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George H. Hands, III

August 7, 2012

PAWTUCKET - George "Dad" H. Hands, III, 56, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 7, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Christine T. (Lussier) Hands for 30 years.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late George H. Hands, II and Eunice (Mathewson) Hands, he resided in Pawtucket and Central Falls most of his life. George was a machinist and had been employed by Carol Cable, Jet Spray and Stanley Bostitch. He was a member of the Darlington Congregational Church and a graduate of the Community Kitchen Cooking Program associated with Johnson & Wales University. George was an avid Patriots fan and enjoyed fishing. When his sons were young, he was involved with the Boy Scouts of America, Pawtucket, Central Falls and Oakland Beach.
Besides his wife, he leaves three sons, Douglas, Earl and Joseph; two brothers, Donald Hands in Maine and Michael Hands of Scituate; two sisters, Gloria Dumont of Central Falls and Isabelle Palin in Maine and many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family members. He was the brother of the late Arthur Hands.
Services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. Interment will follow at Stevens Corner Cemetery, Rehoboth. VISITATION will be Friday 4 to 7 p.m. For online condolences visit:

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