George R. Sherwood, 82, of Massena

George R. Sherwood, 82, of Massena

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Massena - George R. Sherwood, 82, passed away on Thursday evening, Jan. 4, 2018 at Massena Memorial Hospital.

Friends and family may be received on Sunday, Jan. 07, 2018 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at Phillips Memorial Home in Massena.  A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, Jan. 08, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be held in the spring in Calvary Cemetery.

George was born on February 12, 1935 in Massena, the son of Harold and Pearl (Laviolette) Sherwood. He attended Madrid-Waddington Schools. He married Shirley Derochie on Aug. 22, 1953 at Sacred Heart Church in Massena.  George was employed with Chrysler Garage for 16 years, and then went to work as a mechanic at Boyce Datsun where he was a shop foreman. He then went to T.J. Toyota as a mechanic, retiring after 20 years.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree, in Massena and loved to tinker on motorcycles as a hobby. He enjoyed camping and spending time with his animals.

George is survived by his wife of 64 years, Shirley; a son, Brian and Suzanne Sherwood of Tupper Lake, NY; a step grandson, Nathan Richardson and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Harold and John Sherwood, and a sister Inez Harrington.

Memorial Contributions may be made on George’s memory to the Massena Humane Society or St. Vincent DePaul.

Arrangements are under the care of Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. Memories and online condolences may be shared with the family to

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