George Joseph Gabin

April 16, 1931January 7, 2012

Mr. George J. Gabin, of Somerville formerly of Brooklyn, NY and Rockport, MA, entered into rest January 7, 2012 at home. He was an esteemed artist and worked predominantly out of the Boston area. He was the beloved husband of Martha Stone of Somerville.

Born in Brooklyn, New York he was the son of the late Pincus & Gertrude (Scharf) Gabin.

He was the father of Nancy Gabin & Michael Morrison of Indiana, Carol G. Papagiannis of Maryland and the late Joanna Gabin. Brother of Hilda Singer of Brooklyn, NY and Florida. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Paulena Papagiannis, and Nathaniel and Katie Morrison; and his extended family.

Funeral services will be held Sunday January 8, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. in the Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 1668 Beacon Street, Brookline, Massachusetts. Interment to follow at Sharon Memorial Park.

Memorial Observance will be held following interment at his late residence.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association,1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004.


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Amy Bauman

February 3, 2012

George's spirit very much resonates in the painting of his that I admire every day. Quiet and unassuming ... but full of surprises and insights that one could appreciate over time. I regret not seeing him more often, but his work certainly speaks volumes on his behalf.

asia kepka

February 1, 2012

Dear Martha, my deepest condolences to you and Goerge's family. it was such a treat knowing you both and for a short time being your neighbor. George's work was so beautiful but it was his kind and warm personality that i will never forget. What a pleasure running into both of you at Open Studios. Sending you big hug and warm wishes,your old neighbor ,Asia.

Jen Weinstein

January 15, 2012

Love you.... so sorry for your loss... xo Jen Weinstein

Elaine MacGray Starrett

January 11, 2012

Martha, it has been such a joy to have George in my life - as friend, teacher, and guide. I will never forget all he taught me. How sad you all must be. I am sorry - so sorry.

Lisa Walker

January 10, 2012

Martha, Carol, Paulena and all those who loved George - I think of you all the time as you go through this loss - it is so hard to lose his spirit, love and creativity. I hope you will be buoyed by the wonderful memories of your times together.

Ray Brown

January 10, 2012

George was my illustration professor at the Montserrat School of Visual Art from 1972–1976. He was an inspiring teacher. He taught from the heart and soul and encouraged his students to take whatever medium we were using to the limits. He gave me encouragement and support at a critical time in my art career and I owe a great deal to him. I am saddened by his passing but joyful to know that he is alive in his paintings and in the hearts of his many students.

Ray Brown
Senior Designer/Illustrator, NASA

January 9, 2012

Dear Martha and George's Family,
George was my friend. I've lost my friend. His Brickbottom Artists Community has lost a supportive,passionate, thoughtful, friendly and kind presence. Such a handsome and gifted man!Please accept my condolences. Bob Martel

Kenneth Okine

January 9, 2012

Carol, please accept my deepest condolescences for your loss. I will be praying that you and your family are comforted as you mourn.

Chansonette Buck

January 9, 2012

beautiful man. beautiful soul. brilliant artist. inspired and inspiring teacher. george will always live in my heart. my deepest condolences to you, martha, and to all who knew and loved him.

Jessica Grace Brooks

January 8, 2012

George, There are no words great enough to describe how inspirational you were as a teacher. I will never forget you & I promise to keep all that u taught me close to my heart.