Deran Manoukian

May 3, 2022

Deran Manoukian
U.S. Veteran

WWII

US ARMY

Deran Manoukian – of Woburn, Tuesday, May 3rd at the age of ninety-six. Beloved husband of the late Claire I. (Miller) Manoukian. Devoted father of Karen Porayko, her husband Michael of TN, John D. Manoukian, his wife Karen of AZ, and Brian J. Manoukian, his wife Lisa of Woburn. Dear brother of the late Berj Manoukian and Esther Tanoian. Cherished grandfather of Carolyn, Christopher, Deran, Tyler, and Caitlyn.  Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects from 4 – 7 p.m. on Monday, May 9th in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. A graveside service with military honors will take place on Thursday, May 12th at 9 a.m. in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn, MA. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in honor of Deran to Macular Degeneration Research c/o BrightFocus Foundation 22512 Gateway Center Dr., Clarksburg, MD 20871 or to the National Kidney Association 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016

Deran Manoukian – of Woburn, died peacefully, Tuesday, May 3rd at the age of ninety-six. He was the beloved husband of 60 years to the late Claire I. (Miller) Manoukian.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, but raised in Somerville, MA, Deran was a son of the late Tateos and Zabel (Terjenian) Manoukian. He was a 1943 graduate of Somerville High School.

After High School, Deran served his country proudly as part of the US Army during WWII. During his service, Deran received a purple heart for his bravery. As he was recovering from his injuries at a hospital in Atlantic City, NJ, Deran fell in love with Claire, who was a medical volunteer and married in 1953.

For many years, he worked as a commodities inspector for the US Government until his retirement.

In 1954, they moved to Woburn and chose to make their home on the West Side. They brought three wonderful children into the world to whom they were very devoted. Family was everything to them!

Deran and Claire loved traveling! Always together, they enjoyed many different excursions, Egypt, Israel, Italy, Hawaii, Germany, Austria, and Canada to name a few. They had also visited most of the National Parks as well as on a riverboat cruise in Europe and a wonderful cruise to Alaska. They never missed an opportunity to travel whether on land or sea.

Deran was always the life of the party and enjoyed being around family and friends. His smile and laugh were infectious, and his spirit will be deeply missed!

Devoted father of Karen Porayko, her husband Michael of TN, John D. Manoukian, his wife Karen of AZ, and Brian J. Manoukian, his wife Lisa of Woburn. Dear brother of the late Berj Manoukian and Esther Tanoian. Cherished grandfather of Carolyn, Christopher, Deran, Tyler, and Caitlyn.  

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects from 4 – 7 p.m. on Monday, May 9th in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. A graveside service with military honors will take place on Thursday, May 12th at 9 a.m. in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn, MA. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in honor of Deran to Macular Degeneration Research c/o BrightFocus Foundation 22512 Gateway Center Dr., Clarksburg, MD 20871 or to the National Kidney Association 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects from 4 – 7 p.m. on Monday, May 9th in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. A graveside service with military honors will take place on Thursday, May 12th at 9 a.m. in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn, MA. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in honor of Deran to Macular Degeneration Research c/o BrightFocus Foundation 22512 Gateway Center Dr., Clarksburg, MD 20871 or to the National Kidney Association 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016

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  1. I did not know you but I appreciate all of your sacrifices for our and my freedoms. Thank you so much for what you believed in. You will not be forgotten.

  2. Edward Joseph Kenney

    So sorry to hear about Uncle Dick. The Kenney family will keep you all in our prayers.

  3. Sorry to learn of the passing of Uncle Dick. Nothing but fond memories. RIP

  4. Karen Porayko

    Dad,
    There are no words to express just how much I will miss you. However, I take such great comfort in knowing that you are finally reunited with Mom, the love of your life! I’m sure you’re already up there giving her a hard time…you SO loved getting a rise out of her, and she took the bait every time!
    I could not have asked for a better Dad. I so miss our daily late night hour long yak sessions, that I’d look forward to at the end of a busy day. You could talk about any subject at length, and were always the voice of reason for me, when life would overwhelm.
    You have been an extraordinary role model for your children and grandchildren. Our entire family, extended families, and friends have been the recipients of your love, devotion, and generosity.
    You were never bitter about your disability. You just accepted it with grace, and humor, like everything else in your life. Thank you for your service.
    I love you to the moon and back.

  5. Brian Manoukian

    Dad you were the best dad ever now you can Rest In Peace with mom in Heaven. I love you and will sorely miss you.

  6. John Manoukian

    Dad you’ve been the best role model and person I’ll ever know. I will miss and love you forever. My ultimate and everlasting hero. Rest in peace with the love of your life.

  7. Melinda Manoukian

    You truly were special. The Best Uncle. We will miss you. Rest in Everlasting Peace 🙏🏼✝️🙏🏼Love,
    Melinda and Melissa

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