George. S. Maxcey, Sr age 82 of Oldsmar, FL, formerly of Newton and Rochester Mass, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 17, 2021.
George was born on Feb. 21, 1939, son of Walter S. Maxcey and Ann Maxcey MacDougall and step son of Hector MacDougall. Beloved husband for 54 years to Kathleen Sylvia Maxcey. Devoted Father to Kristine Maxcey Greer and her spouse Christopher Greer of Westport, CT. and father to George Maxcey, Jr and his spouse Rosie Leonard Maxcey of Clearwater, FL. Loving grandfather to Kassidy and Kevin Greer of Westport, CT. Dear brother to the late Harriette Maxcey and step brother to Mary MacNeil of Nova Scotia, Canada and the late James MacDougall of Albany, NY.
George graduated from Newton North High School, Newton, where he excelled in football and baseball. He attended American International College in Springfield where he played football. He continued his love of football by playing as a semi-pro football player.
He joined the Army and proudly served in the 101st Airborne Division. He was honorably discharged and went on to teach physical education at the Rodman Job Corp in New Bedford. After two years working for the Job Corp he joined the Newton Police Department as a patrolman. George served the City of Newton for 35 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, a volunteer Pop Warner football coach, and a scuba diver for the Newton Police Department.
After retirement he worked for 15 years as a groundskeeper for the Pequoy Brook Golf Course in Lakeville.
George was an amazing person. He was an excellent cook, a meticulous gardener, a talented carpenter, and a handyman. He could fix just about anything and his projects were always completed with care and precision.
He will be missed by family and his many friends.
Memorial gathering Sunday, Nov. 7 from 2-4pm at the Magni Funeral Home, 365 Watertown St., Newton. Funeral Mass Monday, Nov. 8 at 10:30 am in Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington St, Newton. Burial of his ashes to follow at 2 pm at MA National Cemetery, Bourne (Cape Cod)