George McBride Devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend, died peacefully at home on January 10, 2013 in Laurel, Mississippi.
Born July 2, 1931 in Newnan, Georgia to Helen Baker McBride and George McBride.
His father died when George was just a baby, and he and his mother returned to live with her family in Massachusetts. A few years later his mother married Arthur McLaren, from Barnet, Vermont, and the family moved there. Never was there a stronger father-son relationship. While the family moved back to Massachusetts when George was 9, his Vermont roots remained with him throughout his life.
George was a graduate of Belmont High School and the University of New Hampshire. He was a combat veteran of the Korean War in the United States Marine Corps. He married Vinalrae Hurd in January 1956.
In 1957 he went to work at the family business, the Baker School Specialty Company in Cambridge, MA. It was there that he spent his entire working life, growing the business from 7 original employees to 200 and relocating first to Acton, MA and then to Orange, MA. He retired in 1991 and he and Rae divided their time between Vermont, Massachusetts and Florida. He loved golfing, hunting, and following the annual travails of his beloved Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.
George is survived by his wife Rae and two daughters, Lisa Logan of Shelburne, Vermont and Missy Brame of Laurel, Mississippi. He was predeceased by his daughter Gina. He also leaves his sister Jean M. Low and her husband Mel, sons-in-law David Logan and Thomas Brame, and 5 grandchildren of whom he was extremely proud, Rob, Connor and Katherine Logan, and Abby and Ben Garmon. George was a great friend and mentor to many people – young, old, and in-between, and he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.
A private service will be held in Vermont at a later date. There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Comfort Care Hospice, the Laurel Animal Rescue League, or the Barnet Library in Vermont.