 34:18 “God is near to those that are broken at heart. ” May Gods word and all the wonderful memories you and your family shared with Michael bring you comfort during this difficult time

  2. Marie L Aaronian
    Dad, all I can say right now is that I love you so much. You were such a good role model not only to your children and family, but also to this world we live in. I cannot speak highly enough about you. We will all stick together and get through this, as you, the most honest and loyal man I know, have always taught us.
    I’ll write more later.
    I love you dad <3

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