In memory of
George E. Whitty
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In memory of
George E. Whitty
George Edward Whitty of Suffield, age 81, died on Monday, October 10, 2016 at Kindred Country Estates Rehab in Agawam, MA. He was the husband of Gloria A. Leduc-Whitty, and the son of the late Catherine Cronin Whitty and Walter George Whitty, Jr. George was born in Hartford on August 3, 1935. He grew up in the Frog Hollow section of the city. In addition to Hartford, he lived in East Hartford, Enfield, North Granby, and Poquonock section of Windsor in 1987. In 2006 he relocated to Suffield. He leaves a daughter, Nancy Anne Amodio, and sons Mark David Whitty and his fiancé Laurie Mezzetti, George Edward Whitty, Jr. and his wife Judith, and Jonathan Whitty. He also leaves grandchildren - Michael Amodio and his wife Megan and Amanda Lee Whitty; and his great granddaughter Mackenzie Stone; his son Michael George Whitty who died at the age of 18 on July 26, 1980. He was also predeceased by his brother Robert Thomas Whitty who died August 13, 2003. George graduated from the Immaculate Conception Grammar School in 1949, and Hartford Public High School in 1953. He attended Trinity College in Hartford. He earned his bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from the University of Hartford in 1968. He received his Master of Business Administration degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1985. George was employed by Hamilton Standard Division of United Technologies for more than thirty-five years, working in Engineering, Manufacturing and Information Systems. He retired in 1992. While living in North Granby, George served on the Board of Directors of the Marquis of Granby Junior Ancient Fyfe and Drum Corps - as Business Manager, and later as Treasurer. He also served as bus driver. He taught religious education classes at St. Therese Church in Granby and St Joseph Church in Poquonock. He was a Meals-on-Wheels volunteer for Windsor Senior Services. George was an avid gardener, and had a life-long interest in Meteorology. He enjoyed UConn basketball, both the men and the women. After retirement, he developed a keen interest in Genealogy. He researched the ancestry of both his parents, and was the author of a Whitty Family History. He volunteered as a librarian in the Genealogical Library at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints in Bloomfield. George was particularly proud of his Irish heritage. He enjoyed visiting his first cousins and their families in Ireland. As a teenager he and his brother visited members of his mother's extended family that immigrated from Ireland to Wyoming and became sheep ranchers. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, October 15 at St. Joseph Church, 1747 Poquonock Ave Windsor, followed by burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Poquonock. In lieu of flowers please make a memorial donation to the Suffield Emergency Aid Assoc. 450 South St. Suffield, CT 06078 or the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 710 West 168th St., New York, NY 10032. For online condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com
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