George Douglas Jr

George Douglas Jr. passed away unexpectedly on August 25, 2022. The family is deeply sadden by his sudden death. He was a bright spark in the world and touched the lives of so many.

George Douglas, Jr. was born in Wadesboro, North Carolina on April 23, 1932. George was the oldest of four siblings. There were two boys and two girls in his immediate family.

George volunteered to join the United States Air Force at age 17. He completed High School while serving in the Military. George served eight years in the United States Air Force and received an Honorable Discharge in 1954 with the rank of Master Sergeant.

George was stationed at an Air Force base in Knoxville, Tennessee. One night while returning to the Base, he saw two young women hitchhiking. One of them stood in the middle of the street in front of his car. So he picked them up and them home. This is how he met his wife Jean. Subsequently, they were married on April 1, 1961 and were happily married for 61 years at the time of his passing.

Later in 1961, George enrolled in Coyne School of Engineering and completed the courses in 1964. In late 1965, George enrolled in night school at Wentworth Institute. In 1968, George also took additional courses at Northeastern University in Electrical Engineering and worked full-time at a local tire company.

George’s first job as an Electrical Engineer was with Dellia Engineering in Boston. While employed with Dellia Engineering, George received bonuses and Special Commendations for his outstanding work.

In 2008 George retired from Anderson Nichols and spent his time being involved in community activities and the church.

The most recent job that George held prior to his retirement was at Anderson Nichols in Boston. The job duties required that he travel to job sites. George traveled to Minnesota, Maine, Upstate New York, Georgia, Western and Northern Massachusetts. Although George traveled many miles to perform his job duties, he was always back at home with his family every night.

George loved to travel. Over the years, there were many immediate family vacations within and out of the country. He really enjoyed Canada and several trips included visits to Nova Scotia, Ottawa and Montreal. George also valued his extended family who mostly resided in New York, Virginia and North Carolina at the time. He was very sad when he was no longer able to travel to the yearly Family Reunions due to his inability to walk without a walker.

George was very involved in Community Services and distributed information in his community for the American Red Cross, the Cancer Society and the American Lung Association for many years. George also served as an Usher at St. Joseph‘s Catholic Church in Holbrook for more than twenty years.

George was a huge fan of tennis and basketball. He was fascinated by anything involving the Universe. In addition, he enjoyed reading books and watching documentaries about the Cosmos.
George’s neighbors will always remember his “infectious wide smile” and his offer to help others when they needed it. George’s family will cherish his memories until they meet again in the HOLY place.

The Memorial Service to celebrate the life of George Douglas, Jr. will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 25th at the Hurley Currie Funeral Home, 127 South Franklin Street, Holbrook, MA. The Repass will be held immediately following the service at Rockland Country Club, 276 Plain Street, Rockland, MA. For a livestream of the service, visit www.harborview.live.

Guestbook


First Name: Ann
Last Name: Perdicaro
City: Quincy
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 09/23/2022

So sorry for your loss Jean and family. Miss seeing you, fondly, Ann


First Name: Patty & Tim
Last Name: Caley
City: Weymouth
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 09/28/2022

Dear Jean and family: So sorry we were not able to make it to the arrangements. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you miss George's presence with you on this earth. Love, Patty & Tim Caley (friends of Jean from Brookville)


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