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January 1, 1970 - January 11, 2004
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Hopkinton – Leo Toros Touzjian, 83, died Jan. 11, 2004 at his home following an illness.
Born in Whitinsville, he was the son of the late Yacoub and Eliza (DerMelkessetekian) Touzjian.
He graduated from Watertown High School in 1937. He enlisted in the U. S. Army at the beginning of World War II and was a member of the 36th Army Infantry Division. He served in Africa and the European Theater and was a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge and awarded the Bronze Star.
Mr. Touzjian worked as an engineer at Raytheon Company from 1954 until his retirement in 1986. He moved to Hopkinton in 1955 and married Marjorie Ann (Fletcher) Touzjian of Hopkinton on October 19, 1957.
He was a long-time member of the John Warren Masonic Lodge in Hopkinton and the Framingham Sportsman’s Association. He was also a member of the Hopkinton Police Department having served as both special officer and part-time officer. He enjoyed training dogs and was an avid sportsman.
He will be remembered as an active member of the community. Until last year, Mr. Touzjian was active in the police department where he was a fixture at the start of 49 Boston Marathons. Flags are being flown at half staff in his honor and a police honor guard will be present for the services.
He is survived by one daughter, Karen Nunes and her husband Al of Westborough; four sons, Leo T. Touzjian Jr. and his wife Teresa Hoffman of Allenspark, CO, Neal Y. Touzjian and his wife Kathy of Belmont, MA Michael Touzjian and his wife Tracy of Hopkinton, Peter C. Touzjian of Longmont, CO and six grandchildren, Brianna M., Ethan H. Siraan L, Duncan H.,. Abigail M. and Ryan L. Touzjian and two step-grandchildren, Alexandra and Edward Nunes.
A Military funeral will be held on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home, 57 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Hopkinton.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Hopkinton Police Dept., Leo Touzjian Memorial Fund,, 74 Main St., Hopkinton, MA 01748