George W. Lufkin
George W. Lufkin, 70,
husband of Susan D. (Ingalls) Lufkin, of Essex died peacefully
Sunday March 30, 2014 in the Den Mar Nursing Home in Rockport
following a long illness.
Born in Ipswich May
25, 1943, he was the only child of the late Wendell P. and Helen
G. (Gates) Lufkin, both of Essex. George, with his wife Susan, was
the proud owner of Essex Marina, better known as “Lufkin’s Marina”,
for thirty-two years. “Lumpy”, as he was affectionately known by
most of his childhood friends, had achieved his dream of owning his
own marine business after working for Robinson Artesian Wells for
twenty-five years and Woodman’s Restaurant for eighteen years.
George also served with the Essex Fire Department, retiring after
forty-five years of service to the Town of Essex.
As a life long Essex
resident, George fell in love with the Essex River and was out on
his boat every chance he had. Before owning a marina, he took his
family down river every week during the summer and dug clams from
it’s “lovely flats”. He was very lucky to be able to make his
living in an industry that truly held his heart. When not running
his business, George could be found fishing from his boat, clamming
or cruising “down river”. He also had a love of gambling and could
be found playing cards in his shop with the “Goosefarts” on
In addition to his
wife Susan of forty-eight years he leaves his three daughters, Laura
A. Lufkin and her partner Timothy Burton of Essex, Kimberley Lufkin
Williams and her husband Donald L. Williams of Rowley, and Kate P.
Lufkin of Roslindale; ten grandchildren, Lily Lufkin Phipps of
Essex, Samuel L. Williams, McKeane A. Williams and Sarah B. Williams
all of Rowley, Alyssa Zajac of Salem, Emma Zajac, Joseph Remiersma
and Silas Remiersma all of Magnolia and Quinn Burton and Erica
Burton both of Groveland. He is also survived by his niece Bethany
Ingalls Allen and her husband Joseph of Hamilton and their children
Lindsay, Alexis and Joseph; a nephew Christopher Ingalls and his
wife Laurie of Essex and their children Christopher and Jenna. He
was the loving father of the late Sarah C. Lufkin.
The family sends
special thanks to all the staff at Den Mar Nursing Home,
particularly Nancy Hilshey, who treated him like her own father.
His funeral Service
will be held 11 am Friday, April 4 in the United Methodist Church of
Hamilton, 391 Bay Rd. Hamilton, followed by interment in the Spring
Street Cemetery, Essex. Family and friends are respectfully
welcomed. Visiting hours are Thursday 4 to 8 pm in the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. In lieu of
flowers memorial contributions in his name may be made to The Jimmy
Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 and or the Sarah
Lufkin Memorial Scholarship Fund, First Ipswich Bank, c/o Heidi
Dean, 8-10 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929.