Samuel J. George, 83, of Worcester, died Monday, June 7, 2010 in UMass Memorial Medical Center.

He leaves his wife of 52 years, Lucille P. (McCarty) George; two sons: William D. George and his wife, Deborah, of Sutton and Robert J. George and his wife, Mary, of Spencer; a stepdaughter: Beverly F. Beauregard and her husband, Roland, of Spencer; five grandchildren: Christine, Rebecca, Robert Jr., Nicholas and Timothy; and a niece and two nephews. A sister, Elizabeth A. Mercier, predeceased him.

He was born in Worcester, son of Harry W. and Elizabeth C. (Dixon) George. Samuel was a graduate of the former High School of Commerce. He was a fire fighter for over 30 years with the Worcester Fire Department. Samuel later worked for the Cleveland Indians and Disneyworld. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II. Samuel was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Church and the American Legion Post #341. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

The funeral is Friday, June 11th from O'CONNOR BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 592 Park Avenue with a Mass at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of the Angels Church, 1222 Main Street. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday, June 10th from 4:00 until 7:00 PM in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Worcester Fire Fighters Memorial, 34 Glennie Street, Worcester, MA 01605.

Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette on June 9, 2010