George Robert Mitchell

George Robert Mitchell

September 11th, 1940 August 27th, 2019

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Obituary for George Robert Mitchell

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.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 | 9:00am - 12:00pm
    Gately Funeral Home
    79 W. Foster Street
    Melrose, MA
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    Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
    9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Prayer Service

    Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Gately Funeral Home
    79 W. Foster Street
    Melrose, MA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
    Rev. Shawn Allen

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Michael Robichaud

So sorry for you’re loss Judy and to his family I only knew Mitch for 7 years and I feel like I knew him my whole life just one of those 100 percent classy guy. He will be missed bye many in glen eagle.
Comment | Posted at 10:19am via Condolence

Pat Miller

So sorry for your loss. Judy, Mitch was a great guy and will be deeply missed. So happy we got to call him our friend. Pat and Frank Miller
Comment | Posted at 09:54am via Condolence

Dee L.

I would like to offer my sincere condolences for your loss. May warm hugs, kind words, fond memories of George and the strength that only the Almighty can provide help you to cope. (Philippians 4:13)
Comment | Posted at 04:37pm via Condolence

Kevin J. Burke

So sorry to hear about "Mitch" - a man of integrity and honor. We've known each other for many years though our association in the funeral business. George's professionalism helped the staff at every funeral home he assisted at to help families through the mourning process. He was hard working, loved his family and was very devoted to his wife, Judy and especially loved his late dog. George and I enjoyed many great conversations, and he was particularly knowledgeable about financial matters and I learned a lot from him. Although we we very different people, we always respected one-another and made each other laugh! I recently retired to Pompano Beach, Florida after 45 years as a free-lance licensed funeral director, and he and I spoke about spending some time together here soon, I'm saddened that won't happen. Mitch will be sincerely missed.

Your friend, Kevin J. Burke
Comment | Posted at 03:52pm via Condolence

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