of North Providence, RI, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at the age of 89. He was born in Providence, RI to Armenian Genocide survivors, Nishan and Zartar (Derderian) Moorachian. He is predeceased by his parents and sister, Sarah Moroukian of Latham, NY.
He is lovingly survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret (Topalian), son, George Moorachian and his wife Rose of Natick, MA, daughter, Nancy Moorachian and her husband, Seth Brown of Springfield, VA, and grandchildren, Luke, Faye and Avedis. His grandchildren brought light to his eyes especially when they were all together. He was a loving uncle to his niece and nephews.
George was a graduate of Central High School in Providence. He served honorably on the USS Tringa in the United States Navy during the Korean War. After his service he attended Bryant College. George began his career with the Federal Department of Housing and Development and created an Administrative Accounting System that was selected for use by various agencies. Later, he furthered his career as Assistant Budget Officer with Boston Redevelopment Authority. He spent the majority of his career with the Providence School system first as Budget Officer developing a new budget system and retiring in 1992 as Business Manager.
George was a dedicated member of the Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church. He was elected to the church Parish Council serving for many years and chairing numerous committees. He was honored with the award of Parishioner of the Year in 2016. George was also a member of the Knights of Vartan where he held executive positions and was honored as Knight of the Year. He was a Mason for over fifty years.
George was an avid gardener, jazz enthusiast and loyal Yankees fan.
Visiting hours are Friday, June 4th from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon in Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church, with a Funeral Service starting at noon. The family request that masks be worn.
Burial with military honors at North Burial Ground will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Church, 70 Jefferson St., Providence, RI 02908.