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HAINES George 73, of Atkinson, New Hampshire, passed away August 18, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. He was the loving husband of Maureen (Moran) Haines. George Haines was born in Danvers, Massachusetts, grew up in North Reading and was the son of the late George and Mabel Haines. He is survived by his wife Maureen, two sons, George “Buddy” and William “Billy” Haines; his daughter, Rebecca and husband Timothy Stevens; two step- children, Jennifer Moran and Michael Gravelese; and four grandchildren, Will, Caroline, Emily and Owen. He was predeceased by his sister, Katherine Haines. George joined the Navy in 1958. He went on to join the Army where he spent 17 years enlisted, leaving as an E5Major. He was awarded the New Hampshire National Guard Commendation Medal for heroism in 1971. George worked as a Captain for Delta Airlines from 1968 until his retirement in 2000. His passion for flying kept him in the private sector as a Captain until 2011. He also loved traveling, hiking, and spending time with his dogs, Katie and Piper. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He left us all better than he found us. A period of visitation will be held Friday, August 22, 2014 from 10 A.M. to 11:15 A.M. at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers & Sons Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, AMESBURY, immediately followed by services at the funeral home at 11:30 A.M. Interment will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of George S. Haines to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.dana-farber.org/gift.

Published in Boston Herald on Aug. 21, 2014
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