PORT ORANGE, FL — George A. Chadwick, Sr., affectionately known as “Grampy”, passed away January 30, 2020 at the age of 83.
Born in Lawrence, MA to Francis and Ida Chadwick, George graduated from Johnson High School in 1954 before becoming an Airman First Class in the United States Air Force, and earning his bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Boston University in 1959. He and his late wife, Shirley, built their home in Windham, NH and raised their family there. George retired at the age of 51, after 26 years with Raytheon Defense Contractors in Bedford, MA, where he assisted with the testing of the Tomahawk missile program using the knowledge and experience he gained from over 10 years with AVCO Aeronautics based out of Wilmington, MA. After Shirley’s passing in 2001, George relocated to the Port Orange, FL area the following year. Finding friends and support wherever he went, George greatly enjoyed fishing and golfing, having joined the Crane Lakes Men’s Golf Association. A tinkerer at heart, he also created countless gifts for his loved ones, especially his grandchildren, in his woodworking workshop. But perhaps what he enjoyed the most was traveling, camping, and RV’ing.
George will be remembered fondly by his partner, Deborah O’Neill, children: George A. (Robyn) Chadwick, Jr. of Derry, NH, Cheryl (Dennis) Bourque of Laconia, NH, Bonnie (Sam) Adolt of Windham, NH and son-in-law, Tony Forgetta. “Grampy” will also be missed by his 9 grandchildren: Matthew, Kristen, Connor, Naomi, Shayne, Leeten, Graham, Megan, and Kayleigh and 4 great-grandchildren: Kali, Logan, Rowen, and Bode. In addition to his parents, Francis and Ida, and late wife, Shirley, George was predeceased by his brother, Raymond Chadwick who is survived by his wife Carolyn, and daughter, Sharon Forgetta.
A private graveside service will be held in Windham, NH.
The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to those who cared for George at Halifax Health Daytona and Halifax Health Hospice – Port Orange. Due to their kindness and comfort, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, you please donate to one of the two organizations in George’s memory and honor.
(NOTE: The above obituary is from Shannon Maloney Funeral Home.)
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