George H. Coolidge
George H. Coolidge, 84, of State Route 22, Peru, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at the UVM Health Network, CVPH in Plattsburgh, with his loving family by his side.
He was born in Jay, Jan. 18, 1935, the son of Henry and Rose (Pelkey) Coolidge. George enlisted in the United States Marine Corp and served his country proudly until his honorable discharge in 1955.
George worked for 36 years in the carpenters union. His career took him to projects throughout the Empire State. He retired in 1993.
He enjoyed watching old westerns, gardening, playing board games and cards, especially pinochle, and traveling. He was most fond of his trip to Amsterdam and Paris. He also traveled to Nova Scotia, Bahamas, and spent a month traveling the United States with Ginny.
Left to cherish the memory of George are, his loving wife, Virginia Rifenburgh Green Coolidge, whom he married Aug. 11, 1979; one son, George Coolidge Jr.; stepdaughters, Wanita Richardson, Anita Bonville, Bonita Durgan, Lollita Pierce and her husband, John, and Carmalita Whitney and her husband, Garry; brothers, Marty (Mary) Coolidge, and Ralph (Eveline) Coolidge; sisters, Carolyn (Robert) McKee, Violet (Mitch) Terry, Lola (Allen) Porter, Joyce (Larry) Scovill; sisters-in-law, Louise Coolidge, and Edna Coolidge; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Harold Coolidge, Fred Coolidge, and Henry Coolidge; and sister, Freida (Gerald) Giguere.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A funeral service with military honors will follow in the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.
Donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055. To offer an online condolence, share a symbolic gesture, or share a photo in memory of George Coolidge please visit
Published on January 28, 2019


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