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Samuelian, Samuel

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Samuel Samuelian, a 50 year Dedham resident, died Monday, January 12, 2014 of  heart failure, at Spring Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He was 86.  Sam was born April 29, 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts, of proud Armenian heritage; one of the two sons of George and Rose (Manooshian) Samuelian.   He studied at Mount Saint Charles and Tilton Academy where he played football and also played the trumpet.  Sam served in the US Army stationed in Europe during the Korean War.  Shortly after, he embarked on a successful career as an artistic hairstylist and small businessman.  He was the owner of Derians Beauty Salon in West Roxbury, Massachusetts for 35 years where he provided caring services at prices his customers could afford.  Sam enjoyed a wonderful relationship with his wife Florence for 45 years.  During his 80’s Sam was a Las Vegas “snowbird” where he enjoyed some of his happiest times.  Sam was a member of the American Legion and a member of Constellation Lodge AF & AM of Dedham, as well as an avid miniature golfer.  He was also a truly caring pet owner and generous supporter of animal causes.  Sam was the husband of the late Florence V. (Derderian) Samuelian and the brother of the late Jack Samuelian.  He is survived by his daughter, Linda N. Samuelian of Boston, and his two sons, Mark G. Samuelian of Miami Beach, Florida, and Bruce S. Samuelian of Dedham.  Visiting hours will be held Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at th Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.   Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Friday at 10 AM at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 62 Cedar Street, Dedham followed by burial in Brookdale Cemetery in Dedham.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Animal Rescue League of Boston, c/o Advancement, 10 Chandler St., Boston, MA 02116 would be appreciated.  (Please write “In memory of Sam Samuelian” on the memo line).

Guestbook Entries

  1. Steve & Kris Kester
    January 18th, 2015 | 5:17 pm

    Mark, we are sorry for the loss of your father. We loved reading about all of his accomplishments, the love of his family, his connection to you, and how he gave back to some of the most vulnerable amongst us. We know you are proud.

    May God bless him and unite him with your Mom.

    Your friends,

    Steve & Kris

  2. Theresa/Frank DelTufo
    January 20th, 2015 | 7:09 pm

    Bruce, Mark and Linda,
    Sorry to hear about Sam passing. We were so happy to have him and your Mother as a good neighbors in Dedham. We had lots of good times together.
    We are down in Myrtle Beach and wish we were there,to celebrate Sam’s life.


    Theresa & Frank

  3. Rose DelTufo-Bernier
    January 21st, 2015 | 6:33 pm

    Linda, Mark, & Bruce,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your father was always such an uplifting and kind-hearted man. I have fond memories of him. Wishing you comfort and peace.

  4. Jerry, Maureen & the Boys
    January 21st, 2015 | 7:26 pm

    We were so lucky to have Sam as a neighbor, and a friend. He always had a smile and a story to tell He always had a special treat put aside for the boys, they really loved him. He will be missed. God Bless.

    Jerry, Maureen and the boys…

  5. JI'm Dorsheimer
    January 22nd, 2015 | 3:10 pm

    Hi Bruce, Mark and Linda,sorry to hear about your Dad.I read his obituary, funny how you learn more about someone after they’re gone.A true genuine character can be shown to be good when you see his appreciation for animals.My wife has a heart of gold and it is evidenced by her love of animals.I hope you all will be well after his passing. He was a devoted Dad.

  6. Joan Canham
    January 22nd, 2015 | 10:02 pm

    Dear Bruce, Mark and Linda,
    So sad to hear of your dad’s passing – he was a popular member of the church – I really enjoyed talking with him when he was there. He liked my Baklava, too! I am in Oklahoma for the rest of the winter but know I will be thinking of you all. Joan Canham

  7. Linda Kaiser
    January 24th, 2015 | 12:13 am

    I knew both your mother and father. Your mother was a friend for many years in Contentment Chapter No. 184, OES. Your father I knew mostly through church. I am so sorry for your loss and wish I could extend my condolences in person. Linda Kaiser

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