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HAVERHILL, MA: Patricia J. (McLaughlin) George, 83, a native and lifelong resident of Haverhill, died Sunday evening, June 21, 2015, at Merrimack Valley Hospice House, surrounded by her loving family.

The daughter of the late Edward P. and Albina M. (Lamoureux) McLaughlin, she attended the Ayers Village School and was a member of the Haverhill High School Class of 1950. Raised in the Ayers Village section of the city, Mrs. George enjoyed growing up near Crystal Lake, spending her summers swimming and horseback riding.

Mrs. George was employed for many years at The Haverhill Gazette and later The Haverhill Independent as a journalist’s assistant. She later worked in the cafeteria at the Tilton School and as an elections poll worker for the City of Haverhill.

Mrs. George was a member of All Saints Parish of Haverhill and enjoyed reading and spending time with her family and friends at her summer home at Salisbury Beach. She was also an avid bowler and member of a league at Saint Joseph Bowling Lanes for many years and maintained her strong friendships with many of her high school classmates and friends.

She was the loving wife of the late Joseph A. George, to whom she was married for fifty years at the time of his death in 2005. She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her son and daughter-in-law, David E. and Nicole N. George of Salem, NH, her grandchildren, Gavin D. George and Lillian G. George of Salem, and several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother Edward J. McLaughlin.

Relatives and friends were invited to attend her Life Celebration on Thursday, June 25, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 47 Broadway, Haverhill. Her funeral was Friday, at 9 a.m., from the funeral home, with a Mass of Christian Burial, at 10 a.m., in All Saint Church, 120 Bellevue Avenue, Haverhill. Burial will follow in Saint Patrick’s Cemetery, Haverhill. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215. To send a message of condolence or for directions, please visit www.berubecomeau.com.
Published on  June 24, 2015
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