MOULTONBOROUGH — George Page Burns, 93, of Moultonborough, NH, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
George was born in Springfield, MA on September 4, 1919, the son of Mark W. and Mary (O'Donnell) Burns. He was raised in Springfield, MA and graduated from the Technical High School there.
George's professional career included working for the Van Norman Machine Tool Co., in Springfield, MA., while he owned and operated a dairy farm in Somers, CT, where he was a long-time resident. He then went on to work for the Kingsbury Corp., in Keene, NH, as a general manager, until his retirement. Upon retirement he moved from Walpole, NH to his lake home in Moultonborough, NH.
George was a Shriner at the Melha Shrine, in Springfield, MA., a 32nd Degree Mason in Wilbraham, MA, a past patron of the Order of the Eastern Star, member/director of the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, past president of the Moultonborough Snowmobile Club, member of the Steamboat group and a member of the 50's Plus Club. His hobbies included steam boating and sailing on Lake Winnipesaukee.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 69 years, Elizabeth (Allen) Burns, in 2008, and his two brothers; Mark Burns and Robert James Burns.
George is survived by his three children, George C. "Chuck" Burns and wife Ellen, of Center Harbor, NH, Bruce A. Burns and wife Rita, of Odon, IN, and Robert "Bob" Burns and wife Betty, of Meredith, NH; six grandchildren, Scott Burns, Jennifer Burdick, Matthew Burns, Paige Burns-Daniels, Kasey Burns, and Kayla Burns; ten great-grandchildren, Victoria, Samantha, Cody, Lauren, Brett, Madison, Megan, Brenna, Caroline, and Nicholas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial gathering and celebration of his life will be held at his home in Moultonborough on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 11:00 am. The Rev. Edward J. Charest will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations in George's memory may be made to the Winnipesaukee Wellness Center, C/O Debbie Emerton, PO Box 184, Center Harbor, NH 03226.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are assisting the family with the arrangements. For George's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com.