George Robert Mitchell of Lynnfield, formerly of Revere and Naples, Florida passed away on Tuesday, August 27th at the Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers. He was 78 years old. Devoted husband of Judith A. “Judy” (Tracia) Mitchell for 33 years. Loving father of Richard Mitchell and his wife Tammy of New Hampshire, Joey Catanzariti and his wife Michele, also of New Hampshire and Carmen Catanzariti and his wife Caroline of Saugus. Proud papa of six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. “Bob” was the loving brother of Maryjane Savage and her husband John of Weymouth and the late Barbara Dias and Donnie Mitchell. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Born in Brighton, Massachusetts on September 11, 1940, Mitch was employed as a diesel mechanic at Exxon for many years before working as a dress man and limo driver for many local funeral homes in the Boston area, especially the Gately Funeral Home in Melrose where Mitch was known for his larger than life personality helping many grieving families on the day of their loved one’s funeral.
“Mitch” enjoyed a good meal, his corvette and motorcycle and any and all dogs but mostly his beloved late Rottweiler “Diablo.”
A visitation will be held in the Gately Funeral Home 79 West Foster St., Melrose on Wednesday, September 4th from 9:00-12:00 before a celebration of Mitch’s life at noontime. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Interment is private.