“All around great guy”


BURLINGTON — George William Wing, loving husband, devoted father and grandfather, athlete, fan, printer and all around great guy, passed away after a brief but courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

He was born and raised in Somerville, with New England family roots dating back to the early 17th century. He supported his family and provided for his children’s college education working as a master printer by trade, finishing his career as a foreman with ACME printing in Wilmington. George was a competitive athlete in his youth and remained active throughout his life. Growing up he excelled in baseball, football and basketball and was an avid rock and roll enthusiast. As an adult he enjoyed baseball, fishing, classic rock and roll and collecting memorabilia as he amassed an impressive collection of baseball cards which he had curated over many years.

George’s love of sports was shared with his three children who excelled in their own right in the Burlington sports community and on to the college level. He was their biggest fan and supporter, never missing a single game no matter the season or time of day in spite of working second or third shifts throughout most of his life. True to this dedication, family vacations usually revolved around sporting events and tournaments from AAU basketball all the way to following the Tufts Jumbo baseball team on its trip through the Southern States. However George’s greatest role came recently in his life as he welcomed four granddaughters within the last five years; Caitlin, Julia, Fiona and Caroline. All were fortunate to know him and love him as Papa. He was cherished and was invaluable and instrumental in their care.

George was the loving husband of 45 years of Ann Marie (Debrase). He was the loving father of Jamie and his wife Danielle of Norwalk, Conn., Kristy Cahill and her husband William of North Reading and Daniel of Burlington. Brother of Sandra McPhee of Medford, Ronald Wing of Burlington, the late Robert Cossette and Carol Barker. Incredibly proud grandfather of Julia and Caroline Wing and Caitlin and Fiona Cahill.

Funeral Services will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington (exit 34 off Rt. 128/95, Woburn side) on Friday, May 8 at 11 a.m. Visiting hours Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Interment in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington. Memorials in George’s name may be made to Burlington High School Athletic Booster Club.