Howard Manoian
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Howard Manoian Mr. Howard Manoian, of Manassas, Va. and Chef du Pont/Ste. Mere Eglise, France, died peacefully on September 18, 2011 at the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital in Washington, D.C., at the age of 86. Born in Lowell, Mass. on October 4, 1924, Howard enlisted in the U.S. Army immediately following graduation from Lowell High School. While proudly serving his country, Howard earned three Purple Hearts, along with a Bronze Star for valor, a Victory Medal, and a World War II Ribbon. For his exemplary valor and service, Howard was awarded the French Legion of Honor in Normandy, France, during the 2009 D-Day Commemoration Ceremonies. After defending democracy in the world arena, Howard worked for the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, became a private business owner and worked as a police officer in Derry, N.H. Howard enjoyed his retirement years with dear friends and family at his homes in France and the United States.

Mr. Manoian was predeceased by his parents Aghavni (Amboian) and Arakel Manoian, his former wife, Rose (Garabedian). Manoian and his brother, Sam Manoian. He is survived by his brother, Mike Manoian. Howard was a devoted father and grandfather to his son Howard A. Manoian, his wife Nadine, and their son, Jacob Manoian of Lowell, Mass.; his daughter Martha Manoian and her daughters, Ashley Siegel and Marisa Siegel of Brookline, Mass.; his daughter, Lisa Tateosian, her husband Gary and their children, Lauren and Michael of Keene, N.H.; his son Christopher Riemer, his wife Gina and their children Amber, Anthony, and Auston, of Manassas, Va.; and Heather Bacon and her husband, William, and their child, Elizabeth of Londonderry, N.H.

A graveside service will be held at the Arlington National Cemetery on September 30, 2011 at 10 a.m. (processional organization of vehicles to the grave site commences at 9:45 a.m. at main gate). A memorial service and reception will be held immediately following at the American Legion Post 10 in Manassas, Va.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Legion, Post 10, 9950 Cockrell Road, Manassas, VA 20110; or the 82nd Airborne Division Association, Gavin Chapter, 14 Douglas Road, Webster, MA 01570-3200.


This obituary was originally published in the News & Messenger (Woodbridge, VA).

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Published in News & Messenger on Sep. 24, 2011.
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September 18, 2020
Howard is always in our memories.
Emile Lacroix
Friend
September 18, 2020
I or rather us, Di and I , miss your Dad. Part of him is in our memory , the rest in the cemetery at Ste Mère. It is impossible to forget . In reality and behind that front, he had a heart of gold . The house in Chef du Pont is still standing and whether it's Chris and Gina, Martha , Howie or, other family. Bri and Di wish you well.
Brian Smith
Friend
September 18, 2020
HE WAS A GREAT FRIEND , MEETING HIM SEVERAL TIMES IN ST-MERE-EGLISE , IN HIS LITTLE HOUSE...
Hans de Graaff
Friend
September 18, 2019
I miss my friend Howard each time I am in Normandy. He was funny speaking and we had good time having a beer together and joking. Chris and Gina you know how appreciated your father.
Emile Lacroix, a Belgian friend.
Emile Lacroix
Friend
September 18, 2019
HE WAS A GREAT GUY , NICE TO MEET HIM AND TALK TO HIM , AND HE LOVED BEER......
Hans de Graaff
Friend
August 12, 2012
I KNEW HIM FROM MY BATTLEFIELD TOURS IN NORMANDY , HE WAS A VERY NICE AND FUNNY GUY , I WILL MISS HIM VERY MUCH , MAY HE REST IN PEACE...
HANS DE GRAAFF
June 13, 2012
I really missed him this year at Ste Mer Egliese. RIP

Paul lange
December 14, 2011
I knew this person over a number of years, mainly through going to France. He had his ways, but he had a heart of gold and worked so hard between his local connections in France, and those with veterans in America, to engender good relationships between America and Europe and more importantly WAS a veteran of WW2 himself. He deserves recognition. God bless him. Brian, England
Brian Smith
October 1, 2011
Chris, Gina and Family,
Our deepest condolences to both of you and the kids. During this tough time, take solice in the fact that your love and compassion comforted him in the autumn of his life.
Childs Family
September 29, 2011
I was so very proud to call Howard a friend. RIP mate, I'll miss you dearly!
Stuart Robertson
September 28, 2011
I met Howie (the "UNC") in Feb. 1974 when I came to work at the Derry Police. He and I spent many a midnight patrol together. I was always glad to see him with me on the hot calls. I'll never forget the night he introduced my wife and I to some alcoholic beverage call Uzo. I thought my wife and I were going to die. Howie was always there for his brother officers. Rest in Peace my friend.
Paul
Paul Canfield
September 28, 2011
My sincere condolences to Martha Manoian and her family. What am amazing legacy, true hero, and humanitarian. Thank you, Bless you, and may you rest in peace.
Lorraine Keefe
September 27, 2011
Howard was dearer to me than I can say. I feel so blessed to have been able to spend so much time with him this past June. We had a lot of fun. I envy those who knew him for many years. I only had the privilege of knowing Howard the last few years. It was an honor to count myself among his many friends. I will remember him always and treasure the memory of him. He was well loved and will be missed.
Ellen Peters
September 26, 2011
Chris, Gina, & Family,

Our prayers are with each of you at the loss of your Dad. "Pops" was a dear friend and we will miss him. My hope is that the memories we all share of him will help carry you through this period. We are here for you. God Bless You.

Vincent, Jennifer and Jakeem
Vincent Calhoun
September 26, 2011
I offer my sincere condolences to all of Howard's family. Howard was loved and will be missed by many.

He was a truly great American, and Normandy won't be quite the same without him. I'll never forget his amazing stories when I met him at the 65th Anniversary.

RIP Howard, we hardly knew ye...
Jeremy Riegel
September 25, 2011
Dear Lisa & Family,

Our prayers are with you on the loss of your Dad, may he rest in peace.

Sincerely,
Jerry & Pat Onanian
Jerry Onanian
September 25, 2011
My sincere condolences to Howard's family. I have great memories of this specil friend Howard. Remembering all good talking, joking and laughing whe had together in France and in Belgium. I know that when my next visit at Ste Mere Eglise somebody will be missing around the square area. Rest in Peace my friend Howard.
Emile Lacroix
Belgium
Emile LACROIX
September 25, 2011
RIP dear friend,we will never forget you Howard!! Thank you for all what you did for our freedom during ww 2 and also for your precious friendship!
Pascal Hainaut ,Houffalize Belgium.
Pascal Hainaut
September 25, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with Howard and family. Blue skies, and soft landings. Will be toasting a beer at the Stop bar for Howard and all of our beloved Paratrooper's!
Katie Dumke Troccoli
September 25, 2011
Sorry to hear about Howard. I was looking forward to seeing him one more time in SME. I have good memories of him. The anniversary of D Day in SME will not be the same without him. I will have a beer for him at the STOP bar in June.
Paul Lange
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