Leo D. Topjian, Sr.

  • Died: April 1, 2021
  • Location: Westwood, Massachusetts

Holden, Dunn & Lawler Funeral Home

55 High Rock St
Westwood, MA 02090

Tel. (781) 326-0074

Tribute & Message From The Family

TOPJIAN, Leo D. Sr., of Westwood, MA, died suddenly on April 1st at the age of 82.

He was born in Boston, MA to the late Carl and Nellie (Matosian) Topjian. He was the dear and beloved husband of Mary O. (Mooradian) Topjian for 61 years. Father of late Daniel L. Topjian; father of Lauren L. Wilson and grandfather of her three sons, Brad, Sean and Craig of Walpole, MA; father of Gregory T. Topjian and father-in-law of Greg's wife Paula (Stamp) and grandfather of their two sons Alex and Jordon of Mansfield, MA.; brother of Anne King of Canton, MA; brother-in-law of Oscar Mooradian of Auburn, MA and brother-in-law of the deceased George Mooradian, John Mooradian and Carl Topjian of Westwood. Leo is survived by many nephews, cousins and friends.

Leo was a graduate of Boston Latin School and Northeastern University. He was a Physicist and Engineer who worked at Raytheon, Fairchild and was Owner of Spectrum Assoc. He had a passion for making everyone happy, enjoyed his family and loved to talk with everyone. Leo will be sorely missed by all.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Holden, Dunn and Lawler Funeral Home, 55 High Rock St., Westwood on Monday April 12th from 4-7pm. A Funeral Service will be celebrated in the funeral home on Tuesday morning April 13th at 11am. Interment at New Westwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St Jude Children's Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis TN, 38148. Or you can call 1-800-822-6344. Please use ID#22400723.



Condolence & Memory Journal

I just found out from a neighbor. I absolutely loved talking to Leo. I've been his neighbor from 27 years. One of the most genuine and nicest people. I used to talk to him at CFM market and on the street. I could tell he was extremely intelligent and talented and a great family man. I know he suffered a terrible loss in recent years, but he kept a happy attitude. He was a real old school, hard working man. I bet he could fix anything and was a great landlord. I always told him that someday he'd get back the property he had in Marco Island, now he has, but in a better place. God has a special place for Leo Topjian.

Posted by nick and barbara trakas - Neighbor   June 01, 2021

Leo's and my friendship grew over the years. As classmates we were casual acquaintances but became distant friends over the decades as Leo maintained our connection, as he did with every classmate. His efforts as our president were genuine and truly caring for others. He gained nothing personally except friendship, for which I'm grateful.

Posted by Michael Yesley - Classmate   April 13, 2021

Aunty Mary, Lauren and Gregory,
I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Leo. I just heard this sad news . My heartfelt condolences to you all. The memories we have will always bring a smile to all who knew him.

Posted by SHEREE D RAU - Family   April 13, 2021

Dear Mary, Greg, Lauren, Annie, all the Topjians and Kings.

Marie and I offer our deepest sympathies at the tragic loss of of our beloved Leo.
He was a beautiful person, always warm and friendly, funny and insightful.

We enjoyed many lunches together and he had a special place in his heart for my father John.
I was just emailing with him a few weeks ago, and other than recently getting over the shingles, everything seemed to be fine.

I pray that God gives you all comfort and strength in this time.

All of our love and prayer,

Paul & Marie

Posted by paul kenyan - dover, MA - Family   April 11, 2021

I was fortunate to have known Leo for over 70 years, we were classmates at Boston Latin school where he was President of our class. Always concerned about his classmates, even more so in the last 30 years. Thanks to Leo, we always we always had great reunions, and about 2 years ago , he wanted to start planning for our 65th which is next month. It won't be the same without him. He was the glue that kept us together. We miss him sorely, may he rest in peace.
Myron Allukian Jr.

Posted by Myron Allukian Jr. - Classmate   April 09, 2021

Wonderful man. I only knew him as an occasional acquaintance, and he was always kind, jovial and a gentleman...always!! I'll miss him and always remember him❤ Thank you Leo for your positive spirit and love of life!

Posted by Paul Renwick - Norwood, MA - Friend   April 09, 2021

Dear Mary and Family,

I am so sad to hear this news of the passing of your dear husband. A quote I find comforting- "remember that love doesn't die- people do. When all that is left of me is love- give me away".

Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Posted by Lori Celentano - Walpole, MA - Friend   April 08, 2021

Great guy..Barry Shulman

Posted by Barry Shulman - Friend   April 08, 2021