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George English

June 18, 1937 — March 13, 2024

Torrington, Connecticut

George A. English, 86, of Torrington, CT, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was the husband of the late Mary (Blandino) English. George was born June 18, 1937 in Winsted, CT, son of the late James and Sarah (Cannavo) English.

George graduated from The Gilbert School and joined the U.S. Naval Reserve. Upon his discharge from the Navy, he began working at the Torrington Manufacturing Company while attending the University of Hartford, graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. George went on to work for over 30 years in the engineering field at Torin Corporation, Nidec Corporation, and later at Bicron Electronics. He obtained several patents in the mechanical manufacturing industry.

George and Mary built their primary home in Torrington and a second home in Chatham, MA with the help of Mary’s parents Fred and Elsie Blandino, George’s parents James and Sarah English, George’s Uncle Tony Cannavo, Mary’s godfather Edward Buzzi, and many family friends. 

After retirement, George bought an Appaloosa horse and enjoyed trail riding and local Western riding competitions. He took several trips out West to do back-country horse trail riding with friends.

George is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth and husband Sandro Bortolon, his granddaughter Olivia Bortolon all of Canton, his son Christopher and wife Josie English of Winsted, and a brother James and wife Loretta English of Granby. George was predeceased by his wife Mary Blandino English and his sister Mary Mastrobattista.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2024, with the cortege leaving at 9:30 a.m. from Cook Funeral Home, 82 Litchfield St., Torrington, CT, to St. Peter Church (St. John Paul the Great Parish), 99 East Main St., Torrington, CT for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m.  Burial will follow at St. Peter Cemetery.  Calling hours will be held on Friday, April 12, 2024, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Cook Funeral Home. 

The family kindly requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Tunnels for Towers or CT Humane Society.

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