George Williamson

Our beloved George Harold Williamson passed away peacefully at his home in Greenwich, CT Tuesday afternoon March 26th with his wife, Sue Ann, at his side. George will be lovingly missed by his sons Jesse and Thomas Williamson, his daughter Emily Williamson Friedman and her husband, Ethan Friedman, his step-daughters, Vaughn Massey and Lee Massey Heekin, her husband Jim Heekin and his grandchildren, James and Gray Heekin. He was born April 2, 1945 in Rock Island, IL. He was a graduate of Iowa State University and The Wharton School of Business. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served at staff headquarters in Long Binh. His banking career began at Chase Manhattan in 1971 and concluded at JP Morgan Chase where he managed Traders of US Treasury securities in New York, London, and Japan. Following his 30 years in the financial markets, George made an unusual career shift. He returned to school and received a degree in Physical Therapy from New York University. Most recently he worked with patients at The Rusk Institute and as a therapist in a private rehabilitation facility in NYC. He found it rewarding to be able to help others in a tangible way. George lived for many years in Montclair, NJ, and Bridgehampton, NY, where he and his first wife, Patience Halsey Sherman, raised their three children. Many of his life-long friendships were developed in those communities. Since 2004 George has lived in Greenwich, CT. with his wife, Sue Ann Massey Williamson. He was an active member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church where he was treasurer for three years, and he especially enjoyed being a part of their magnificent choir. During their summers George and Sue Ann gathered family and friends together in the Adirondacks. Until 2 ½ weeks ago George could be found every morning at six a.m. in the Fitness Center, an important part of his regimen in his battle against pancreatic cancer. George was an honored family patriarch to his many nieces and nephews from the extended Williamson clan. His 94-year-old mother, Martha, of Sun City, AZ preceded him in death earlier the same day. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 7th at 2:00pm at St. Barnabas Church in Greenwich, CT. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the music program at St. Barnabas Church or to the Home Hospice program at Greenwich Hospital.


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Ruth Coffin Baxter

October 26, 2013

I was sad to learn of George's death at our 50th RIHS Class Reunion last weekend. He was such a fun, friendly guy. I'll always remember his wonderful smile. My condolences to his entire family.

Jay Fitzpatrick

July 18, 2013

I am late in hearing of Georges death. I was a Fraternity Brother in Alpha Chi Rho at Iowa State University. We all were impressed with George from the day he walked onto the front porch.
What great guy!!!

Gordon Ferguson

April 20, 2013

So sorry to hear of George's untimely death. He was admired and loved by all who knew him. I just heard today and am so sorry for your loss

The Holeys

April 10, 2013

We love you & miss you George.

April 7, 2013

Sad news about a fine and exceptional person.I attended RIHS with him. He was always a very kind and friendly person. As a fellow veteran, I salute him and thank him for his service to our country. John Simpson Long Beach, California

Linda Haley

April 6, 2013

My husband and I (Bernard and Linda Haley)were a brief part of George's life during the Montclair - Bridgehampton years...and wonderful years they were.
Please know Sue Ann, Patience and families that we share your sadness and trust that the happy memories of George will eventually take the place of your grief. He will always be missed and remembered with love.

Larry Diedrich

April 6, 2013

George and I attended the same church and we were classmates in high school. George was always a class act. I extend my condolances and sympathies to his family and many friends.

April 5, 2013

I was extremely fortunate to have George as a close friend in public school and early college. He was a great-hearted, empathic, fun, and gifted individual, destined to be a great role model for many, many people. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wonderful family and close aquaintances. I shall remember him always.
Sandy (Hainline) Elion

Dianna Gilhooly

April 5, 2013

Oh, this is a sad day indeed. I went to high school with George, he was in my home room. Always socially appropriate and so mature for his age. I have a nice picture of him at a past reunion, please check it out on my facebook page. I"m so sad and my sincere sympathies to his family.

April 4, 2013

I was a junior high and high school classmate of George Williamson's. He was highly intelligent, kind, thoughtful, athletic, and he had a great sense of humor/loved to laugh. I extend my sincere condolences and sympathies to his family.
Rest In Peace George Williamson