George C. Benner

May 10, 1948 - April 12, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Service Date:

A Graveside Service with military honors will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Alfred.

George C. Benner, 70, of Waterboro, passed away on April 12, 2019, at Seal Rock Nursing Home in Saco.

George was born on May 10, 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts the son of Lloyd F. and Elsie K. (Clark) Benner.

George graduated from Portland High School with the Class of 1966. He served in the United States Navy from 1967 – 1971 and continued to serve in the US Navy Reserves until 1973. George worked as a sheet metal mechanic at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for many years and was the President of the Portsmouth Federal Employees Metal Trades Council, AFL- CIO. He retired from the Yard in 1999 and finished his working career with the U.S. Postal Service.

George’s hobbies and interests included bird watching, gardening and being outdoors. He especially enjoyed spending time with Eddie Gutierrez and going deer hunting. George enjoyed fly fishing at Baxter State Park and spoiling his beloved dog and cats. George was content to visit with his longtime friends and open to making new ones. For those of us who knew and loved George; he was known for his collection of hats and his dry sense of humor. He will be missed by his family and close friends.

He is survived by his sisters, Amy Hodgkins, Jackie Gutierrez, Jeanne Romanow and Josie Hunter. George is also survived by his one true love of 20 years, Heidi Reed, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents.

A Graveside Service with military honors will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Evergreen Cemetery in Alfred.

With George’s love of animals, please consider donating to the Animal Welfare Society, P.O. Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.

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