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George E. Smolander Sr.
Former longtime resident of North Chelmsford, MA

NASHUA, NH -- George E. Smolander Sr., of Nashua, NH, formerly of North Chelmsford, MA, died June 25, 2015, in Lowell, MA, after a period of declining health, aged 59 years.

Born in Lowell, MA, February 8, 1956, a son of the late Edward M. and Eleanor A. (Gaudette) Smolander. He received his education in the Chelmsford School System.

Over the years, George worked as a Route Sales Representative for Suburban Dairy, Wonder Bread and General Linens. He also worked part-time at several local businesses including, Forrest Marine, Katie O'Conley's, and the Meadow Lounge.

George had many interests and hobbies, but he especially enjoyed duckpin bowling, horseshoes, deep-sea fishing, camping at the beach and vegetable gardening. He was also a very talented organizer and dedicated promoter of various local community activities, events and fundraisers.

He held memberships in numerous clubs and organizations, including the Sons of the American Legion Post 313, H.E. Fletcher Club, Tyngsboro Sportsmen's Club, Stony Brook Club, and Chelmsford Elks.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to two very special friends, John Boumil and Archie Warchol, for their tremendous care, support and help.

Survivors include a daughter, Heather Smith, and two grandsons, Brendan and Connor Smith, all of St. Marys, GA; his godmother, Lucille Day (Aunt Lu) of North Chelmsford, his godfather, Albert Johnson of Westford; many cousins; his girlfriend, Nancy Pulley, countless friends; and his cat, Spooky.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a son, George E. Smolander Jr., a sister, Alice O'Leary, maternal grandparents, Joseph and Justine Gaudette, and paternal grandparents, Edwin and Gertrude Smolander.

SMOLANDER -- In Lowell, MA, June 25, 2015. George E. Smolander Sr., of Nashua, NH, formerly of North Chelmsford, MA, aged 59 years. Friends will be received at the MORSE-BAYLISS Funeral Home, 122 Princeton Blvd., Lowell, on Tuesday from 6 to 8 PM. His Graveside Service will be held next Tuesday, July 7, at 10 AM, at Westlawn Cemetery, Lowell. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Alberton W. Vinal American Legion Post 313, 90 Groton Rd., North Chelmsford, MA 01863, or to a . Funeral Directors, Frederick W. Healy and Walter F. Bayliss Jr. Please visit George's memorial tribute at www.morsebaylissfuneralhome.com.
Published in Lowell Sun on June 29, 2015
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