NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

May 25, 2013

M. Michael Ananian, 84


Exeter, NH — Mose Michael Ananian, 84 years of age and beloved husband and father, died on May 24, 2013, at Webster at Rye Nursing Home, Rye, N.H., after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Mose was born and educated in Haverhill, Mass. After service in the US Navy from 1946 to 1948, he returned home to graduate from the University of New Hampshire and to do graduate work in German at Columbia University in New York.

After Columbia, Mike, as he preferred to be called, spent two years in Heidelberg, Germany, working for the US Army as a clerk and typist.

Mose was a New England man, living in the Haverhill, Mass., Atkinson, N.H., and then in Exeter to fill out his years.

He and his wife Janice have two sons, Michael of Greensboro, N.C., and Stephen of North Hampton, N.H. Summers were spent at home with his family, attending camp at Sebago Lake in Maine and enjoying tennis, reading and being with his family.

Thirty-seven years of Mike’s life were spent teaching mathematics at Amesbury High School. He loved the young people and teaching in general and retired reluctantly when the time came.

While at Amesbury, he coached the math team for several years and served as his department head from 1966 to 1992 when he retired.

Mike met his wife, Janice, at the University of Maine in Orono where he studied under a National Science Foundation grant. The two were married in 1963.

Mike was beloved by generations of students who greeted him happily wherever he encountered them in his daily life.

In addition to his wife and two sons, he is survived by a sister, Florence Ananian of Haverhill, Mass.

ARRANGEMENTS: A calling hour will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Brewitt Funeral Home, 14 Pine St., Exeter, NH.

Funeral services will follow on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home and led by Nancy Rockwell.

Burial with military honors will follow in the Exeter Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mike’s memory to the National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Ave./Bob Hope Rd., Miami, FL 33136. As an alternate, one may simply go on the internet where it explains how to make a one-time memorial gift.

For more information, please visit www.brewittfuneralhome.com.