EGAN George M., 66 of South Boston, MA, passed away peacefully on June 20, 2013 after a brave stand against diabetes. George was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Jane Egan. George was one of fourteen children; he had eleven brothers and two sisters. George is survived by his wife of forty-five years, Marie, his daughter Angela and her husband Ed (Skawinski), son George and his wife Marianne (Gillis), son Christopher and his wife Lisa (Hornick) and his five grandchildren who he cherished beyond words: George, Caitlyn, Eddie, Sabrina and Jonathan. George is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. George was born and raised in South Boston and was a proud member of the community. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Semper Fidelis Society and a founding member of the South Boston Vietnam Veterans Memorial committee. George worked for the City of Boston Veterans' Services for seventeen years and retired as the Deputy Commissioner. Previous to that, George was an iron worker for twenty years. George served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1964 to 1968 and was a Vietnam veteran. George was a talented baseball pitcher for South Boston High and was even scouted by a Major League team, but decided to enlist instead. George helped organize and run the Annual Vietnam Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament for twenty years and was instrumental in starting the Annual South Boston Toys for Tots drive. George also donated his time and attention to numerous local community events and charities. George touched many lives and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Visiting hours will be held at the Casper Funeral Home, 187 Dorchester Street, SOUTH BOSTON on Monday 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Funeral Mass in Saint Brigid’s Church on Tuesday 10:00 A.M. followed by interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Boston. For online guestbook www.CasperFuneralServices.com
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Casper Funeral Services
187 Dorchester Street
Boston, MA 02127-2846
Published in Boston Herald from June 22 to June 23, 2013