George Verity

Born Oct. 12, 1930, to Sam and Grace Margarite Verity in Greenport, George William Verity was the beloved husband of Francis and father to two children, George and Laurene. On Jan. 31, 2018, he succumbed to congestive heart failure in the comfort of his Calverton home with his son at his side. George attended school in Greenport, working at a young age with his father on the water, crabbing and eeling. He served as a medical services specialist in the U.S. Air Force at Francis E. Warren Air Base in Cheyenne, Wyo. from 1951 to 1955. He married Francis (Nabrezny) on Dec. 4, 1954. Starting in 1956, George worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal Research Center on Plum Island until his retirement in January 1988 as an operation and maintenance mechanic. He resided in Cutchogue for 60 years prior to moving to Calverton.

George had an ability to fix, build, and create anything, which contributed to his retirement profession: yard maintenance. He was a collector of many interests and a familiar face at area yard sales along with his wife.

Preceded in death in 2004 by his wife, George is survived by his children, George (Marla) of Port Charlotte, Fla. and daughter Laurie (Gary, deceased) Chapman of Colchester, Conn.; grandsons, Kevin Chapman (Michael Sutherland) of Middletown, Conn., Michael Chapman (Ashley) of Naugatuck, Conn. and Steve Liberty of Colchester, Conn.; and great-grandchildren, Landon and Harper. He also leaves behind his beloved four-legged companion, Toby Cat.

Visitation took place Feb. 2 at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral Mass was held Feb. 3 at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church in Cutchogue.  Burial followed at Sterling Cemetery in Greenport.