George Gilmary Tyrrell, 75, of Easton, died on May 26, 2021. He was born September 16, 1945, in Brooklyn, NY, to the late William George and Margaretta (Dorney) Tyrrell. In 1951, his family moved from Bay Ridge to Albany where George attended St. Vincent De Paul School and then Vincentian Institute. He graduated from Stonehill College in 1968 and completed a master's degree in Educational Media at Boston University in 1972. He married Maura Geens on December 28, 1976. George started the instructional media center at Stonehill College in 1969 and worked there until 2017. He also coached Stonehill's sailing team for many years. George dedicated his life to his family's welfare and happiness, providing much of the childcare and doing most of the shopping and cooking, captaining boating adventures, and putting three additions onto the family home. After he retired, he enjoyed preparing weekly Sunday dinners for his wife, children, and grandchildren, attending his grandchildren's athletic and dance events, and traveling with Maura in their camper or by train. Over the years, George served in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and on the Easton Cable TV Advisory Committee. In 2002 he received the Harris Ullian service award for his work for The Easton Music Parents Organization (TEMPO). He never missed voting in an election and rarely missed a town meeting. He was a member of Holy Cross Parish starting in 1975 and attended daily Masses at Stonehill College for many years. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Maura Tyrrell, and his three children, Julianne Tyrrell McHardy of Mansfield, Mark Tyrrell and wife Rachel of Mansfield, and Sarah Tyrrell of Easton, and five grandchildren, April and Chloe McHardy and Even, Avery, and Isla Tyrrell. He also leaves his brother Bill Tyrrell and wife Nancy of Voorheesville, New York; his sister Marrilee Tyrrell of North Fort Myers, Florida; his sister Anne Tyrrell of Albany, New York; nephews and niece, Kevin, Paul, and Kate; and nine first cousins. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. in Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte. 138), Easton. A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 10 a.m. at the Chapel of Mary, Stonehill College, Easton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stonehill College George G. Tyrrell Scholarship Fund.
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Published by Journal-News Independent from May 29 to Jun. 4, 2021.