Caron, George

July 30th, 2011

George R. Caron, known as “Ahab” to his family and friends, age 79, of Wilmington, died peacefully on Saturday, July 30, 2011, with his family at his side.

George was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 26 1932, he was the cherished son of the late George P. and Rose (Biesiada) Caron. George grew up in Chicago and was a graduate of Craine Technical High School. George joined the United States Marine Corps. in March of 1952 during the Korean War. He received many medals and commendations for his service and was honorably discharged in March of 1955.

Following his discharge George moved to the East Coast and settled in Boston, he was a professional Rescue Diver and developed a love of the ocean and fishing. Always a fisherman at heart, George did both commercial and pleasure fishing , he was the Captain of “Reel Magic” out of Gloucester, MA. He had a true love for the ocean and enjoyed fishing for Stripper, Cod, Blue Fish, and Tuna.

George was also a long time member of the Wedeln Ski Club in North Conway, New Hampshire.

George married Regina Grant on June 26, 1970, they moved to Wilmington and started their family, blessed with a daughter, Jeanne (Caron) Kelley was born in July of 1973 and she was the apple of her father’s eye. Years later George was blessed with two grandchildren, he was very devoted to them, they were his pride and joy. George enjoyed spending time with them, attending their school events such as Strings concerts, dance recitals, and their sporting events, beaming with pride as he looked on.

George worked for Power Products/Detroit Diesel for many years before becoming a Diesel Mechanics Instructor. He taught at the North Shore Regional Technical High School and at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School in Billerica, George loved teaching, he was very proud of his students and in turn he was very respected by all. George retired in 2009 following many years of dedicated service.

In his spare time, George was an avid gardener, for over 25 years he grew Giant Pumpkins to compete in the Topsfield Fair and in recent years he also developed a love for flowers gardens.

George will be remembered for his devotion to family and friends, he had a way of making others feel welcome, and had a great sense of humor. George was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.

George was the beloved husband of Regina A. “Jean” (Grant) Caron, devoted father of Jeanne Kelley and her husband Matthew, loving “Papa” of Alexa and Brendan Kelley all of Wilmington, dear brother of Robert Caron and the late John Caron both of Chicago, IL, George is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service on Thursday, August 4th at 12:00 noon in the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte, 62), Wilmington. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday, August 3nd from 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in George’s name may St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


7 Entries in Guest Book for “Caron, George”

  1. Jim and Debbie says:

    We will miss Ahab. We love being part of his family. Our love to Jean and Jeanne, Matt, Alexa and Brendan.

  2. Richard Dewey DeLong says:

    With the passing of Ahab, you have lost a husband and loving father and I have lost a true, good friend.
    If we dwell on our loss, we will be sad and sorry for a long time. But if we think about all the good things, it won’t hurt quite as much.
    That’s my plan – remember all the fun and good times and have a smile on my face. I hope you can do the same.
    Love, Dewey

  3. David, Lori, Bryan, Lauren and Michael Mitcheroney says:

    Good-bye “Ahab” our uncle and our friend. We will all miss you. Our family has lost a very special person, it will not be the same without you.

    Your smile, your jokes and your laughter will be forever in our memory.
    Your love, forever in our hearts. You will be remembered always.

    May this lasting voyage lead you to the one that got away! Fish on!
    With love and much sadness,
    David, Lori, Bryan, Lauren and Michael

  4. Candace & Sebastian Tordonato says:

    Our condolences to all of the family. We know how much Ahab will be missed.

  5. Willie Magee says:

    Rest in peace my old friend you won’t be forgotten.
    N. ireland

  6. Tony & Debbie Catalfamo says:

    We will remember you always as “One of those friends that you are fortunate enough to have in a lifetime!” You will be in our hearts forever! Our condolences to all of Ahab’s loved ones, may time heal your pain!
    “Wound up…he got the last laugh!” Love you Ahab. Love, Tony & Debbie

  7. Jim & Carol Butler says:

    Dear Jean & Jeanne:
    I will always remember the way Ahab treated us kid’s throughout the neighborhood like a father none of us had. He was a great friend of mine which I owe so much too. I spend alot of time with my kid’s and think back to the times fishing and spending time with him and you guy’s. I will miss him and never forget what he had done for me. God bless both you and Jeanne. Semper Fi Ahab Love Jim

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