George Borofsky

HOOKSETT - George Borofsky, 86, formerly of Brattleboro, Vt., residing in Hooksett, died Oct. 7, 2013, after a short illness.

He graduated from Brattleboro High School in 1943. He played the saxophone at the Paramount Theater in Brattleboro in weekly talent shows. He joined the Army on 1943 and was discharged just after the surrender of Japan.

He graduated from the University of Vermont in 1948 and received a B.S. degree in accounting. He worked for Sam's Army & Navy Stores in Brattleboro, Vt.; Bellows Falls, Vt.; Greenfield, Mass.; and Manchester. He was also employed at Maple State Lumber Co. in Dummerston, Vt., for a time.

In 1956, he became an agent for Northwestern Mutual Life Ins Co., and obtained his designation as a CPCU. He then opened his own commercial insurance agency in Manchester in 1959.

His hobby and lifelong enjoyment was playing Bridge. He hosted weekly games and became a Life Master.

His wife, Sharon, died in May 2012.

He leaves two daughters, Cathy Smith of California and Lonnie Benzel of Florida; a son, Bruce Borofsky of New York; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a brother, Stanley "Pal" Borofsky of Brattleboro, and a sister-in-law, Donna Borofsky..

SERVICES: A committal service will be held in New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen on Monday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m.

Published in Union Leader on Oct. 12, 2013