George E. Wing Sr.

1931 – 2018

PERU – George E. Wing Sr., 86, of Peru passed away peacefully at his home Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, with his family by his side. He was born Nov. 20, 1931, in Dixfield, the son of Archie and Rose (Richards) Wing. George was educated in Dixfield until going to work in the woods at the age of 15 and then serving his country in the U.S. Navy as a chef on a ship during the Korean conflict. He married Jennie Downs in Mexico, Maine, in July of 1951 and worked at the paper mill in Rumford for forty years. He enjoyed working with wood, hunting, fishing, picking blueberries, and watching the Red Sox. He also continued to enjoy cooking for his family and back in the day being part of a pit crew on a race team. George was a member of the Rumford and Dixfield  American Legion posts.

He is survived by three daughters, Anita Lemay and her husband, Joe, Deborah Comeau and her husband, Alan, Annette Wing and fiancé, Steve Thomas; two sons, George E. Wing Jr. and his wife, Olga, and Leonard Wing and his wife, Sandee. Nine Grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and three-great-great grandchildren; a sister, Florence Porter; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years; a daughter, Bonita Wing-Thomas; a granddaughter,  Angela Lemay and a great-granddaughter, Elizabeth.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 at Wiles Remembrance Center 42 Weld St., Dixfield, Maine, from noon to 1 p.m., immediately followed by a funeral service at the funeral home at 1 p.m., with Rev. John Gensel officiating.  Interment will be at Demerritt Cemetery in Peru on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 11 a.m., with military honors. Friends may leave a kind word on his memory wall at

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