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April 19, 2022
Visitation: Sunday, April 24th 4-7 p.m. Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton
Funeral Service: Monday, April 25th 11:00 a.m. Armenian Church of the Holy Translators, Framingham
Burial: Following service in Union St. Cemetery, Franklin
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Gregory Yergatian, 83, of Milford, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, surrounded by his family. Born and raised on a poultry farm in Franklin, MA, he was the son of the late Setrak and Agnes (Terzian) Yergatian. He was the beloved husband for 55 years of Shirley Ann (Meregian) Yergatian.
Greg graduated from Franklin High School in 1956. After high school he served for 3 years in the U.S. Army. He later earned his B.S. from Northeastern University, and then went on to earn his M.B.A. from Babson College. He spent the first half of his career in the high-tech industry, which was highlighted by 16 years at Hewlett Packard. However, his true passion was always finance; at the age of 50 he changed careers to become a financial and estate planner, spending many years working at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and later, Bridgewater Savings Bank.
Raising his family in Walpole, MA, Greg enjoyed being involved in the community and in his church. He served on the Walpole School Committee, was an active member of the Walpole Lions Club, the Knights of Vartan (Ararat Lodge) and the Council of Armenian Executives. He took pleasure in traveling the globe with his beloved wife and friends, and especially looked forward to their winter retreat to Marco Island, Florida. Greg had a strong work ethic and greatly valued education. He was an avid landscaper and took tremendous pride in his home and yard. He also enjoyed watching Boston sports, and the evening news. Greg was always up for a good political discussion over a scotch and cigar. His greatest pleasure in life was spending time with his family, particularly his 5 adoring grandsons of whom he was so proud, offering advice, encouragement, and words of wisdom.
Besides his wife Shirley, he was the devoted father of Brian Yergatian and his wife Viktorija of Plymouth, MA and daughter Candace Kojoian and her husband Harry of North Attleboro, MA. He was the loving grandfather of Harry Jr., Nikolas and Alex Kojoian, and Derek and Kurt Yergatian. He was the beloved brother of Vivian Kamishlian of Daytona Beach Shores, FL, Charles Yergatian of Franklin, MA and Setrak Yergatian and his wife Margaret of Myrtle Beach, SC. Greg is also survived by several loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 24th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home in Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe Street. A funeral service will take place on Monday, April 25th at 11:00 a.m. at the Armenian Church of the Holy Translators, Framingham. A burial will follow at Union Street Cemetery in Franklin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Armenian Church of the Holy Translators, 38 Franklin Street, Framingham, MA 01702 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, stjude.org