NASHUA -- George W. Sargent, 84, formerly of Milford Street, Nashua, died Dec. 16, 2009, in St. Joseph Hospital after a lengthy illness.
He was born Oct. 18, 1925, in Lowell, Mass., to George A. and Helen (Moran) Sargent.
He graduated from Chelmsford (Mass.) High School, where he excelled in football, baseball and basketball. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the LST 889, where he achieved the rank of Boatswain Mate First Class. He served in the Pacific Theater and was highly decorated.
He played semi-pro football for the Nashua Tigers and the Lowell Pros. He served as a coach for the Elk Crusaders youth football for many years. He was chairman of Nashua's Park and Recreation Commission and served as an alderman representing Ward 2 for two terms. He had a 26-year career with Fletcher's Granite Quarry in Westford, Mass., where he began as a laborer and progressed to superintendent. He was a federal supervisory mine safety and health inspector and consultant for the mining and insurance industries.
Family members include his wife of 62 years, Mary; three daughters, Nancy Plourde, Susan Richard, and Brenda Ball, all of Nashua; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by grandchildren Amy Richard and Kraig Ball.
SERVICES: Calling hours are today from 2 to 6 p.m. in Farwell Funeral Home, 18 Lock St., Nashua. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, 29 Spring St., Nashua. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Ledge Road, Hudson, with military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Disease Research, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon 03756. Arrangement are in the care of Farwell Funeral Service of Nashua. www.farwellfuneral.com