Doane Beal & Ames


George Howard Lawton

July 14, 1961July 11, 2021

Hyannis - George H. Lawton, 59, died unexpectedly July 11, 2021, at home. On July 14, 1961, he was born at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, MA, and was the son of Susan Rose Spurling who lives in Sandwich, MA and the late George F. Lawton of Braintree.

After graduating from Braintree High School, George attended the Norwich University ROTC degree program and attended Ranger School, enlisting in the U.S. Army. He loved football and was Captain of his High School football team, continuing football in college. George loved all sports and never missed a good football or basketball game!

George (Georgie to family) will be best remembered as one with a heart of gold and a smile that lit up the room! His love for family and especially for his Mother was beyond measure. Humility graced his presence, touching all who knew him.

Surviving relatives include his loving step-father, Daniel Spurling of Sandwich, sister, Heidi Lawton-McCarthy and husband Michael of Middleboro, sister Danielle Spurling Rose and her husband Robert of Plymouth, brother, David Spurling and his wife Jennifer of Sandwich, niece Noelle Preston and her husband David of Marion, niece Kristen Whitsett and her husband Hunter of Brookhaven, GA, nephew Erik Persson and his wife Laura of Stony Creek, NY along with many grandnieces, grandnephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his loving step-mother, Anne Marie Lawton of Braintree, grandparents George and Beatrice Hunt Lawton of Newport, Howard Rose and Myrtle Sparkes Rose of Braintree, and his Uncle, Edward Rose of Sandwich.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 19, 2021, at Doane Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 160 W Main St., Hyannis, MA. Reception following at The Ridge Club, 36 Race Lane, Sandwich. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The American Heart Association.


  • American Heart Association


  • A Service of Remembrance

    Monday, July 19, 2021


George Howard Lawton

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Art Rochelle

July 17, 2021

Susan and Dan
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayer are for you and your family in this difficult time.
Art and Diane Rochelle


July 16, 2021

Sue,Dan and family
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. George was a wonderful person and did light up a room with his smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Linda Walker

July 15, 2021

Dear Sue & Dan & Family,
I am so saddened to hear of the loss of Georgie. My heart is broken for all of you. He was such a kind soul. May you hold dear all your beautiful memories with him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Love, Linda

Eric Ripley

July 14, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss of George.
George was the most exuberant, full of life person I’ve ever known. Wonderful memories fill my heart.
Rest In Peace, Rip

Bill Lewis

July 14, 2021

George and I were roommates freshman year. His smile and laughter got us through a lot of tough times. So sad. Prayers for the family.

Jean Carnegie

July 14, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Very difficult time for all of you. I will remember Georgie in my prayers.

Jean Carnegie