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George O Pendleton

March 21, 1925 ~ December 30, 2021 (age 96)


Fitchburg-George O. Pendleton, 96, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 30, 2021 in Apple Valley Healthcare, Ayer after a period of declining health.

   George was born in Bristol, RI on March 21 1925 a son of the late Charles and Mary Jane (MacLeod) Pendleton.  His beloved wife of 45 years, Martha L. (Hunt) Pendleton predeceased him in 1991. 

   George is survived by two children, William H. Pendleton and his wife Sherry of New Bern, NC and Karen A. Zitnay of Richland, NC; his long-time companion and friend, Dorothy Ledger of Fitchburg; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Besides his wife, George was predeceased by one son; David B. Pendleton; two sisters and three brothers.

   George worked for many years at Pratt Whitney as a purchaser.  He was a volunteer firefighter in Bristol, RI and North Haven, CT for over 44 years.  He was a proud United States Navy Veteran, serving his country during WWII.  George was also a long-time member of the American Legion Post 134 of Alfred, Maine.

   Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 from 3-5pm in the Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli and the Fitchburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes, 243 Water St., Fitchburg.  His funeral will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2022 from the funeral home with a Mass at 10AM in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 84 Salem St. Fitchburg.  Burial with Military Honors will be held on Friday, January 7, 2022 in New Center Cemetery, North Haven, CT.

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John F. Masciarelli, James M. Hebert and Terresa Shea, Funeral Directors.

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January 5, 2022

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli and the Fitchburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes
243 Water Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420

Funeral Mass
January 6, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Church (Salem Street, Fitchburg)

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