Pomfret Center – George R. Morrarty, 74, of Drown Rd, died Wednesday evening, April 15, 2015, in the Pierce Baptist Home. He was the loving husband of Mary Ellen (Chase) Morrarty. Born in Danielson, he was the son of the late Harold and Florence (Lathrop) Morrarty. George was a proud Veteran serving with the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict.
Mr. Morrarty worked as a maintenance worker for The Rectory School until his retirement, prior to that he was the owner and operator of Pomfret General Repair.
George was a member of the Pomfret Volunteer Fire Department serving as both the Assistant Fire Chief and Fire Marshall and a Pomfret Constable. George was also a member of the Abington Antique Iron Club. He enjoyed attending local fairs showing off his “one lunger” engines but, above all he cherished the quality time that he spend with his family and friends.
George is survived by his wife Mary Ellen Morrarty; his two sons Timothy Morrarty and his wife Melissa of Pomfret Center and Thomas Morrarty and his longtime companion Karen Sandoval-Dragon of Manchester; two step sons Mark Cristofori of Woodstock and Sean Cristofori of Pomfret; a step daughter Susanne Cristofori of FL; a sister Marien Sanso of Killingworth; six grandchildren Matthew Morrarty, Bradley Belanger, Kayla Belanger, Nicole Cristofori, Alexander Cristofori, and Mithchell Cristofori; a great granddaughter Allison Morrarty; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers Elwin “Harold” Morrarty and Stanley Morrarty, and a sister Beverly Bartlett.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with George’s family from 5:00 to 8:00pm on Monday, April 20, 2015, in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A service will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday, April 21,2015, at 11:00am. Burial will follow in Abington Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Hope Lodge, 7 Oak St., Worcester, MA 01609 or the Deary Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 688, Danielson, CT 06239. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.