George A. Garon
RUMFORD -– George A. Garon, 86, of Penobscot Street, Rumford, died on July 4, 2011 at the Rumford Hospital.
He was born in Gorham, NY on October 30, 1924, the son of Alonso and Blanche (Pinard) Garon. He had attended Rumford schools.
George served as a PFC, U.S. Army, Company D, 289th Infantry Regiment during World War II overseas in Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe.
He worked as a mechanic at Gagnon’s garage for many years, then for the Town of Rumford, he then operated the Shell Service Station on Hancock Street for several years, and then back to Gagnon’s until retirement.
George was a communicant of St. Athanasius–St. John Church; member of Napoleon Ouellette Post #24, American Legion; member Robert Shand Post #1641, V.F.W.; and member of the Order of the Catholic Foresters.
He enjoyed carpentry and had built his own home. He recently had been doing volunteer work at the Rumford Community Home.
He was married in Rumford on June 6, 1948 to Lena R. Desveaux, who died Apr. 7, 2005 in Rumford.
Survivors include his daughter, Louise Marcillino and husband, John of Westbrook; sons, Charles Garon and wife, Pam of Clovis, CA, and Rosaire “Al” Dalbec and wife, Claudette of Auburn, NE; five grandchildren, Scott Marcellino and wife, Debbie of North Kingston, RI, Beth McVetty of Westbrook, Darlene Mowatt and husband, Wayne of Rumford, Dawna Guiel and husband, Roger of Port St.Lucie, FL, and Debbie Murphy and husband, Shawn of Germany; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.