Self Employed Cobbler
John Doramajian passed away April 13 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Chelsea. He was 88 years old.
A lifelong resident of Chelsea, John was born and raised in the city and was the son of the late Kirkor and Rose Doramajian. He enlisted in the US Navy on March 20, 1944. He served during World War II and received the World War II Victory Medal, the American Theatre Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Medal and the Philippine Liberation Medal. He was honorably discharged June of 1946.
Upon returning home from the service, John was a self-employed cobbler. He owned and operated the former Johnny’s Shoe Repair in Chelsea for 20 years and the Old South Shoe Repair in downtown Boston for 20 years. John dedicated over 40 years to shoe repair, retiring in 1996.
The husband of the late Anne C. (Cedrone) Doramajian, he was the beloved father of John Doramajian Jr., Carol Megna and her husband, Michael, all of Chelsea; brother of the late Paul Doramajian, Isabel Morello and Ethel Nazzaro and is also lovingly survived by one granddaughter, Alexandra Megna of Pittsburg.
Funeral Services will be conducted in the William R. Carafa & Son Home For Funerals, 389 Washington Ave., Chelsea today, Wednesday, April 16 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will precede the service from 9 to 11 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.