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“Thank you, George, for your friendship and camaraderie on and off the softball field. Teammate or opponent, we were always friends at the end of the...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: John Darack - Wayland, MA

“As you remember your love one, as God heals your broken hearts (Psalm 147:3), may your cherished memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength to...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“George had wisdom and a droll wit. Being a Park Ranger was something he did part-time in his retirement and yet he brought to it a remarkable energy...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Lou Sideris - Sedona, AZ

“I was fortunate enough to have George as the first Ranger I worked with my very first days as a volunteer at Minute Man National Historic Park. He...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Howard Helfman - Concord, MA

“George took very good care of me in the early 1990s at Marlborough Hospital where I underwent cancer surgery. A fine gentleman. He will be missed. ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Phil Martel - Shrewsbury, MA

“So sorry to hear about George. Wonderful individual, kind, good hearted, loving husband, father, and grandfather. He will be truly missed. ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: Bill and Carla Dougherty - MA


7 of 20 | Posted by: Bill and Carla Dougherty - MA

“I met George while working at Minute Man NHP. It was a great pleasure to know and work with him. He always brought a smile to my face and those of...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Jess Liptak - Kearneysville, WV

“I played softball with and against George for many years. Most important, I got to know this wonderful man and fellow BU graduate. In the many...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: john stewart - newton, MA

“There wasn't a finer man on or off a softball field. Terrible loss for all of those he touched! ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Gene Oreszak - Framingham, MA

“George was one of the classes persons I have ever known and that which God had put on this good earth. In addition to having a great sense of humor...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Jim Thompson - KENNEBUNK, ME

“Dear family and friends of George ChanGeorge was one of the very first people I met on the first day of my time as Superintendent at Minute Man...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: NANCY NELSON - CONCORD, MA

“Friendly and admirable softball teammate. Many a time I'd drive by the Cochituate softball fields late in the afternoon, with no games going on, and...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Jim Boice - Amherst, MA - Friend

“Played softball with him since 2008, traveled to Cuba with him as well, on a softball trip. What a great guy, great team-mate, fun to travel with,...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Glenn Shambroom - Natick, MA

“He was a good man, and funny and a great guy to be aroud. My he rest in peace and that Donna my thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: GLENN BECK - HUDSON, MA

“Loved your talks George. Hope you wow St. Peter. ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Steven Neth - Templeton, MA

“I salute you George, good buddy, compatriot, old friend.We spent many hours greeting visitors as Park Rangers at Minuteman National Park, shared...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Charlie Price - Lexington, MI

“I never knew him as George but rather as Keye, a family nickname given to him like the name Bingy given to me. I was only five years old when he...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Ralph Chin - Manchester Township, NJ

“Dear Donna and family,I will never forget the walks George had with Donna through our neighborhood. Side by side and loving life together. You two...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Nancy Leonard - Marlborough, MA

“I loved George's sense of humor, we shared many laughs. He was such a gentleman. He noticed one of my tires was soft, he not only made sure I knew...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Maria Cole - MA - Coworker


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George P. Chan, 85, of Marlborough, MA, died Monday, June 10, 2019 at MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham, MA.
Born and raised in Marlborough, he was the son of the late George and Helen (Chen) Chan and the husband of Donna (Girouard) Chan.
George proudly served in the US Navy, USNR and the US Air Force Reserve retiring with the rank of Captain. He then graduated from Boston University followed by McLean Hospital School of Nursing and Mass Memorial Anesthesia Program. He enjoyed a long career as a member of the Marlborough and St. Vincent Hospitals Anesthesia Staff.
Following his retirement, he became a member of the National Park Service at Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord, MA where he served as a Seasonal Interpretive Ranger.
Besides his wife, George is survived by his children, Michael Chan of Scroggins, Texas, Brian Chan and his wife Lynn of Jardine, Montana, Kevin Chan of Marlborough MA, and LeeAnne Combs of Boston, MA as well as his grandchildren, Ryan Combs and his wife Tatiana, Peter Combs and Brandon Chan and his great-grandchildren, Nico and Abrianna. He was also the brother of the late Edna Wilson and Eleanor Chan.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019 from 5-7 at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 18 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Matthias Church, 409 Hemenway St., Marlborough, MA.
Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Beach St., Marlborough, MA.