Harry Alexander “Al” Dadian, 70, of Londonderry died March 28, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born in Lowell, Mass., on Sept. 20, 1944, a son of the late Harry and Mary (Attoian) Dadian.
He was raised and educated in Chelmsford, Mass., where he played varsity football and was a defensive tackle.
He was a graduate of Boston University with a degree in Political Science.
Prior to working as a real estate broker for Century 21, he owned a beverage distribution business and two real estate brokerage firms.
He loved the outdoors, photography, sports, politics and the novels of Patrick O’Brian. He especially enjoyed building wooden boats and sports cars, and spent more than 50 years on the ocean. He was very proud of his Armenian heritage and belonged to the Armenian Youth Federation.
He lived in Londonderry for the past 37 years.
He is survived by his wife, Susan (Gilman) Dadian of Londonderry; five sons, David Kilroy and his wife, Kathleen, of Londonderry, Clint Dadian and his wife, Kristin, of Evergreen, Colo., Christian Dadian and his wife, Ksenia, of Derry, Andrew Dadian, and Peter Dadian, both of Londonderry; one daughter, Sara Dadian and her husband, Rafael Perez, of Salem, NH; five grandchildren, Joseph Kilroy, Lukas Kilroy, Morgan Kilroy, Chloe Dadian and Eva Dadian; one brother, Abe Dadian and his wife, Lynn, of Meredith; two sisters, Eva Donoian and her husband, Ara, of Bedford, Mass., and Margaret Donoian of Westborough, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours were Wednesday, April 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. A funeral service followed at 6 p.m. in the funeral home, with cremation to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, Mass. 02284-4070. To send a condolence or for more information, visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.