Mystic - George W. Carver of Ashby St., Mystic, passed away on May 19, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.|
He was born to George Carver and Bertha Drollett on July 1, 1928, in Braintree, Mass. As a veteran of the U.S. Navy, he proudly served his country during the Korean War, before marrying Theresa L. Breton on May 22, 1954, and becoming the family man we know and love. With almost 58 years of marriage, George and Terry had a bond that was envied by all.
He retired from Pfizer in 1988, after 37 years of dedicated service.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Mystic Council and the V.F.W. Post 3263, Mystic.
George was a man who always had a kind word and a helping hand, reaching out to family, friends, and strangers. George had great pride in being physically fit. He had a great sense of humor and was an avid practical joker. Fearless and a known daredevil, George enjoyed recreational piloting, bungee jumping, sky diving, and many other pastimes. He enjoyed traveling, especially with his family, and had seen more of this world than most of us could ever dream.
Besides his beloved wife, he leaves a son, Michael Carver and his wife, Sue, of Pawcatuck, daughter, Ann Maloney and her husband, Jim, of Fort Myers, Fla., son, Robert Carver and his wife, Barbara, of Cartersville, Ga., son, Stephen Carver of Deep River, and daughter, Kathleen Brazee and her husband, Steven, of Ledyard; grandchildren, Carolyn Carver, Justin Carver, Melissa Maloney, Kevin Maloney, Jason Carver, Brian Carver, Cody Carver, Grace Carver, Colin Carver, Hunter Brazee, Cole Breton, Jack Breton; and his great-grandchildren, Dylan Carver and Brianna Carver. He is also survived by two sisters, Carol LaFata and her husband, Sal, of Guilford, and Lois Saputo and her husband, Vincent, of Long Island, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the Mystic Funeral Home, Route 1, 51 Williams Ave., Mystic. Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from the funeral home followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, 32 East Main St., Mystic. Burial with full military honors will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery, River Road, Old Mystic.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
(www.alz.org) or to the Disabled American Veterans (www.dav.org).
Please visit www.mysticfuneralhome.com to leave an online message of condolence and for directions to the funeral home.
Published in The Day on May 21, 2012