Clifton E. George

HANCOCK — Clifton E. George of Hancock died Dec. 19, 2010, of leukemia in Rye, N.H., at the home of his da.ughter, Wendy McKay, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 20, 1931, in Haverhill, Mass.


He is survived by the love of his life, Margaret “Mardi” W. Thompson; three daughters, Ginny Lee Garland; Wendy H. McKay and her husband, Jay McKay; and Diane E. George; his brother, Bill George; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and numerous wonderful friends.

Clif lived life to the fullest, having many adventures based on his love of Maine’s Northwoods and the seacoasts of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Before his death, Clif told friends and family that he had done everything in life he wanted to do. He was a graduate of Governor Dummer Academy in Massachusetts and attended the University of Maine, Orono. His extensive business career included 17 years in the life insurance business. He was a life member of The Million Dollar Roundtable. He was the founding partner of the Cedardale Indoor Tennis and Racquetball and Health Club in Haverhill, Mass., where he was president of and head tennis pro. Clif maintained a lobster license for 50 years, both as an avocation and commercially in Massachusetts and Maine. He also owned and operated Little River Lobster Co. in East Boothbay from 1986 to 1989. In 1979, he purchased six log cabins on Tea Pond in Eustis where he operated sporting camps until 1990. He owned and operated Penobscot Lake Lodge from 1990 to 1995. In 2000, Clif and Mardi purchased Pleasant Point Wilderness Camps south of Maine’s Baxter State Park, while continuing to lobster fish together on Frenchman Bay in Hancock.

Future celebrations of his life will follow in Rye, N.H., and Hancock. Friends and family will be notified. Please visit the website to make donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in his honor or donate to a Hospice program in your area.

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