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George A. Pecoy 1933 - 2007.

CHICOPEE George A. Pecoy, 73, died Thursday, May 17, 2007 at Mercy Hospital Mercy Hospital or Mercy Medical Center could refer to the following hospitals in:
  • Australia
  • Werribee Mercy Hospital - Werribee, Victoria
. Born in Athol, MA, October 26, 1933 the son of the late Ernest Stephen and Dorothy Edith (Emmett) Pecoy.

He graduated from Springfield Technical High School. He was a veteran of the Korean War Korean War, conflict between Communist and non-Communist forces in Korea from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953. At the end of World War II, Korea was divided at the 38th parallel into Soviet (North Korean) and U.S. (South Korean) zones of occupation.  serving his country as Senior Staff Sergeant A Senior Staff Sergeant (abbreviation: SSS or SSSGT, Chinese: 高级警曹长) in the Singapore Police Force ranks between Staff Sergeant and Station Inspector.  in the United States Air Force United States Air Force (USAF)

Major component of the U.S. military organization, with primary responsibility for air warfare, air defense, and military space research. It also provides air services in coordination with the other military branches. U.S.
. George retired from the US Post Office with over 30 years of service, and most recently worked with his son at Kent Pecoy and Sons Construction. He was a member of the American Legion American Legion, national association of male and female war veterans, founded (1919) in Paris. Membership is open to veterans of World Wars I and II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.  in Auburn, MA.

He is survived by his sons, Kent W. Pecoy and his wife Cindy of Wilbraham and Boyd Buddy Carr of Chicopee; daughters, Beverly Rose and her husband, Michael of Springfield; Diane Hogan and her husband Shaun of Spring, TX; Cheryl Laporte and her husband, Ronald of Chicopee; son-in-law, Roland LeMay; two sisters, Charlotte Gorman and her husband Bernard and Joanne Moran, all of Springfield, MA. He also leaves behind his 17 grandchildren, Jennifer, Tanya and Andrew LeMay; Jason, Elizabeth, Joel and Jonathan Pecoy; Joshua and Matthew Laporte; Allison, Brian, and Kelly Hogan; Joshua and Leeann Rose; Michael, David, and Ashley Tromblay; three great-grandchildren, Adyson Galas, Colby Laporte, and Laura Pecoy; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Janice Belle (Swett) Pecoy in 2003; daughter, Karen LeMay in 2004; and his two brothers, Ernest and Robert Pecoy.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, May 21, 2007 at Forastiere Smith Funeral Home, 220 N. Main St., East Longmeadow East Longmeadow, town (1990 pop. 13,367), Hampden co., SW Mass., a suburb of Springfield; settled c.1740, set off from Longmeadow and inc. 1894. It is chiefly residential, with some manufacturing industries. . Burial will follow in Hillcrest Park Cemetery. Calling hours were held on Saturday, May 19th from 3-6 pm and Sunday, May 20th from 3-6 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Georges name to Mercy Medical Center Palliative Care palliative care (paˑ·lē·ā·tiv kerˑ),
n an approach to health care that is concerned primarily with attending to physical and emotional comfort rather
 Program, 299 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01102 or to the Jimmy Fund Dana Farbers Tribute Program, 1309 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02446.

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Date:May 21, 2007
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