GEORGE D. BARON

GEORGE D. BARON - WILLISTON/MILTON/ COCOA BEACH, Fla. - George D. Baron died peacefully with his wife and family by his side on Feb. 12, 2014. He was born in Claremont, N.H., on May 21, 1926, the son of Alfred and Evalina (DesCouteau) Baron. He graduated from St. Mary's High School in Dover, N.H., Class of 1944. He then enlisted in the US Navy and served his country during World War II aboard the USS Triumph in the Pacific Theater. As a mine-sweeper, his ship led the Pacific Fleet to the Invasion of Okinawa. He then attended the University of New Hampshire and MacIntosh Business College. He married Jean Carbonneau, his loving wife of over 65 years, on Aug. 28, 1948, in Dover, N.H., and had nine children. He worked in retail management in Westerly, R.I., Rome, N.Y., Kinston, N.C., Nashua, N.H., Norwich, Binghamton, and Buffalo, N.Y. In the fall of 1970, he moved his family to Williston and served as general manager of the brand new Zayre's store. He finished his career at General Electric and retired in 1991. George was an active member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Williston and St. Ann's Church in Milton, where he moved in 2010. Throughout his life he was a member of the Rotary Clubs in many communities. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Jaycees Club, and the Kiwanis Club, where he served as president and lieutenant governor. He also served as selectman in Williston. He enjoyed golf and was member of the Williston Country Club for many years. He is survived by a large family, of which he was very proud. He is survived by his children, Carol and George Chesebro, Kathy and Peter Madsen, Dana and Karen Baron, Keith and Laurie Baron, Diane and Bob Dayvie, Mary and Randy Knight, Christine and Mark Lundie, Sue and Rich Elliott, and daughter-in-law, Charlene Baron. He also leaves 20 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by all his siblings; and son, Bruce. Visiting hours will be Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service being offered by the Rev. John Feltz at 3:45 p.m., at the Ready Funeral Home Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Dr., Essex Junction. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann's Church in Milton on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at 11 a.m. Burial will be at a later date and held privately for family. To send online condolences to the family please visit www.readyfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Milton Food Shelf.

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Ready Funeral Service, Inc.
68 Pinecrest Drive Essex Junction, VT 05452
(802) 879-9477

Published in The Burlington Free Press from Feb. 16 to Feb. 18, 2014