- George Edward Lufkin, 99, of Old Town, passed away peacefully, September 2, 2016. George was born in Woodland, April 5, 1917, the son of the late Edward and Annie (Nelson) Lufkin. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Miles Gerald Lufkin and Gene Leroy Lufkin; and a son-in-law, James Boyd Farrer.
George attended school in LaGrange, joined the Army in 1936, serving in Panama as part of the Infantry Branch as a Corporal. He was later drafted back into the Army in 1942 and joined the Army Core of Engineers - A342nd. He served his country for 38 months during World War II. He was honorably discharged on June 21, 1945 receiving many campaign ribbons and awards. He was self-employed his whole life, doing various jobs such as a lumberman, owned a chicken farm and a general store. He settled in Alton in 1973 after retiring. Known as Papa by most, he will be sorely missed. He was a sweet, loving man, who spent his final years enjoying his time reading the paper, watching the news and just talking with friends and family. He loved to reminisce.
He is survived by his loving wife of 74 years, Mildred (Plourde) Lufkin of Old Town; his three children, Galen Lufkin of New York, Dianna (Lufkin) Farrer of Hudson, NH, and Russell Lufkin and his wife, Linda, of Holden, Maine; his nine grandchildren, Kenneth Lufkin and his wife, Diane, Steve Lufkin and his wife, Linda, John Lufkin, Michael Lufkin, John Farrer and his wife, Paula, Jayson Farrer and his wife, Danielle, Jennifer Lavoie and her husband, Steve, Angela Lufkin and Allison Ford and her husband, William; and his great-grandchildren, Timothy Lufkin, Amanda Lufkin, Nathan Farrer, Zachary Farrer, Jacob Farrer, Magdalyn Lavoie, Campbell Lavoie, Maison Farrer, James Farrer and Ella Bea Ford. He also has one great-great-grandson.
Friends and family will gather 9-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at the Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at Parish of the Resurrection, Holy Family Church, Old Town. Burial with full military honors will be at Alton Cemetery, Alton. All are invited to return to the Holy Family Parish Center for a light luncheon and continued fellowship.