George D. MacMillan

May 11, 2006

George D. MacMillan
U.S. Veteran

US Navy

Korean War Veteran

GEORGE D. MacMILLAN – in Winchester, May 11th. Beloved husband of Ann T. (Nowell) MacMillan. Devoted father of Ann Lombardozzi and her husband James of Salem, NH, Nancy Laurino and her husband Joseph of Reading, Carol Thompson of Winchester, Janet MacMillan of Arlington, Donald MacMillan and his wife Kathryn of LaPlata, MD, William MacMillan and his wife Silva of Arlington, David MacMillan of Winchester, Roy MacMillan and his wife Dawn of Pooler, Georgia, and Shawna and Alicia MacMillan, both of Winchester. Loving grandfather of Andrew, Joshua, James, Neil, Reanna, Suzanne, Daniel, Michael, Lauren, Michael, & Tia. A funeral service will be held at the Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church, 34 Dix Street, Winchester, on Monday, May 15th, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, will be on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester. Donations may be made in George’s memory to Special Olympics Massachusetts, P.O. Box 303, Hathorne, MA 01937.

OBITUARY:

George D. MacMillan, a longtime Winchester resident, passed away here on Thursday, May 11th, following an extended illness. He was the husband of Ann T. (Nowell) MacMillan, to whom he would have been married fifty years this August.

Born in Malden seventy-five years ago, he was the son of the late Alonzo P. and Minnie A.J. (Kenyon) MacMillan. He was educated in Malden schools and graduated from Malden Vocational School. He later earned an Associates Degree from Middlesex Community College.

A veteran of the Korean War, he served with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Antietam, the USS Coral Sea, and a fighter squadron out of the Naval Air Station in Brunswick, Maine.

Mr. MacMillan worked as a plasterer for much of his life. In later years he was also employed by Sunnyhurst Farms and Hudson Bus Lines.

In addition to raising a large family of their own, he and his wife Ann were foster parents to over 120 foster children over the years. They were never without a toddler or infant in their home. George coached Babe Ruth baseball and was always involved in the activities of his children. An advocate of fair treatment in the school system for children with disabilities and special needs, he was one of the early proponents of Chapter 766 and voiced his support for the law through Winchester Town Meetings.

Along with spending time with his family, he also enjoyed woodcarving.

In addition to his wife Ann, he leaves his children, Ann Lombardozzi and her husband James of Salem, NH, Nancy Laurino and her husband Joseph of Reading, Carol Thompson of Winchester, Janet MacMillan of Arlington, Donald MacMillan and his wife Kathryn of LaPlata, MD, William MacMillan and his wife Silva of Arlington, David MacMillan of Winchester, Roy MacMillan and his wife Dawn of Pooler, Georgia, and Shawna and Alicia MacMillan, both of Winchester. He was also the loving grandfather of Andrew, Joshua, James, Neil, Reanna, Suzanne, Daniel, Michael, Lauren, Michael, & Tia.

A funeral service will be held at the Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church, 34 Dix Street, Winchester, on Monday, May 15th, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester. Calling hours at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, will be on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in George’s memory to Special Olympics Massachusetts, P.O. Box 303, Hathorne, MA 01937.

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  1. Dan & Jen Scannell
    Cookie,
    We are so sorry to hear the news about George. He was such a caring and friendly man.
    He will be greatly missed.
    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
    Dan & Jen Scannell

  2. From: Donna & Mike Bishop
    To: The MacMillan family

    So very sorry to hear about your dad. Please accept our deepest sympathies…you’re in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
    Take care,
    love from,
    Donna,Mike and girls

  3. From: Mr & Mrs. john J. Fox
    To: the entire fsmily esp. Jim & Ann,

    sorry to learn so late about your loss, and must express my regrets for not making visiting hours or service

  4. BILL,
    SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOSS.
    OUR THOUGHTS & PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU & YOUR FAMILY.

    YOUR FRIENDS AT URGENT CARE.

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