Published DateGILFORD — George R. Murtagh, 94, of 9 Sargent Place, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia on Monday, April 1, 2013.
Mr. Murtagh was born March 31, 1919 in Natick, Mass., the son of the late George E. and Agnes Ellen (McGrath) Murtagh. He was raised in Natick and graduated from Natick High School in 1936.
Mr. Murtagh had been employed at Twin Maple Farm, Saxonville, Mass. for eight years and worked for H. P. Hood, Boston, Mass. for twenty-two years. He also worked at Boston Digital for sixteen years and worked part-time at Lake Breeze Park in Gilford for over twelve years. He resided in Ashland, Mass. for several years before moving to Gilford 28 years ago. He was a former member of the Ashland Fish & Game Club.
Survivors include his wife of 74 years, Ruth T. (Matthews) Murtagh of Gilford; two sons, John H. Murtagh and his wife, Marilyn, of Houston, Texas and Thomas W. Murtagh and his wife, Carol, of Alton, N.H.; a daughter, Dorothy A. Sausville and her husband Alfred, of Belmont, several grandchildren, great grandchildren; and great great grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Peterson of Natick, Mass., one daughter-in-law, Patricia Murtagh of Ashland, Mass. and many nephews and nieces. In addition to his parents, Mr. Murtagh was predeceased by one son, George R. Murtagh, Jr., a daughter, Patricia Richardson, and by five sisters and one brother.
Calling hours will be held from 2 PM to 5 PM on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.
Graveside services will be held at a later date in the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen Street, Second Floor, Framingham, MA 01701
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.