Obituary: George J. Lemelin

George J. Lemelin, 92, of Lake Luzerne, N.Y., passed away peacefully at his home on June 8, 2019.

Born on August 23, 1926, in Berlin, N.H., he was the son of the late Sylvio and Germaine (Larochelle) Lemelin. He was a graduate of Gorham High School. He proudly serviced in the Navy during World War II aboard the USS Indiana BB58 LST 377, Golf Port Mississippi, and earned the World War II Victory Medal, American Area Medal and Asiatic Pacific Medal.

He moved to Corinth in 1947. He married the loved of his life, Joyce Jiguere on July 1, 1950, at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Corinth.

George worked at International Paper in Corinth as an electrician for 42 years prior to his retirement in 1988.

He was a member of the Quarter Century Club of the mill. He was a hard-working man who enjoyed building things, listening to music, dancing with his wife, family vacations and his fruit trees. His greatest joy came from his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents; a son, Bruce Lemelin Sr; a brother, Richard Allen; a sister, Cecil Lemelin; and son-in-law, Matthew Starzac.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Joyce Lemelin; his children, Michele (Herb) Levin, Lori (Richard) Pike, Curtis (Donna) Lemelin, Nancy (Stephen) Brown, Brian (Hazel) Lemelin, Collette (Mark) Whitney, Mary (John) Shippee, Renee (Adam) Hala and Nicole Starzac; daughter-in law, Pamela Lemelin; 24 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Pauline Bilodeau, Collette Porriclellon and Sandra Dolron; three brothers, Paul Lemelin and wife Kathy, Robert Lemelin and wife Francis, and Sylvio Lemelin and wife Rita; several nephews and nieces.

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