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Barry Kolgian

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Barry Kolgian passed away suddenly on November 1, 2011. Barry was born on November 22, 1931 to John & Arpeny (Caragulian) Kolgian in Watertown, MA. Barry was the devoted brother of Lois Kolgian of Watertown and the late Joanne Guleserian. He was the loving uncle of Joy Guleserian Foley and her husband Michael of Waltham and Tad Guleserian and his wife Kelley of Sudbury. He was also the adoring great-uncle to Liam Kolgian Foley, Ava Joanne and Luke Aram Guleserian. Barry was a devoted member of Pequossette Lodge A.F. & A.M. in Watertown and he was a member and past commander of the Knights of Vartan, Ararat Lodge #1. Barry ran a family business in Brookline for many years along with his sister Lois, continuing the business that their father began in the 1920's. The Kolgian Oriental Rug Galleries has been a known community fixture in the area for over 80 years. Funeral services were held at St. James Armenian Church in Watertown on Friday, November 4, 2011 followed by interment in the family lot at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge. Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to St. James Armenian Church, 465 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown, MA 02472. Arrangements were by the Giragosian Funeral Home in Watertown and condolences may be written to the family at www.giragosianfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Brookline Tab from Nov. 8 to Nov. 15, 2011
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