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Francis A. George, 85

WORCESTER - Francis A. George, 85, of Worcester died Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Worcester Health Center.

Francis leaves his wife of 58 years, Mary Jo (Williams) George; two daughters, Nancy Piscitelli of Holden and Gwenn Cipro of Worcester; two sons, Daniel F. George and his wife Patricia of Sutton, and Christopher J. George and his wife Rana of Holden; nine grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brothers Arthur George and Duke George, and his sisters Mabel Depari and Elizabeth Fikofski.

Francis was born in Worcester, son of Alexander and Elizabeth George, and lived in Worcester all his life. He grew up in the neighborhoods of Shrewsbury Street and later lived more than 50 years on Grafton Hill.

He was a graduate of the former Commerce High School and took courses at Worcester Junior College and Assumption College.

Francis worked 30 years with the Worcester Community Action Council, before retiring. He was operations manager for the Neighborhood Youth Corps and led the Youth Summer Program for many years. Previously, he was a foreman and production inspector at the Harrington & Richardson Arms Co. in Worcester.

Frank was an avid golfer and billiards player. He was a valued friend to many and a dedicated family man. He was devoted to his wife and children, his siblings and his parents. He especially enjoyed the time he was able to spend with his beloved grandchildren.

Funeral services and burial in St. John's Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Worcester County Food Bank, 474 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

The Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester, is directing arrangements.

Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2016.
No memorial events are currently scheduled. To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
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