DERRY - Richard "Dick" Nersesian, 80, passed away July 18, 2014, after a period of declining health.He was born in Boston and served in the U.S. Navy in Korea. Dick attended Pasadena City College in Pasadena, Calif. He worked as a fireman in Pasadena, Calif., followed by sales and security jobs.Dick was an excellent cook and enjoyed making great meals for friends and family. He helped care for a thoroughbred colt, Sam, when living in Lexington, Ky., and enjoyed the company of his dog, Gabriel, and cats Jolie, Henry and Keira. He will be missed by friends and family.Dick is survived by his wife, Marie Nersesian, and mother-in-law, Jean Donovan, of Derry; son Steven Nersesian, daughter-in-law Vanessa Pillat, granddaughter Eve Nersesian, all of Whitefish Bay, Wis.; grandson Andrew Rea of Georgia; as well as nieces and many cousins.He was predeceased by a son, Scott Nersesian of Wisconsin, and a sister, Beverly Jones of Oregon.A celebration of life will be held at a later time. Donations in his name can be made to Salem Animal Rescue League, 4 SARL Drive, Salem 03079.
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Published in Union Leader on July 24, 2014