George Leo Mitchell, 96, of Wilmington, NC, formerly of Fitchburg, MA, died on October 30, 2018 at The Commons at Brightmore. He was born on February 12, 1922 to the late George C. Mitchell and Elizabeth Mohan Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and honorably served during WWII. He retired from Fitchburg Paper Company after 30 years. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed the Patriots and Red Sox – and most of all loved his family. Over the years, he and his wife travelled extensively in the U.S. and abroad. After retirement, they escaped the cold winters and were Florida snowbirds for more than 20 years.
George is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Lorraine Poirier Mitchell. He also leaves his son Wayne Mitchell and his wife Diane of Myrtle Beach, SC and his daughter, Lisa Shumway and her husband Daniel of Leland, NC.
He enjoyed spending time with his four grandchildren, Kathryn Pyle and her husband Brian of Dobbs Ferry, NY; Bethany Mitchell of Franklin, MA; Laura Veling and her husband, Ian of Garner, NC; and Ryan Shumway of Manchester, NH. In addition, he has been blessed with seven great grandchildren, Liam and Sylvie Pyle, Elise and Benjamin Plante, and Camden, Linden and Hayden Veling. George was pre-deceased by his brothers Hugh, Lawrence, Joseph and his sisters, Mary, Gertrude and Mildred. He also leaves behind many loved nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11am on Nov.19th at Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 41st St., Wilmington. Visitation will be held one hour prior to memorial.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington NC 28403 910.791.9099