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“My heart goes out to you all. I have fond memories of Gordon and your whole family from the social gatherings with our families in Long Island and...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: April (Minasian) Hovsepian - MA

“Thoughts and prayers of comfort to you and your family Karen. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Blueberry Sunshine - Longmeadow, MA

“So sorry to hear this news - my deepest condolences; and my hopes and well wishes to all of you. May you be blessed with strength and grace and...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Phil Minasian - Katonah, NY

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Kathy chapman - longmeadow, MA

“ Dear Nancy and family: I am so sorry to hear of Gordon's passing. He was a fine man who I admired for his commitment to God and family. I...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Stepan and Susan Piligian - MA

“Dearest Nancy and Family.So, so sorry. We all loved Gordon. John and I will be here for anything you might need and will be praying for God's...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: John and Sharon Kasparian - MA

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Gordon was born on February 15, 1924 and passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2016.

Gordon was a resident of Enfield, Massachusetts at the time of passing.

Gordon went on to receive his Bachelor of Science degree in 1948 and his Masters of Business Administration in 1953, both from New York University.

He served in the US Air Force during World War II as a glider pilot, serving in England and France. For his service, he was awarded the Connecticut Wartime Veterans' Service Medal.

Gordon was married to Nancy (Midinian) Derian.

His family will receive friends on Thursday, October 13th from 4-7 PM at the Forastiere Smith Funeral Home, 220 North Main St., East Longmeadow. His Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 14th at 10 AM at St. Gregory's Armenian Apostolic Church, 135 Goodwin St., Indian Orchard. Burial will be private.Visitation

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OCT 13. 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Forastiere Smith Funeral & Cremation
220 North Main Street
East Longmeadow, MA, US, 01028
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OCT 14. 10:00 AM

St. Gregory's Armenian Apostolic Church
135 Goodwin Street
Indian Orchard, MA, US, 01151.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Gregory's Armenian Apostolic Church.