George Farago, Jr, 80, of Bristol, passed away on Monday, August 9, 2021. He was born on December 8, 1940 in Bristol, son of the late George and Sophie (Gebrian) Farago, Sr.
After George was honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1965, he went on to become a plumber at New Departure Hyatt for 33 years and owner of Farago Plumbing and Heating. He was an avid UCONN Women’s basketball and Boston Red Sox fan and he loved attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. He was a member of many clubs including New Departure, Bristol and Terryville Fish and Game, Greater Bristol Auto club and High Riders Snowmobile club.
He enjoyed crossword puzzles, playing cards, a good game of Scrabble played strictly by the rules and helping at his longtime friend Gerry Lemieux’s annual family pig roast. Let’s not forget the 25 year traveling red vase chase. He enjoyed spending time outside in his garden and tinkering with his many “treasures”. George loved a good road trip to anywhere. His favorites included Clinton, Block Island, Punta Gorda, Nashville and most especially Newbury, VT where he built the family’s beloved camp alongside his father in 1964.
We will all miss his witty sense of humor, sassiness and being right 99% of the time. His early morning text starting at sunrise “the best part of the day” and hearing the words “Love Yous Guys”. We are sure he looked “mah-velous” skipping into heaven on his new knee “like a speeding bullet” announcing at the pearly gates “too late, I’m in!”
George is survived by his daughters and their husbands Karen and Robert Marquis; Carol and Ken Rondeau; Kathie and Mark Kehler all of Bristol; Amy and JeanPierre Dansereau of TN; and his son and his wife Alex and Misty Johndro of Bristol; grandchildren Jordan, Matthew, Kaitlyn, Zach, Kenny, Max, Emily, Hailey, Alyssa, Julia, Dylan and Eli; Former wife and good friend Dot Farago of Bristol; sister Janet Farago of Bristol; girlfriend and special companion Carol Sheffs of Southington; sister in law Carol Anderson of Plainville; nephew Don and a niece Debbie. He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Ashley.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, August 16, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. directly at St. Matthew Church, 120 Church Ave., Forestville. Family and friends are invited to the church beginning at 9:15 a.m. The family asks that you abide by all COVID protocols.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation, https://wish.org/
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