Robert H. George

  • Born: July 18, 1925
  • Died: June 10, 2018
  • Location: Haverhill, Massachusetts

Driscoll Funeral Home

309 So. Main Street
Bradford, MA 01835

Tel. (978) 374-0000

Tribute & Message From The Family


HAVERHILL - Robert Henry George, 92, of Haverhill, passed away after a courageous battle with heart disease. Bob left this world peacefully, surrounded by his devoted family on Sunday morning, June 10 at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hospital Bedford, MA.

The George family was a close group. His parents, the late Frank and Celestina George were enigmatic Italian American immigrants. Bob was predeceased by his brother Joe and sisters in-law Pat George and Mary Lou George, brothers in-law Silvio Fassio and James Rand. He leaves behind dear sisters Philomena Fassio, Mary Rand and brother Anthony George.

Robert was married to his lifelong sweetheart, Marilyn, for 64 years. They enjoyed a wonderful marriage, with family and friends in Bradford and Hampton Beach. He has missed and spoken daily of his loving wife Marilyn since her sudden passing two years ago. He was blessed with two adoring sons, Steven George and Frank and his wife Sandy George; he is also survived by two cherished grandsons, Drew and Evan George; he also leaves several caring cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Bob was a proud and decorated WWII Navy Veteran, assigned to LST 981. He participated in the invasion of Normandy in June 1944, engaged in the assault and occupation of Okinawa in May and June 1945.

His career included working for 30 years as a pipefitter at AT&T. Robert made and stayed in touch with many friends right up to his passing. Steve would like to thank Barbara Guerin for her love and support through all the years.

Robert was a member of the Sons of Italy Drum and Bugle Corps and enjoyed marching in many parades. Later in life his brother in-law Fred Battistini introduced running to Bob. He became a member of the YMCA, Rudy's Tigers and Chadwick Runners. With his friends by his side, he was an avid biker, participating in trips all over New England and Canada. Bob climbed Mt. Washington several times. He most loved spending time with family at his Hampton Beach home of 36 years. He cherished sharing gatherings with family and friends for lobsters, steamers and beer. Bob enjoyed taking in a show at the Hampton Beach Center, especially the polka bands. He and his brothers made homemade wine beneath their father's watchful eye for many years. Bob enjoyed a glass of vino before bedtime. It was with a big smile that he enjoyed a glass of wine before passing on.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, June 15, in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main Street (Rte. 125), Haverhill from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Services will begin Saturday in the funeral home at 9:00 AM. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in All Saints Church, 120 Bellevue Avenue, Haverhill at 10:00 AM. Burial with U.S. Navy Honors will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Robert's memory to the Veterans Outreach Center, 10 Reed Street, Haverhill, MA 01832. For guestbook, please visit www.driscollcares.com


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear George Family, So sorry for your loss, and I apologize for not being able to attend the wake or funeral, I have a wake and funeral the same days. Pleased accept my sincere sympathies.

Posted by Richard Payeur - Lawrence, MA   June 16, 2018

To the entire George Family...so very so for your loss. My deepest sympathy and prayers. Claudia Fanaras

Posted by Claudia Fanaras - Bradford, MA - Friend   June 15, 2018

My family and I have wonderful memories of Bubba spending Summers next to him in Hampton Beach. He was always there for us, fixing my kids bike or letting them follow him on a bike ride. We are blessed to have known him.

Posted by Nicole Whitman - Burke, VA - Neighbor   June 14, 2018

Frank, Sandy,Steve and family.
We are so very sorry for the loss of your dear father. I will miss him on Lovejoy st, site of the 53-40 gang!. Sadly we were away for your mom's services and we are in Boston overnight for a show Friday as well. So sorry to not be there in person to give our condolences. Sending our love
Donna Ferlito-Brown and Eric Brown

Posted by Donna Ferlito-Brown - Derry, NH - Family Friend   June 12, 2018


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