Winchendon-George E. Ares, 85 of Winchendon, died peacefully at home on March 15, 2021 after a long illness.
George was born on December 27, 1935 son of the late Oliva E. and Eleanor G. (Lashua) Ares. He married his beloved wife Henriette (Tardiff) Ares on February 2, 1957. After proudly serving in the United States Army during the Korean War, George and Henriette settled in Winchendon where they raised their family. Henriette passed away in 2015 but George continued to live in the cherished family home.
George began working at George B. Bent Company in Gardner and at the age of 74, he retired from the Nichols and Stone Furniture Factory. He served as chairman for the Winchendon Finance Committee for many years. He loved driving up to Maine and walking the Marginal Way with Henriette any chance they could. George also loved wood working and could fix anything that needed repair.
George will be lovingly remembered by his family, Scott Ares and his wife Deb of Lunenburg, Donna Duffy and her husband Ted of Arlington, MA, Gail Laraba and her husband Steve of Winchendon, Nichole Ausfresser and her husband Gabe, Monique Poitras and her husband Scott, Thomas Wever and Matthew Wever.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours from 10-11AM on Friday March 19, 2021 in the Westminster Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes, 123 Main St. Westminster. His funeral Mass will follow in St. Edward the Confessor Church, 10 Church St. Westminster at 11:30AM. Burial with Military Honors will be held in the Spring. Please note masks must be worn in the funeral home and Church and all social distancing guidelines must be followed. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks memorial contributions be made to the Care Central VNA and Hospice, 34 Pearly Lane, Gardner, MA 01440.
The Westminster Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes, is honored to be directing George’s arrangements. To leave an online condolence for the family or to plant a tree in George’s memory, please visit our website at www.masciarellifamilyfuneralhomes.net.
John F. Masciarelli, James M. Hebert and Oliva L. Willett, funeral directors.
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