RUMFORD — George A. Garon, 86, of Penobscot Street, Rumford, died Monday, July 4, at Rumford Hospital.

He was born in Gorham, N.Y., Oct. 30, 1924, the son of Alonso and Blanche (Pinard) Garon and he had attended Rumford schools. George served as a private first class, U.S. Army, Company D, 289th Infantry Regiment during World War II overseas in Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe.

He worked as a mechanic at Gagnon’s garage for many years, then for the Town of Rumford. He then operated the Shell Service Station on Hancock Street for several years and then back to Gagnon’s, until retirement.

George was a communicant of St. Athanasius-St. John Church, member of Napoleon Ouellette Post No. 24, American Legion, member Robert Shand Post No. 1641, VFW and member of the Order of the Catholic Foresters. He enjoyed carpentry and had built his own home. He recently had been doing volunteer work at the Rumford Community Home.

He was married in Rumford on June 6, 1948 to Lena R. Desveaux, who died April 7, 2005 in Rumford.

Survivors include his daughter, Louise Marcelinno and husband, John, of Westbrook; sons, Charles Garon and wife, Pam, of Clovis, Calif., and Rosaire “Al” Dalbec and wife, Claudette, of Auburn, Neb.; five grandchildren, Scott Marcellino and wife, Debbie, of North Kingston, R.I., Beth McVetty of Westbrook, Darlene Mowatt and husband, Wayne, of Rumford, Dawna Guiel and husband, Roger, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Debbie Murphy and husband, Shawn, of Germany; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.

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