George Louis Viscarelli

LEWISTON – It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of our Dad, George Louis Viscarelli, on Dec. 22, 2021. Dad was born to Louis and BeaGina Viscarelli on July 21, 1948 in Jersey City, N.J. His family moved to Bay Shore, Long Island, N.Y. when he was 6 years old.

He graduated from Bay Shore High School in 1966, but not before he met our mom Susan Fortunato in the high school halls. They married on Sept. 19, 1970. Dad also served in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne as a paratrooper.

Mom and Dad moved to Maine in 1974, and the three of us followed. Dad worked as a plumber/pipefitter for 33 years at S.D. Warren/Sappi Fine Paper, retiring in 2010. During these years he coached Little League and Babe Ruth for eight years and Waterville Youth Hockey.

During this time, Mom and Dad developed a love for boating, first on lakes then on the Kennebec River. Dad loved taking the boat to Boothbay Harbor, Wiscasset and Round Pond. After Dad’s retirement, they sold the boat and purchased a 5th wheel camper and soon after he and Mom traveled across the country twice and camped in many places throughout Maine. Cupsuptic Campground in Oquossoc was their all-time favorite.

Dad was a 10-year member of the NRA and took much pride in competitive shooting. He was also a member of the Androscoggin Gun Club for the last three years and would enjoy trap shooting once a week with his buddies. Dad always enjoyed the outdoors and was able to live out one of his lifelong dreams of fly fishing on the Arkansas, North Platt and Gunnison Rivers in Colorado with his son Michael.

Dad is survived by his lifelong sweetheart, Susan and their dog Bella; his children Janine Giroux of Turner, her children Declan and Delaney and their father Ryan Giroux of Greene, Elisa Viscarelli and her partner Brian Ouellette of Auburn and Elisa’s daughter Sophia Rancourt, Michael and Tara Viscarelli of Nathrop, Colo. and their children Luca and Vinn; his mother-in-law Jaqueline Fortunato, brother-in-law and their wives, James and Beth Fortunato, Richard and Joyce Fortunato, Michael and Cathy Fortunato, Chris and Beckee Fortunato; and many nieces and nephews. Dad was predeceased by his parents and his father-in-law James Fortunato Sr. and many aunts and uncles. Dad had many friends but is survived by his good buddy Ronnie Dionne of Brunswick.

A celebration of life will be held in Dad’s honor in the spring. Dad’s ashes will be spread in the Sasanoa River in Georgetown, Maine.

In lieu of flowers,

the family would like donations made to:

Androscoggin Humane Society

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