George Spencer Fletcher of Westford
He was married to Mrs. Deborah (Levi) Fletcher, with whom he would have celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary in April.
George was the son of the late Walter and Grace (Taylor) Fletcher. George was a graduate of Westford Academy with the class of 1951 and the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst in 1953.
He was a fourth generation dairy farmer in Westford and was the founder and operator of Fletchers Stoney Brook Acres Farm Stand.
Besides farming, George had a long career of service to the Town of Westford. He worked for the Westford Fire Department for 43 years and was the Deputy Fire Chief for over 20 of those years. He served as the Animal Control Officer, Animal Inspector, and the Sealer of Weights and Measures. He was on the original Master Plan Committee in the 1960s and served on the Highway Garage Building Committee. George served as a Westford Selectman and was a Trustee of Westford Academy.
George was also passionate about protecting Westford's environment, and served on the Westford Conservation Committee for five years. As his father before him, George served as the caretaker for East Boston Camps in Westford for 40 years and was proud to be instrumental in preserving East Boston Camps as conservation land.
George was 32nd degree Mason for over 50 years at the Caleb Butler Lodge in Ayer, MA.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Peter S. Fletcher and his partner Christopher Hartmann of Boston, MA and Robert Fletcher and his wife, Cheryl, of South Hampton, MA, three daughters, Sandra LaPrade and her partner, Randy Allmon of Grafton, MA, Janet and her husband, Michael Palermo of Nashua, NH and Lauren Fletcher of Hudson, NH, a stepson Levi Rothman and his wife Esther of Las Vegas, NV, a step daughter Sarah Rothman and her husband Nicholas Kershbaumer, of Manchester, NH, fourteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and many close family friends.
He was preceded by his siblings Roland Fletcher, Willard Fletcher, Walter Fletcher, and Charlotte (Fletcher) Stone. He is survived by his sister Barbara (Fletcher) Greenhalg of VA.
Visiting hours Tues. 3 to 7pm at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. N. CHELMSFORD, MA. A Thanksgiving for the Life of George Fletcher will be held on Sunday, March 26 at 2 p.m. at All Saints' Episcopal Church, 10 Billerica Road in Chelmsford, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Caleb Butler Masonic Lodge in Ayer, MA. Arrangements by Dolan Funeral Home 978-251-4041.