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John P. Davidian

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“I worked with John many years ago at Capitol Market. I am so sorry to hear of his passing and send my condolences to his family. J.P. was a one of...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Pam GILL - SAUGUS, MA - Friend

“I worked witb john for a couple of years back in 1988 at wb hunt company in malden and enjoyed so much his stories and wit and fun that he brought to...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Roy Fowler - WOBURN, MA - Friend

“DEAR Debbie and family, I am thinking of you and sending my sympathy and prayers. QQ ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Nancy Lawless crotty - Rowley, MA

“So sorry to hear of the passing of John. John was a very caring person with a kind word to say or a funny quip. My prayers and thoughts are with you...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Linda Laffey - Melrose, MA

“To my dear Debbie, Johnny, Joanna and Danielle. We'll get through this together. He was a huge part of our lives. He is traveling the universe...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Joan Luciano - Salem, MA - Sister

“We give the entire family our sincere condolences and will always be in our thoughts. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Joe and Maryann Carroll - Chelsea, MA

“I will miss you but your wonderful humor will alway remain. Love to Debbie and children and of course, Joan who adored her crazy brother. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Pam Child - NH - Friend

“We are sending love and good wishes to the Davidian family at this difficult time. John's sense of humor is something that I will never forget. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Gina Casamento - Charlestown, MA

“I will Miss you my friend. I'm so blessed to have met you and to have had you and your family in my life. I gained So much love and friendships...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Jennifer Goldman - Swampscott

“I remember the first day I meet Mr Davidian. I thought he had the most beautiful eyes. He was very protective of his family. He was a sweet and...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Marion & Bill Monson - Gilford, NH

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague

John P. (David Ian) Davidian, of Melrose, formerly of Lynn, died on June 26, 2018 at the age of 65 years old. Devoted husband of Deborah A. Davidian (McGurin) for 39 years. Loving father of John R. Davidian and his wife Nicole Pesce-Davidian, of Melrose; Joanna Davidian and her partner Christopher Johnson, of Beverly; and Danielle Snyder and husband Thomas Snyder, of Reading. Cherished Papa to Sophie and Harper Davidian, of Rockland, and Theresa Pesce of Melrose. Beloved brother of Joan Luciano, of Salem. Treasured uncle to David Carroll and his partner Gina Kearns of Methuen; and Chris Carroll, wife Kori, and their daughter Avery, of North Reading. Dog dad to precious pups Lucy and Paisley. Preceded in death by his parents John and Frances Davidian, of Lynn, and Brother-in-Law Al Luciano, of Salem.
John was an actor, singer, musician, voiceover professional, and writer, dedicating his entire life to perfecting his craft. He appeared in hundreds of films, TV shows, stage productions, and commercials during his career. He was always quick with a joke, entertaining those around him. He served as mentor to many younger artists, and leaves his legacy through those whose lives he touched.
Per John's wishes, services will be private. Should friends desire, a contribution in his name can be made to the New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NHSPCA), 104 Portsmouth Ave., Stratham NH, 03885. Arrangements by the Gately Funeral Home, Melrose. To sign online condolence visit