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George E. McIntyre


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George E. McIntyre Obituary
Jacksonville, VT - George E. McIntyre, 90, died August 17, 2017 peacefully at his home.

He was the son of Edwin and Mabel (Underwood) McIntyre and was born March 8, 1927 in Orwell, VT. He was educated in Orwell and Windsor schools and enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17, serving until the end of the war. After being honorably discharged, he learned auto body reconditioning and became a licensed pilot.

He married Laverne Davis on October 2, 1948 and they began their long married life in Jacksonville, VT where they raised their three children. He loved his family and was ever present in their lives.

For twenty-four years he was employed by E.J. Roberts & Son and then went into business for himself reconditioning marine propellers for thirty years. He was active in his community serving as Master of North River Grange, Fire Chief, School Director while constantly moonlighting building a home.

He enjoyed flying, motorcycles, boats and antique cars. He restored and won trophies for several antique cars. Boating was his family's primary summer recreation especially going to Expo 67 via boat. He could build or fix anything and often shared his experience with others. He was "A Jack of All Trades" and master of many. He loved music and played steel guitar and organ and was a good dancer. He was a kind and generous man who loved life with great joy. Never judgmental and always fair.

He is survived by his wife, Laverne, daughter Kathleen McIntyre-Bernier of Greenfield, MA, daughter Jean McIntyre also of Greenfield, MA and son and daughter-in-law Jay and Donna McIntyre of Jacksonville, four grandchildren Marc Aranha of Burlington, CT, Matthew (Holly) Attesi of Bernardston, MA, Megan (Allen) Buff of Buffalo, WY and Leah Murdock (Matthew Bulanger) of Newfane, VT and five great grandchildren. He was predeceased by two great grandchildren.

SERVICES: Burial service will be private followed by a gathering of remembrance at the Jacksonville Community Church Sunday School Jacksonville, VT at 2pm August 26, 2017. All are invited.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Deerfield Valley Ambulance Service or the Vermont Association for the Blind, c/o Covey-Allen & Shea Funeral Home P.O. Box 215 Wilmington, VT 05363.

To send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com

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Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Aug. 22, 2017
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