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George J. Washburn
SEEKONK - George J. Washburn, 94, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2014. He was the beloved husband of the late Emily C. (Weaton) Washburn. Born in Taunton, a son of the late George E. and Almy (Bliss) Washburn, he resided in Seekonk over seventy years.
George was a 1937 graduate of Pawtucket High School and a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He was an equipment operator at Regional Construction Company for many years until retiring, and was previously a Machinist at Cumberland Engineering, South Attleboro. George was a former Deputy Chief of the Seekonk Call Fire Department Station 2 for many years and coached their Little League Team to many championships. He was a Past Master of the former North Seekonk Grange and a former member of the Attleboro Lodge of Elks No. 1014.
George leaves a sister-in-law, Dorothy (Weaton) Pope of Seekonk and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Walter Sloan, John Sloan, Ralph Washburn, Margaret Scarpellini, Gertrude Emond and Ruth Cummings.
VISITATION will begin Monday at 11 a.m. followed by Services at noon at WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. Interment will follow at Seekonk Cemetery, Seekonk. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to the Richard C. Banna Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 514, Seekonk, MA 02771 would be appreciated.
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