George A. Mailman, Jr. of Merrimac, MA, passed away peacefully, Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. He was the devoted husband of Laura L. Dillingham-Mailman.
George was born in Fitchburg, MA, November 21, 1951 the son of the late George A. Mailman, Sr. and Rita (Sullivan) Mailman. He was raised in Longmeadow, MA and was a 1970 graduate of Longmeadow High School. George later graduated from Lowell Technical Institute. He honorably served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. George was a Principal Electrical Engineer for over 36 years at Raytheon in Andover before his retirement. He has been a longtime, beloved resident of Merrimac where he and his wife Laura of 42 years have enjoyed their life together.
George was a member of the Merrimac Lions Club and the American Legion. He attended the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Merrimac where he greatly enjoyed singing with the choir. He was a member of the Country Pond Fish and Game Club in Newton, NH and was avid outdoorsman. His love for kayaking led him to organize several kayaking events for the employees of Raytheon and the Wounded Warriors Project. George studied Taekwondo under the instruction of Master, Bill Johnson from Seacoast Taekwondo in Seabrook, NH. George had a generous spirit and incredible sense of humor that will be greatly missed by all the lives he touched. He loved his time with family and friends and will be forever loved and remembered by those who knew him.
George is survived by his devoted wife Laura L. Dillingham-Mailman of Merrimac and his three daughters, Kirstin Mailman and wife Claire of St. Lois, MO, Karen Mailman of Merrimac and Katrina O’Brien and husband Nicholas of Kittery, ME. He will also be dearly remembered by his granddaughter Ellie O’Brien, five sisters, Rita LaFerriere, Georgia Massucco, Anita Carr, Monica Erwin and Barbara Gilbert, Honorary children, USMC-Major Charles Casey, Danielle Casey and Casey Bradford, several nieces, nephews and countless friends.
Services are in the care of The Grondin-Carnevale Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave. Haverhill, MA 01830. Due to the current health crisis, a celebration of George’s amazing life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, his family kindly request that donations in George’s memory be made to The Wounded Warriors Project by visiting www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Online condolences may be made by visiting George’s memorial page at www.GrondinCarnevale.com.
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