George 'GeoB' R. Berube
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July 9, 1939 - November 18th, 2013
LEOMINSTER -- George "GeoB" R. Berube, 74, of Leominster, died November 18th, 2013, at home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born, July 9th, 1939 in Warren, RI, the son of Albert and Yvonne Berube, both of Fall River, MA.
A proud Marine Corp Veteran, he served with the M.P., M.A.B.S. 27, M.W.S.G. 27, 2nd Marine Air Wing in Cherry Point, NC where achieved the rank of L/Cpl. (E-3). He was a life member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 477, Leominster Sportsman's Club and the NRA. He was also a member of The American Legion, Loyal Order of Moose and The American Welding Society.
The God-Father of Micro Welding, he helped to pioneer the trade. He opened George's Welding in 1970 and went on to establish Leominster Micro Welding in 1973, one of the first companies to specialize in the micro welding of tools, dies and molds. He is credited with coining the term "Micro Welding". Through his guidance and expertise, LMW continues to thrive today.
He enjoyed the past nine years with his loving wife, Gini of 44 years as a "snow-bird" in Tennessee and Florida. He was a member of St. Anna's Parish in Leominster.
He was pre-deceased by his wife, Virginia "Gini" Berube in Oct. 2012. George is survived by his three sons, Jerry Berube, Michael Berube, of Leominster, and Steven Berube of New Ipswich, NH. He also leaves three daughters, Terri Fournier of Rhode Island, Debra Berube of New Hampshire, and Christine Yackel of Westminster, MA. He leaves 14 grandchildren, Amy Berube, Heather Sidilau, Samantha Berube, Ashley Fournier, Ashley Berube, Cory Sidilau, Randy Berube, Robert Sandy, Ryan Sandy, Rebecca Berube, Nina Fournier, Ricky Fournier, Danielle Berube, and Shaunah Langen; five great-grandchildren, Mason and Jace Schultz, Cassandra Sidilau, Bayla Berube, and Liam McBryde; his longtime friends, Michael & Diane Iannacone; and many, many close friends and family.
BERUBE -- Cremation will be held in Rural Crematory, Worcester. There are no calling hours. All are invited to a celebration of life in his honor, Saturday, November 30th, 2013 from 11:00 - 4:30 PM at Apple Hill Farm, 143 Joslin St., Leominster, MA 01453. In Lieu of flowers, the
will graciously accept donations in George's name. Wright-Roy Funeral Home, 109 West St., Leominster is directing arrangements. To light a candle, sign the guestbook or send a message of condolence please visit www.wrightroyfuneralhome.com
Wright-Roy Funeral Home Inc
109 West St
Leominster, MA 01453
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Nov. 21, 2013