George Hamrah
FUNERAL HOME
Beecher and Bennett Funeral Home - Meriden
48 Cook Avenue
Meriden, CT
Whether you knew him as "Mr. Hamrah" or "George" you loved him. This was his signature gift. A wonderful friend to all, with a generous spirit, George was always willing to lend a helping hand, with kind words for everyone.

George Hamrah of Southington, CT passed away on September 11, 2021. Born in Naugatuck, CT, he was the son of Abdullah and Rose (Mansour) Hamrah. He is survived by his brother, Albert Hamrah of Rocky Hill, CT; nieces, Suzanne Hamrah Weinstein of Palm Beach Gardens FL, Joyce Hamrah of Tenafly, NJ, Lilli Hamrah Corhan of Englewood, NJ, and Sharon Hamrah of East Hartford, CT; nephews, Charles Hamrah, Jr. of Meriden, CT, Michael Hamrah of Prospect, CT, and Scott Hamrah of Brooklyn, NY; and several grand nieces and grand nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Mary Hamrah of Englewood, NJ, and Claire Hamrah Falk of Cheshire, CT; and brother, Charles Hamrah of Meriden, CT.



George graduated from Naugatuck High School in 1940 and moved to Meriden. An army veteran, George proudly served in WWII in the US Army from January 1943 through 1946, serving in New Guinea and the Philippines. He achieved Quarter Sergeant status, before being honorably discharged. He returned home in 1946, rejoined the family business and further expanded the business to include custom-made draperies, slipcovers and blinds.

George was always involved in his community. He was the president of the Meriden Kiwanis Club and was well known for proudly appearing in fifty-five consecutive Kiwanis Kapers Shows, performing well into his 90's. George served as Vice President of the Meriden Intermediates, was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion, as well as the Meriden Elks Club Lodge 35. Following sports was one of George's greatest passions. In 1982 the Meriden YMCA named George "Sportsman of the Year", in 2012, George was inducted into the Meriden Hall of Fame and in 2015 he was recognized as "Meriden's Sportsman of Distinction". At the age of 92, the Meriden Chamber of Commerce awarded George the 22nd annual "Community Partnership Award".

Mass of Christian Burial celebrating George's life will be held on Thursday, September 16th at 11:00 AM at St. Josephs Church, 22 Goodwill Avenue, Meriden. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Meriden. Everyone is asked to meet directly at church. Visitation will take place Wednesday, September 15th from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Avenue, Meriden. (Social distancing and masks are required at all services.)

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made in George's memory to St. Joseph's Church Office, 109 Goodwill Avenue, Meriden, CT 06451. To share a condolence with George's family, please visit www.beecherandbennett.com.




Published by The Record-Journal on Sep. 13, 2021.
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Dear Mr Hamrah, We will always treasure all our wonderful memories of St. Joseph's Church, our breakfasts and Southington Rehab. We love you and will miss you so much. May God bless you always xo Debbie and Melissa
Debbie and Melissa Murdock
September 16, 2021
Sorry for your loss. My mother bought her curtains at Hamrahs. I am sure many ole timers remember that classy store with odd door
Carol Walker
September 15, 2021
We extend our sincere sympathy to George's family on his passing. Personally, Igrew up attending the Kiwanis Kapers with my mom and dad and George was CLEARLY always the star of the show. He was like Meriden's Elvis. Oh, how the ladies would swoon over him. And those shoes. Here at the Midstate Chamber, George would often call us and ask us for the number of the chamber in (city, state). We knew he was traveling - most likely to a UCONN women's basketball game and he would call the chamber in that city/town! Too many fond memories to share. This is a time that I can only smile and be grateful for knowing him - no tears of sadness, but joy for the great life he lived.
Rosanne Ford, Midstate Chamber of Commerce
Friend
September 15, 2021
So very sad to hear of George passing. He was a wonderful man and did so much for the community. Rest in Peace, George. You will not be forgotten.
Pam Craig-White
Friend
September 14, 2021
Dear sweet "Mr. George," you will never be forgotten. You were a warm ,wonderful, loyal and trusted friend. You leave behind such fun and cherished memories. So happy that you were in my life. Arrivederci, with love, to a fine gentleman. My deepest condolences to your family. Maryann Stolfi Leonard
Maryann Stolfi Leonard
September 14, 2021
We can´t forget George´s ties to the Yankees. He was a friend of Gene Michael´s. George was a regular at the Johnny Ellis Yankee Cancer fundraiser at Mohegan Sun.
John adamski
Friend
September 14, 2021
I first met George Hamrah at a Kiwanis Kapers Show when my friend Ed Siebert Sr. introduced us. As the curtain rose for the show George, clad only in a loin cloth, came swinging across the stage bellowing a loud Tarzan call and fell into Ed`s lap and they both landed on the stage floor. That was vintage George Hamrah, the person we all got to know and love! The past couple of years when George was experiencing some health issues, we would talk on the phone every day, sometimes 3 or 4 times a day, mostly about sports, his favorite subject.I would update George on what games were on TV and would give him a daily sports trivia quiz, which at 99 years of age would probably score 99% correct. George was a huge Uconn Women`s Basketball fan, knowing the likes of Diana Taurasi, Brianna Stewart, and many other players personally! When George walked into Gampel Pavillion or the Civic Center fans would always greet him and say hello. George Hamrah was a friend, and a wonderful person who loved his Country , his Faith, and his many, many friends from Coast to Coast. I will miss him dearly, and I am sure he is reading the sports page and handing out his famous business card up there in Heaven! To Georges Brother Albert and all the extended Hamrah Family I extend my deepest sympathy in the passing of a "Meriden Icon", Mr. George Hamrah, he will be be missed! Sincerely, with Love and Peace, John A. Young (Millie) Cromwell, Ct
john young
Friend
September 14, 2021
it has been my honor to have know Mr Hamrah my entire life. He was a friend our family and later in life - we became fellow Kiwanians and share tickets to UCONN woman's basketball games - he was a fine person - I am glad his was a part of my life may he be at peace !
jane Dubuc Champion
Friend
September 13, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
MRS MARY HUDSON
September 13, 2021
I remember his smile. Standing in his storefront always smiling. May he rest in peace.
S Cardona
September 13, 2021
To George's entire Family my sincere sympathy on his recent passing. A truly unique and creative individual, George, was a special gift to those he touched and that was many. Meriden benefited immensely from his constant involvement in community activities and his participation was a blueprint for us to follow. Many thanks, George, well done.
David Finnance
Friend
September 13, 2021
The loss of Mr. Hamrah leaves a void in my heart that will never be filled by another. I have known him my entire life and he truly was a "legend"... He taught me how to rake giant "Oak" leaves for 25cents and hour with his mother watchin' our every move over at "White Oaks" in my youth! He taught me about dressing to the 9's everyday as a professional! Most of all, he taught me "respect" and "how to be a gentleman"... I love/ed him. Endless memories with one of my families dearest friends. Eddie Siebert Jr.
Eddie Siebert Jr.
September 13, 2021
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