Ardeshir "Ardesh" Sassan

  • Born: September 16, 1936
  • Died: October 6, 2019
  • Location: Meredith, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium

172 King Street
Boscawen , NH 03303
Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ardeshir "Ardesh" Sassan passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 6th at Golden View Health Care Center in Meredith, NH surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Kermanshah, Iran on September 16, 1936, Ardesh was a son of the late Mahmoud Khoshcheshm and Motaram Raufi. He studied architecture and engineering in Munich, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland, and contributed to the design of the Swiss Pavilion for Expo '67 in Montreal. Later that year he moved to the United States, and proudly became an American citizen in 1982. Ardesh had an active and varied career working on projects ranging from the Cleveland Clinic to the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia, in addition to numerous residential and commercial design projects. He spoke many languages and lived in several countries in Europe and the Middle East, and many regions of the United States. Ardesh will be best remembered for his infectious smile and generous spirit.

He is survived by his daughter Noosheen "Nooshi" Sassan Robertson of Watertown, MA and her husband Andrew Joseph Robertson; his son Dariush "Dari" Ardeshir Sassan and his partner Robin Marie Bryant of Meredith, NH; his daughter Leila Louise Palazzo of Havre de Grace, MD and her husband David John Palazzo; his former wife and lifelong friend Virginia Veraar Fisher of Center Harbor, NH; his supportive nephew, Esfandyar "Yari" Vazeery; his grandchildren Robert, Kayla, Santino, Jack, Pasco, and Josephine; and his brother Kaiumars Khoshchashm. He was preceded in death by his sister Shoukuh Vazeery.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 19th at Ordination Rock Cemetery, Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth, NH. A post-service gathering to share memories and celebrate his life will be held at 3:00 pm at the Carriage House at Church Landing, Meredith, NH.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Dari and Family,

I am awfully sorry to hear about the lose of your father, grandfather and friend. I wanted to stop by and leave my condolences and prayers to all of you to get through these trying times.

I also wanted you to know I was thinking of you all.

May the lord keep you under his angels protective wings and guide you through this journey.

Hugs to you all and blessings.

Patty Benoit

Posted by Patty Benoit - Clermont, FL   October 18, 2019

I I am so sorry for your loss, I work at JFK apts and knew your dad,what akind,intelligent, warm and loving man,he was,I am honored to have known him,

Posted by Virginia Ryan - Arlington, MA - Friend   October 11, 2019

So sorry for your loss Nooshi, even though I never met him I am sure he was a great man. All that remains are the beautiful memories you shared with him. My prayers and sincere condolences to you and your family!

Posted by Juanita Grampsas - San Francisco, CA - Coworker   October 10, 2019

What a wonderful picture of Ardesh's smile. I'm glad to know you all were there with him; I know nothing could have made him happier than to have his family around him. Warmest thoughts to you all at this difficult time.

Posted by Diane Jeffrey - Louisville, KY - Family Friend   October 09, 2019


We are so sorry to learn of your father's passing away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time. Much love, Linda and Joe Flaherty

Posted by Linda& Joe Flaherty - Birmingham, AL - Family Friend   October 09, 2019

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