Dr. George Cytroen

August 16, 1923February 3, 2012

George Cytroen, M.D., 88, died on Friday, February 3, 2012. George was born in New York City in 1923 and was a member of the Framingham, MA community since 1951. George is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Judith Cytroen and his two children; Pamela Cytroen Chabot, Andrew Cytroen and his wife Anda, and his cherished grandchildren, Rebecca Chabot; and Samuel Cytroen; Alexander Cytroen; and, Jacob Cytroen. George graduated from Columbia College in 1944 and from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1947. George came to Boston in 1947 to be an intern at Boston City Hospital. He completed several residencies including Yale, Hartford Hospital, and Children’s Hospital Boston and was a Fellow in Medicine at the House of the Good Samaritan at Harvard Medical School. George also taught medicine at graduate and postgraduate levels at Harvard Medical School and Boston University. After completing his training in Internal Medicine, George worked at the Framingham Heart Study as part of the Public Health Service during the Korean War. In 1956, George began a private practice specializing in Internal Medicine and Cardiology in Framingham before retiring in 1996. George had remarkable diagnostic abilities and was guided by his strong desire to help people and improve the quality of their lives. He truly loved medicine and being kind to people, which was reciprocated by his devoted and appreciative patients. Throughout his 88 years, George was an incredible mentor and teacher from which he derived immense pleasure. Dr. Cytroen had a keen sense of humor and wit. He had a lifetime passion for learning. His love of languages, geography, history, people of all ages and ethnicities, astronomy, nature, math, science, the arts and travel were obvious to many. Above all, George was a loving, caring and supportive son, husband, father and grandfather, completely devoted to his family. He and Judith enjoyed attending concerts and performances, traveling, going on long walks, taking educational courses and spending time with each other, their loving children and grandchildren. A private burial was held on February 5, 2012. The family requests remembrances be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute ( and Children’s Hospital Boston ( Arrangements under the direction of Levine Chapels, Brookline, MA.


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Alan Chapman

July 28, 2013

George Cytroen was my primary care physician for more than 24 years (until his retirement). Over the years our relationship evolved from patient-doctor to one of trusted health mentor. His diagnostic skills were topnotch, but more important, his "bedside" (examining room) manner was caring, concerned and warm. He never rushed me out and always took the time to answer my questions and explain whatever I didn't understand. I was very fortunate to be one of George's patients for so long.

Chuck Delaney

February 25, 2012

Growing up with Andrew, I saw the family man side of Dr. Cytroen with his dry sense of humor and calm way of dealing with "us kids". I also knew his proffessional side as he was my Father's, Uncle's and Grandmother's Dr. and he was committed to both family and proffession.

Rita & Jerry Ellner

February 12, 2012

Judy, Our sympathy on George's passing.

Diane Chabot Pard

February 10, 2012

On behalf of the Chabot's Association, please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Citroyen and Chabot families, relatives and friends. Our prayers and thoughts are with you in this moment of painful loss...

Aldis Ansons

February 10, 2012

Dear Judy, Pam, and Andrew,
The words describing George (the civilian, retired George) were spot on! That really was the man we knew. Our sympathies with you and your families.

Kathy Hayes Bruce

February 9, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Cytroen's passing. He was a wonderful doctor and human being. He will always be remembered.

dorothy sheehan

February 9, 2012

sorry for the passing of Dr. Cytroen who went home to God last week. Was his patient when he was associated with Dr Robert Johnson in Framingham. They both were great and their patients had much respect for both of them. God bless u Dr. C, u did a great job and earned ur reward.

Sharmet, Sergio & Sophia Rivera

February 9, 2012

The body dies, but the love lives on. Love is everlasting. May your memories bring you comfort & happiness. Our deepest sympathy.

PD Blumenthal

February 9, 2012

Dr. Cytroen leaves a family to be proud of behind. His memory will forever be with us. Our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

Our Condolences,
From Israel:
Paris David Blumenthal, Judith Blumenthal and children

Irma Dutch

February 9, 2012

My sympathy.