George L. Lamy, 89, of Terryville, beloved husband of Barbara (Brouker) Lamy, passed away peacefully on Oct. 21, 2019, in the loving presence of his wife and family.
George was born on Feb. 24, 1930 in New York, N.Y., son of the late George and Sadie (Hilder) Lamy. His early school years were in Brooklyn, N.Y., at PS 27, class of 1945. He graduated from Bristol Public High School and continued his studies by obtaining a Journeyman’s Certificate in 1956, while employed as an apprentice at Ingraham Company. Prior to his retirement he was employed by Pratt & Whitney as an engineer and process planner. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War and served in Berlin Germany as an honor guard. George married his wife Barbara in 1952. Together they raised 8 children in the home he built with the assistance of his brother, Donald.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Patricia Donini of Penn., Nancy Blum and her husband, Mark, of Watertown, Catherine Pompei and her husband, David, of Ga., Jacqueline Clukey and her husband, Richard, of Terryville, Karen Lamy Mangine and her partner, Karen Leonard, of Torrington, Kristin Droste and her husband, Edward, of N.H., and Rebecca Thompson and her husband, William V, of Burlington. George is also survived by 16 grandchildren, Steve and Alice Lowe, Jeff, Greg and Alex Blum, Aaron and Adrian Pompei, Justin Clukey, Jessica Waters, Rachel Mane, Sophie Mangine, Lee, Kristian and Hedi Droste, Alex and Zack Thompson. In addition to his grandchildren, George leaves nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son, George R Lamy and his brother, Donald M. Lamy Sr.
George loved the outdoors and traveled extensively throughout the US and Canada, camping and hiking with his family. He was a committed lifelong learner and an avid reader and collector of books. His hobbies included gardening, woodworking and wood carving which won many ribbons from the local fairs. His works grace many of his children’s homes. George was an authentic self-made man.
The family extends their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Ingraham Manor for their compassionate care and kindness during his brief stay.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, at 9:30 a.m., from the Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St., in Terryville, to the Immaculate Conception Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, in Terryville. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Friday evening, from 6 to 8 p.m. www.scottfuneralhomeinc.com