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Harry Minassian

Obituary for Harry Minassian

July 19, 1922 - September 23, 2018
Stoughton, Massachusetts | Age 96


Harry Minassian, 96, the retired owner of Westgate Lanes, died Sunday, September 23, 2018 in Stoughton after a period of declining health. He was the longtime companion of 49 years of Patricia L. Lynch of Stoughton. Born, raised and educated in Bridgewater, he was a resident of Stoughton for over 40 years. He was a proud veteran of the US Navy and served on the USS Wickes and the USS Hall. Mr. Minassian was the owner of Westgate Lanes and Harry's Westgate Pub in Brockton for over 59 years. He loved his work, his customers and the daily interactions with them. He retired 1 year ago. Over the years, Mr. Minassian was the owner of several Thoroughbred horses that raced at tracks on the east coast, including Monmouth, Gulfstream and Saratoga. His most successful horse was Klassy Briefcase who raced in England. He was the former President of the Horseman's Benevolent Protection Association. Harry was an avid photographer and the "Master of the Disposable Camera" who believed even the small things in life should be celebrated. A fan of the Boston Sports teams, in his free time, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Mr. Minassian was the father of Harry Minassian, Jr. and his wife Marcia of Provincetown, Glenn Minassian of Bridgewater, Jason D. Minassian and his wife Marissa of Abington and the late Michael Minassian. He was the grandfather of Mia, Brody and Bowen Minassian and was the brother of the late Zeke Minassian. He is also survived by his former wife Marion Minassian of Bridgewater.

Funeral Prayers will be offered in the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rt. 27) Stoughton on Friday, September 28, at 10AM. Visiting Hours Thursday, September 27, from 4-8 PM. Interment will take place at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Bridgewater. Donations in Harry's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, 02452.

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