George Leo Mitchell

February 12, 1922 - October 30, 2018
George Leo Mitchell

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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

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  • November 10, 2018
    Bill and Cheryl Shumway says:
    We remember George for his easy-going and friendly manner. It was always a pleasure to chat with him. Our sympathies to your family.

  • November 16, 2018
    Donald Goudie / Brian Goudie says:
    Hello to my Aunt Lorraine , Lisa, Wayne as well as your families As we have heard of the passing of our Uncle George on behalf of my brother Brian and myself Donald we are sincerely sorry. Even thought it has made many years we have not seen our Uncle George he has been in our thoughts and on numerous occasions has come up in our conversation and stories as for our memories we remember Uncle George was a very good man, husband and father to his family. He is partly responsible for keeping my brother and myself on the straight and narrow when we were young back in Fitchburg Mass. when we would visit on occasion when he would tell us there was a JAIL down in the basement so we better watch ourselves, ( just kidding of course on his part ) but we took it seriously, actually I can still see the smile on his face when he use to say this to us,( funny how I can still remember that ). Uncle George will be missed by all, he will remain in our thoughts forever. Donald & Brian