George Albert Cullen, Jr., age 97 died on February 16, 2021 at Havenwood Heritage Heights Retirement Community in Concord, NH 03301. He was born on September 19, 1923 in Newburyport, Massachusetts, the only son of Henrietta (nÃ©e Jones) and George Albert Cullen. Within the last 20 years he had also lived in Derry, NH and Lake Placid, FL.
His wife, Dorothea, aka Dodo, (nÃ©e Reams) Cullen, pre-deceased him in 2014. They were married on February 12, 1949 in Wakefield, Massachusetts. He is survived by his four sons (and their wives), Roger Evan (Donna Andrews), Gregory Dan (Gloria Hillson), Matthew Glenn (Krista Carlson) and Douglas Adam (Tracy Pelletier). He leaves 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, with two on the way.
Al at Liberty Mutual circa 1966
George, better known as Al to friends and family, graduated from Wakefield High School where he was Hi-Y President and a good tennis player on the team. During those years he delivered heating oil to houses in the Wakefield area. He also enjoyed camping, fishing and playing golf with his family. He was of Baptist faith and in several churches he attended with his family, he was on financial management committees due to his education and experience.
After graduation he enrolled in Northeastern University's Business Administration program. His college education was interrupted by World War II, whereupon he signed up for military duty in the United States Army Air Corps (predecessor of today's US Air Force), in the 72nd Fighter Squadron. While serving, part of his tour of duty took him to Iwo Jima. He received several medals and ribbons, including the Victory and Good Conduct medals and the Asiatic Pacific and American Campaign ribbons.
Upon returning from service, he finished college and began working for Liberty Mutual Insurance where he started as a claims adjuster and was later promoted to claims manager. As a claims manager he worked in several offices in Massachusetts and Connecticut, ultimately retiring as a district manager from the Liberty Mutual office in Lexington, Massachusetts.
There will be no formal services at this time. In lieu of flowers or gifts please consider donating to Honor Flight for Veterans who provide transport for America's veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honoring those who have served and sacrificed for our country. Al participated with the New England Chapter of Honor Flight and went to D.C. in 2015. Donations can be made at the following website: Ways to Donate - Honor Flight Network (https://www.honorflight.org/ways-to-donate.html
To view Albert's online tribute, or send flowers or condolences to the family, visit www.Phaneuf.net