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George W. Candee Jr. Obituary
Candee, George W. Jr. George W. Candee, Jr., 67, of Wallingford, CT and Lake Dunmore, Salisbury, VT, devoted and loving husband of 33 years to Joan Curley Candee, passed away October 27, 2012 at his home. He was born in Derby on May 24, 1945. He retired as a Staff Sergeant from United States Air Force where he served with the Military Police. He retired after 30 years of service from State of Connecticut Labor Department, Veterans Employment Services. George spent his career with the Labor Department serving and helping veterans in the New Haven, Bristol, Meriden and Middletown Offices. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans; Shaw-Sinon Post 73 American Legion, Wallingford, CT; Moosalamoo Club, Inc., where he served as a member of the Board of Directors and as Secretary. Surviving besides his wife are his sister, Susan Fitzpatrick of Seymour, sisters-in-law Carol Northrop and her husband Walter of North Haven and Mary Critchett of Seymour; his brothers, James Candee (Terry) of Coral Springs, FL and Thomas Candee (Diane) of Attleboro, MA; a special nephew, Thomas V. Northrop (Lauren) and their children, William and Ciara of Bloomfield Township, MI; special nieces, Cheryl Northrop of North Haven, Judi Rowland (David) and their daughter, Kenzi of Seymour, Mary Blanco and her daughters Madison and Makayla of Austin, TX, and Carlynn Candee of Fort Meyers and his daughter, Michelle Brock. Special friends, Bob and JoAnn Kelsey of Cheshire, Tom, Bridie, and Rita O'Dea of New Haven, Theo and Gary Dupoise of Salisbury, VT, Wayne and Carolyn LaSalle of West Haven; Diane and Francis Stevens of Salisbury, VT; and many more friends in both Connecticut and Vermont. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Esther Candee Sr.; his mother, Ruth W. Woodford; his daughter, Tania Hodge; his brother, Frank E. Critchett; and his nephew, Michael V. Northrop. His funeral will be held at Keenan Funeral Home, 238 Elm Street, West Haven on Saturday at 12 noon. Burial with full military honors will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to call from 4 - 8 pm on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Franciscan Hospice Care, 267 Finch Ave., Meriden, CT 06451-2715. Those wishing to send condolences online may do so at www.keenanfuneralhome.com.

Published in The New Haven Register on Nov. 2, 2012
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