John S. Boyajian

  • Born: January 26, 1925
  • Died: January 17, 2020
  • Location: Easton, Massachusetts

Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services

605 Washington St
PO Box 34
Easton, MA 02375
Tel. (508) 238-4269

Tribute & Message From The Family

EASTON----John S. Boyajian, 94, a resident of Easton for the past 26 years, formerly of Brockton, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Friday, January 17, 2020 after a brief illness. He was the loving husband of Ann (Katcharian) Boyajian for 73 years.

Born in Brockton, a son of the late Stephen and Pauline (Fermanian) Boyajian, he was raised in Brockton and was a 1943 graduate of Brockton High School.

A veteran of the US Army during WWII he served in the Pacific as a PFC and was honorably discharged. He soon attended Northeastern University.

John was the proprietor of Crystal Cleaners on Belmont Street in Brockton which he founded in 1953 and operated for over 60 years.

John was the past Chairman of the Republican City Council in Brockton, a past member of the Brockton Conservation Commission, he was appointed to the committee to elect Governor Sargent and was the Brockton Chairman of the Opening of Cardinal Cushing Hospital.

An avid golfer, he was a 50 year member of Thorny Lea Golf Course in Brockton. He also loved to bowl and enjoyed weekly poker games with friends up until the time of his passing.

In addition to his wife Ann, he is survived by his children, Diane Noonan and her husband John of Cotuit, John Boyajian Jr and his wife Zovig of Easton and Jane Silveira and her husband Mario of Stoughton; a brother, Barney Boyajian of Attleboro; five grandchildren, Daniel Noonan of Cotuit, Alex Boyajian of Quincy, Nicholas Silveira of Dorchester, Michael Silveira of Quincy and Charles Boyajian of Easton; nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late James Boyajian.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton on Thursday at 9:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral service at 11:00 a.m. in the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 457 Oak Street, Brockton. Interment will follow with Military honors at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Bridgewater. Visiting hours on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be sent to Armenian Heritage Foundation, PO Box 77, Watertown, MA. 02471 or


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mrs. Boyajian, Diane and family. Please accept my deepest condolences as well as the rest of the Breen family, to you and your family in the loss of Mr. Boyajian. I just saw the notice sorry to have missed the wake. Diane your dad was a member of my mom's graduating class as you were of mine. With love and sympathy. Maureen Breen

Posted by Maureen Breen - W Bridgewater, MA - Friend   January 23, 2020

Very sorry to learn of John's passing.. a gentleman who will be much missed. Condolences to all his family.
Dave Mahony

Posted by Dave Mahony    January 22, 2020

Prayers, blessings, and condolences to the Boyajian family.
I hold so many dear memories of a wonderful family when Biffy and I were growing up.
Love and prayers to all of you.

Ted Croce

Posted by A friend   January 21, 2020

Mr. Boyajian,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific fighting the Japanese during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Posted by Mike Casey(former Ma resident) - El Paso, TX   January 21, 2020

Boyajian Family, I am so sorry for your loss of John. My family has known him for many years and always recognized that he was the consummate gentleman. Having just lost my husband of 52 years, I know the heartbreak of losing someone so special. May John rest in the peace of God's arms.

Posted by Carolyn Lampos - Brockton, MA   January 20, 2020

Ann, So sorry to hear of John's passing. He was such a very special guy. I have so many wonderful memories of "The Boyajian Family" From Babysitting to bowling to golfing. He will always be remembered as one of the Best !! My deepest sympathy to you and all the kids. Bette Magoon Frenette

Posted by A friend   January 20, 2020

Sorry to read of John's passing. A great guy who I have fond memories at Thorny Lea, the Commercial Club and Poker Nights.My sincere condolence.

Posted by Ken Tonis - Bonita Springs, FL   January 20, 2020

Of the many people we have known over the years, John was at the top of the list of "good guys".....he and Ann were always fun to be with and we shared many happy events at the old Commercial Club, as well as Thorny Lea.......may God allow you all to dwell on the many fond memories you have shared.......God Bless, Ralph & Sandy

Posted by Ralph & Sandy Ferrigno - Clearwater, FL - Friend   January 20, 2020

Heartfelt felt sympathy for the entire family.So sorry

Posted by Michele Townsend - Plymouth - Family   January 20, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about the families loss.may the families keep the wonderful memories of joyful times the family shared together with the dear loved one lost in death.keep those precious memories close to the families hearts ♥. As the families cherished a wonderful life that was well lived and loved by families and friends . My heartfelt sympathy and condolences to families during this difficult time of deep sorrow and pain.
-Pert / Lynn

Posted by A friend   January 20, 2020

So sad to hear of John's passing. He sure was one of the best and a true gentleman.
Thanks to his dear friend, Ed Anania, We got to see him, and the Love of his Life, quite recently.
Rest in Peace in your heavenly home.

Posted by Alice Juliano - Scituate, MA - Friend   January 19, 2020

Posted by ROBERTA MCDONNELL - HINGHAM, MA   January 19, 2020