Graton – George A. Turpin Sr., 94, of Grafton passed away peacefully on April 12, 2022 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Nancy (Carroll) Turpin in 2013.
George is survived by his six children, Deborah Duval and her husband Don of Grafton, Pamela Bellino of Grafton, George Turpin Jr. of Grafton, Nancy D’Auteuil of Grafton, Jodi Nicalek and her husband Tom of Grafton and Mandy Maynard of Grafton . He also leaves 13 grandchildren, Stephen, Tim, Tiffany, Anthony, Kristyn, Nick, Kaylah, Hayley, Shelbe, Thomas, Matthew, Jake, Maddison and 10 great-grandchildren. Additionally, he is also survived by his brother Raymond Turpin of East Brookfield, several nieces, nephews and cousins. George was also predeceased by his brothers Earl, John and his sisters Lorraine, Stella and his granddaughter Pier Marie.
George was born in Worcester, the son of the late Viola (Acker) and Ashton Turpin. He grew up in Worcester and moved to Grafton in 1959 where he built his own home with his late wife Nancy. George was a United States Navy and United States Army veteran and served in both World War II and the Korean War.
George was a truck driver and proud member of Teamsters Local 170 for over 60 years. He owned and operated Turpin Family Real Estate for several years, the Bancroft Sandwich Shop with his wife Nancy, and several investment properties throughout the city of Worcester.
George was a member of the East Side Improvement Club on Shrewsbury Street, Worcester and served on several community boards for the Worcester Housing Authority, the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and the Bridge of Central Massachusetts.
George was very proud of his family and friends and enjoyed spending his summers vacationing at Orchard Beach, Maine.
Special thanks to Gretchen Jordan who helped care for George during his final months, his wishes were to stay home in the house he and his wife Nancy built and his patience and kindness helped make this possible .
All are invited to call time for George on Monday, April 18 from 4-7 p.m. at the Roney Funeral Home 152 Worcester St. in North Grafton. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 19 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. He will then be buried with military honors at Pine Grove Cemetery in North Grafton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central Community Branch YMCA 766 Main Street Worcester, MA.
A memory book to share a message with George’s family is available online at www.roneyfuneralhome.