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CROSSLEY, George R. George R. Crossley, age 76, passed away peacefully on January 6, 2011 at Hartford Hospital. Born on January 7, 1934 in Worcester, MA, he was the son of the late Lester F. and Perle D. Crossley and the brother of the late Paula D. Crossley. George was the husband of Diane D. Crossley (DiGiulio) for 49 years. George was a lifelong resident of West Hartford. He graduated from Loomis-Chaffee School and Amherst College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army completing his service in 1957. Upon graduating from college, he was employed at Aetna where he met his wife before having a career spanning thirty plus years in the financial services industry. He was last employed by Shearson Lehman. George was a member of the First Governors Foot Guard and American Legion Post of West Hartford. He was a dedicated volunteer for the West Hartford Republican Town Committee, a Justice of the Peace, a coach for West Hartford Youth baseball and football teams and received several community service awards. He loved spending time with his family in CT and VT, sailing, reading, woodworking, gardening and watching his beloved Red Sox and UCONN Huskie basketball teams. In addition to his wife, George is survived by his children, Lisa Crossley Newton and her husband, Mark, David Crossley, Paul Crossley and his wife Michelle, and Susan Crossley. He also leaves six grandchildren, Ali and Austin Crossley, Maya and Matthew Newton and Bella and Gabriella Crossley. George will also be missed by his four furry friends, Louise, J.D., Chaz and Chloe. Calling hours will be Tuesday (January 11th) from 4-7 p.m. at Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 136 South Main Street, West Hartford. A military graveside service will take place on Wednesday (January 12th) at 11 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery, 200 Whitman Avenue, West Hartford. Memorial donations may be made in George's honor to the / , Founders Affiliate, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. For directions please visit www.taylorandmodeen.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Jan. 9, 2011
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