We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Keenan Funeral Home
George P Spear, age 95, of Branford, died peacefully in his sleep at St. Raphael’s hospital on August 31st. Born on Oct. 1, 1926 in Middletown, CT. He was the son of Robert Lyndon Spear and Clara E. Hedin Spear. George was a graduate of Central Connecticut Teachers College in 1954 after taking time to serve in the Pacific toward the end of WWII.
He married Susan P. Holmes in 1955. George worked for Yale New Haven Hospital in his early years as an accountant and then for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Milford until his retirement.
George was a lover of history and enjoyed sharing stories about his past as well as the historic past. He had a servant heart and was always ready to help someone in need, even at his own expense.
He had the most beautiful tenor voice and sang with the New Haven Chorale along with his wife, and was also a soloist for Center Church on the Green in New Haven for decades. He and his wife continued to share their gift of music as members of First Congregational Church of Branford where he was a member for almost 60 years.
George is pre-deceased by his parents Robert L. Spear and Clara H Spear, a brother Robert L Spear Jr and his wife Susan H Spear. He leaves his daughter Susan E Sneathen (Dwight) of Georgia, his son William D Spear (Sarah) of Rhode Island, 4 grandchildren, Abigail Sneathen, Benjamin Sneathen, William Spear, Clara Spear, several nieces, a nephew, extended family, and many friends. We wish to share a special thanks to those who cared for George in his last years.
There will be a graveside service held at Center Cemetery in Branford on Sept. 10th at 11:00am for close family and friends. Please contact the First Congregational Church or the family for details.