Haverhill — Vera (Kachadorian) Gostanian, 94, of Haverhill, passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon, August 11, 2013, at Penacook Place. Vera was born in Salem, N.H., on May 4, 1919, to the late Hagop and Dora Kachadorian. Vera was predeceased by her husband, Zaven M. Gostanian. She leaves a daughter, Janis and her husband, James L. Quinn, of Haverhill; sons and daughters-in-law, Gregory and his wife, Kathleen, of Windham, N.H., Robert and his wife, Linda, of Andover and Zaven J. and his wife, Kathleen, of Bradford; nine grandchildren, James M. Quinn, Rachel V. White, Jonathan Quinn, Alex Gostanian, Bethany Gostanian, Zachary Gostanian, Benjamin Gostanian, Thomas Gostanian, and Jacob Gostanian; two great-grandchildren; and her sister, Mary DerHagopian.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held on Thursday morning, August 15, at 10 a.m. from the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church, Main St., Haverhill. Burial will follow in the Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill. Calling hours at the funeral home were held on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Penacook Place, 150 Water St., Haverhill, MA 01830 or to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Bldg. 9, Lawrence, MA 01843. To view her complete obituary or to send a condolence to her family, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.