George N. Fountas, Sr.
1927 - 2021
BORN
1927
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home
430 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT
WOODBURY
George N. Fountas, SR.
On October 21, 2021, George N. Fountas Senior passed away in his own home surrounded by those he loved and who loved him. Born September 1, 1927 in Lowell, Ma, he was a long time resident of Attleboro, MA and spent the last 7 years as a resident of Woodbury, CT.
He is predeceased by his parents. Anastasia Sarantopoulos and Nicholas Fountas and his wife Agnes Leondires Fountas of 67 years. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Capturing his life and impact to those he knew and to the world are ineffable and to attempt it will do him no justice. While a person of unique ability, George was as humble as he was wise, kind and thoughtful in all he did and with every person fortunate enough to spend time with him.
He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather; a gifted chemist; an instrument certified pilot, a Power Squadron instructor for navigation; a sailor; a Master Mason of the 3rd degree; a volunteer for many causes that touched his heart; an amateur brewer; and a beekeeper. He loved music of all kinds, to sing, dance, and fly fish.
His parting words were "do the best you can, take good care of yourself, I love you, don't forget to smell the roses".
He jokingly claimed to be a direct descendent of Socrates. And lived as Plato described Socrates in Phaedo when replying to Crito's question of Socrates: "How shall we bury you?" "However you please if you can catch me, and I do not get away from you."
Contributions can be made in his name to:
Aleppo Shriners Transportation Fund For the Shriners Hospital, 99 Fordham Road, Wilmington, MA 01887-2148
or Knights of Templar Eye Foundation, Grand Commandery of MA and RI, 186 Tremont Street, Room 405, Boston, Ma 02111 or
Any charity of your choice.
For more info or to send e-condolences visit: www.chaseparkwaymemorial.com
Services for George will be announced at a later date. Chase Parkway Memorial, the Albini Family Funeral Home, 430 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, has been entrusted with handling George's funeral arrangements.
Published by Sun Chronicle on Nov. 20, 2021.
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