Obituary of George Grandsire
It is with great sadness that the family of George V. Grandsire of Westbrook, announces his passing on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the age of 71, with his family at his side. He was the husband of the love of his life, Louise (Cole) Grandsire for 46 years. George grew up in Deep River, son of the late Charles & Joan (Luca) Grandsire. He was predeceased by his brothers Charles and Francis. In addition to his wife, George is survived by his son Charles Victor Grandsire, his wife Sarah and grandsons Cole & Dylan all of Old Saybrook. His daughter Lori Grandsire, whom he loved calling her his pumpkin pie, of Westbrook. His devoted sister-in-law Rose Mary Krajewski of Old Saybrook, a nephew Timothy Leach and his wife Tara of Clinton, a niece Christa Barnes and her husband Dan of Clinton as well as nieces Karen & Lynn and nephews David, Robbie and Jamie and several great nephews and nieces. George graduated from Valley Regional High School in 1965, he went on to serve in Vietnam with the U.S. Marine Corp and was a very dedicated employee of Clinton Nursery for more than 40 years retiring in 2014. He loved camping with his family, coaching his son’s baseball team, as well as serving as a coach for the Special Olympics in track & field and bowling for many years. He was an avid horseshoe player, enjoyed playing cards, family cruises and watching NASCAR and hanging out at Beach Donuts with his coffee buddies. His family and friends enjoyed his quick wit, intelligence, passion for fixing anything, “get it done” attitude and they knew they could depend on him for help of any kind. A memorial service will be held at the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home, 34 Main St. Centerbrook on July 23, 2018 at 11:30am. Burial will follow at the State Veterans’ Cemetery. Donations may be made in George’s memory to either Camp Harkness, 301 Great Neck Rd, Waterford ,06385 or to the CT Special Olympics, 2666 State St, Suite1, Hamden, 06517. To share a memory or a condolence of George, please visit www.rwwfh.com.