George Lawrence

Obituary of George Lawrence

George B. Lawrence, 88, died Saturday June 23, 2018 peacefully at home, surrounded by family.He was the husband of Elsie (Baker) for 53 years.Besides his wife, he leaves sons Thomas (Jennifer), Brian (fiance Chris) and Bedford (Courtnay). He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Carolyn, Virginia, Thomas, Mary,Taylor and Reid, as well as his sister Carolyn Langevin. He was born February 10, 1930 in Sturbridge MA, son of the late Philip E. Lawrence and Frances B. Tower. He was predeceased by his brother, Edric and his granddaughter Kaitlyn Marie.

He was a graduate of Mary E. Wells High School in Southbridage, MA and was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. He became a resident of Pomfret Center, CT in 1956 and ran Lawrence Brothers Farm with his brother Edric from 1956-1987. He also owned and operated a standard bred racing stable where his father trained the horses that they raced throughout New England. He was on the Board of Directors of the Putnam Farmers Co-op for over 40 years and was also a member of the Wolf Den Grange. He was a very proud 32nd Degree Mason of the Ionic 110 Lodge, and also belonged to the Sphinx Temple Shriners.His dog Percy and his 56 Chevy pick-up were two of his favorite things. 

A calling hour will be Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove Street, Putnam, CT, followed by a memorial service, burial with Military Honors in South Cemetery, Pomfret, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607. Share a memory at

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