OBITUARY: George A. Janes, 91

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — George A. Janes, age 91, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on October 31, 2020, at Windsor Place in Wilmington.

George was born on September 9, 1929, in Everett, MA; he was the dear son of the late Alfred and Alice (Moore) Janes. George was raised in Melrose, MA and a graduate of Melrose High School High School. George went on to further his education at Northeastern University in Boston.

George was inducted as a Sergeant on April 25, 1951, with the United States Army during the Korean War. He was then commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant as he began his active duty on June 19, 1952 at Camp Gordon in Georgia. George was station overseas where he earned several commendations for his fine service including the Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, the United Nations Service Med, the Bronze Star Medal, 1 Overseas Bar, and the National Defense Medal. George was honorably discharged as a 1st Lieutenant to the U. S. Army Reserves at Ft. Devens, Mass. and returned home to his family.

George worked hard throughout the years; he was an engineer for the Telephone Company and instrumental in modernizing communications. George’s vast knowledge and pleasant personality made him quite successful.

George married his “sweetheart” Peggy White in Billerica in 1962; the couple settled in Wilmington where they raised their family. George was also very active in his new community; he was the member of the Friendship Lodge of Masons for over 50 years; volunteering his time and talents to anyone in need. George was also a very active member of the Wilmington United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir and helped with various groups and charity events throughout the years.

George will be fondly remembered as a “quiet guy”, he had an endearing personality and a great smile. George would often go out of his way to help others in need; never expecting anything in return. He was truly a “gentleman” and will forever be missed by all who knew and loved him.

George was the beloved husband of the late Margaret A. (White) Janes, “Peggy”, devoted father of Peter Janes of Wilmington and the late Deborah Caseri and her late husband Timothy of Port St. Lucie, FL, loving grandfather of Brendan Patrick Dargis and great-grandfather of Amelia Rose Dargis. Dear brother of the late John Janes, Ella Alden and Dorothy Taylor. George is also survived by his nieces Lorna Taylor of Marlborough, Keith & Leslie Taylor of Spencer,Donna Drotter of Florida, Ellen White, Jennifer Blanchette and Jonathan White all of New Hampshire, as well as several other nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Graveside Service with Military Honors on Friday, November 6th at 12:00 noon in the Veteran’s Section of Wildwood Cemetery, 233 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in George’s memory to the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St., Wilmington, MA 01887 or to the Visiting Nurse & Community Care, 37 Broadway, Suite 2, Arlington, MA 02474.

George A. Janes

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