Georgette McIntire, 95
Georgette W. (Murray) McIntire 95, of Chatham, Mass., died Monday, April 24, 2017 at Liberty Commons Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chatham. She was the wife of the late Billie Bert McIntire, who died in 1996. They had been married for 54 years.
Born in New Shoreham, R.I., Mrs. McIntire was the daughter of the late James and Marie (Youngs) Murray. She was a member of the Primitive Methodist Church. Georgette graduated from Block Island High School.
Mrs. McIntire worked in Providence during World War II, where she met Billie, who was stationed with the Navy in New London, Conn. They lived briefly in Portsmouth, NH. After the war, she lived in Parkersburg, West Virginia, before moving to Charlestown, R.I., where she lived for 45 years. During those years, she worked at Chariho High School, W.T. Grant, Sun Chemical, and Leviton. In later years, she moved to Marlborough, Mass., and Chatham, to be near family. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Charlestown, R.I. at Quonochontaug, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the American Legion Auxiliary. During her 10 years in Marlborough, she was active in the Memorial Congregational Church of Sudbury. Georgette made friends wherever she went, and she loved animals, especially dogs.
Mrs. McIntire is survived by a son, Sanford E. McIntire and his wife, Donna, of Charlestown, R.I.; two daughters, Sharon DeCarlo and her husband, Robert, of East Dennis, Mass., and Beth Lowrie and her husband, Jim of Breckinridge, Colorado; six grandchildren, Jaye Schneider, Sean McIntire, Stephen Wood, Erin Fish, and Kerry and Karl Wahl; and is lovingly known as GG to her eight great-grandchildren, Rachel and Kaylie Louis, Lauren Fish, Megan, Harrison, and Jillian Schneider, and Natalia and Luke McIntire.
A celebration of Georgette’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday May 6 in the First Baptist Church of Charlestown, R.I. at Quonochontaug, 5073 Old Post Rd, Charlestown, R.I. 02813. Interment will be private at the Island Cemetery, Block Island.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations in Georgette’s memory may be made to the Perkins Talking Book Library, 175 North Beacon Street, Watertown, Mass. 02742 www.perkins.org/library, or to the MSPCA Cape Cod, Attn: Guardian Angel Fund, 1577 Falmouth Road, Centerville, Mass. 02632, or an animal shelter of your choice.
Arrangements by Hallett Funeral Home, 273 Station Ave., South Yarmouth, MA: (508) 398-2285/www.hallettfuneralhome.com.