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George C. Greenwood Jr.

d. August 18, 2023

George C. Greenwood Jr.

George C. Greenwood Jr. of Abington, formerly of Boston and Weymouth, died August 18, 2023. He is survived by his beloved wife of 17 years, Belinda (Perdue) Greenwood; his children Megan Anderson and her husband Thomas of Hanover, Sean Greenwood of Valencia, CA, and Jeremy Greenwood and his wife Laurie of Reading; his step-daughter Alicia Torres and her partner Greg Hayford of Bridgewater; his grandchildren Declan and Molly Anderson of Hanover; his seven siblings, Joe Greenwood and his wife Sandra of Plymouth, Ann Gatulis and her husband Rich of Whitman, Steve Greenwood of Weymouth, Mary Hamilton and her husband Mark of Charlton, Joan Lemay and her husband Al of Halifax, Muriel Pearl and her husband Michael of Marshfield, Tom Greenwood and his wife Lorie of Putnam, CT; and his BFF Ronald “Butchie” Reed of Weymouth. He is predeceased by his parents George Sr and Mary Greenwood of Weymouth and his wife of 28 years Kathryn Greenwood of Abington. He was also loved by many nieces, nephews, god children and friends.

 

George grew up in Boston and graduated from Boston English High School in 1961. He joined the US Army and served as a Military Police Officer at Fort Killeen, Texas from 1961 to 1964. When he returned from the Army, George continued as a dedicated civil servant working as a police officer for the town of Weymouth for over 40 years, before retiring as a Lieutenant Detective.

 

George was twice lucky in love. He met his first love Kathy in 1967 and they were married in 1969. Their daughter Megan was born in 1970, followed by their son Sean in 1972. They moved their growing family from Weymouth to Abington in 1973. With Kathy’s help and support, George received his Bachelor’s degree from Stonehill College in 1976. The birth of their son Jeremy completed the family in 1978.

 

After Kathy’s passing in 1998, George mourned her for several years until he was lucky enough to find his second love, Belinda, in 2000.  George and Belinda were married in March of 2007. Their life together was punctuated by the birth of two grandchildren, annual trips to Aruba, and the increasingly crazy football Sundays at their home. Their love story was one of dedication to one another and to their family. It was Belinda’s love and devotion, so brilliantly steadfast through the devastating darkness of George’s dementia, that allowed him to pass peacefully in the house he had called home for 50 years.

 

George loved sports. He was quite an athlete in his youth, excelling at both baseball and football. After his playing days were over, he coached all three of his children in soccer – despite never having played himself. He loved watching all of the Boston sports teams, but he especially loved the Bruins, having been a season ticket holder before the birth of his children. He also loved Notre Dame football, traveling as far as San Francisco and Dublin, Ireland to watch the team play.  Somehow, even when his sight and his coordination were failing, his love and aptitude for sports endured. On days when it was unclear how much he could see, if anything at all, he still relished getting outside and playing catch with Declan and Molly.

 

George took pleasure in the simple things. Few things made him happier than a well-made pasta bolognese or a nice cold beer on a hot day. He loved working in the yard and tending to his flowers.  He loved the beach and being by water. Whether vacationing on the cape with Kathy and the kids or spending time in Aruba with Belinda, he was at his most relaxed by the ocean. He loved his sweets, and while he almost never ordered dessert for himself, he never, ever forgot to ask the server to bring an extra spoon when others did. He finished most every day with a nice glass of Scotch or a sip of B&B along with a handful, or two, of Cheez-its or Goldfish.

 

George loved and cared for his family above all else. From an early age he was a man who did what had to be done to ensure that those he loved were taken care of.  He was a good man and will be missed by all that knew him.

 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, 4-8pm at the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, 809 Main Street South Weymouth.  A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating his life will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, August 24 at St. Bridget’s Church in Abington followed by interment at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Rockland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Old Colony Hospice (https://www.oldcolonyhospice.org/donate-today).

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Visiting Hours

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

McDonald KeohaneFuneral Home - South

809 Main Street, Weymouth, MA 02190

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Funeral Mass

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

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Burial Ceremony

Thursday, August 24, 2023

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