Teriz (“Terry”) Malootian Hagopian, 92, died peacefully on March 10, 2012 in her home. Her husband was the late Peter B. Hagopian, MD., former Superintendent of Danvers State Hospital. Born in Lawrence and raised in Methuen, she was the daughter of the late Gabriel Malootian and Zabel (Moomjian) Malootian. She attended Methuen public schools and graduated from Boston University. She also studied dance with Hanya Holm, Martha Graham in New York City, and Jan Veen in Boston.
A “born teacher”, Terry taught at Middlebury College, Wheaton College, her alma mater Boston University, and McLean Hospital in Belmont before marrying Dr. Hagopian. She was also a member of the Danvers Historical Society, Andover Historical Society, Women’s Guild of the former Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Church in Lawrence, and Essex South Medical Auxiliary of the American Medical Association, serving on its board. She gave annually to many charities; particularly those supporting children, the homeless, and medical research.
Following her husband’s death, she became an avid tennis player in her 60’s, and in later years, bridge player (both contract and duplicate), was adept at water color painting, and wrote whimsical verses about and for the enjoyment of her friends.
She is survived by her children, Calder, a physician in Alameda, CA.,
Debby Ury and her husband Frederic Ury, Esq. of Westport, CT., Justin St.James, Esq. of Andover; grandchildren, Jennifer Gornbein and her husband Jeff Gornbein of Manhattan Beach, CA., Robert Ury of Norwalk, CT., and her sister Ida (Malootian) Boodakian and her husband, Michael Boodakian of Winchester, MA.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours were held at the Dewhirst Andover Funeral Home, 33 Pearson Street, Andover, on Wednesday, March 14. A Funeral service will be at the Free Christian Church, 31 Elm Street, Andover on Thursday, March 15, starting at 10:00 am., with burial at the Spring Grove Cemetery in Andover afterward.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Terry Hagopian’s name may be made to:
The Armenian Children’s Milk Fund, c/o Armenian Missionary Association of America, Inc., 31 West Century Road, Paramus, N.J. 07652, www.amaa.org/milkfund.htm, or, Armenian Tree Project, USA, 65 Main Street, Watertown, MA. 02472, www.armeniatree.org. To make an online condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com.