George Pierce Lee III
April 10, 1968 – January 26, 2020
George Pierce Lee III, age 51, passed away January 26th, 2020 in his hometown of Yarmouth, ME after battling a long illness. Born April 10th, 1968, in Charleston, West Virginia, he later would joke that he escaped to Maine when he began school. He graduated high school from Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine and later continued his education at Boston University, University of Southern Maine, Keene State, and Pima Community College.
George was an avid reader and writer. He loved apocalyptic fiction of all kinds and would often impart the wisdom he had learned on his family. He also enjoyed science fiction and graphic novels. His love of Batman was infamous and his adoration of all things Dark Knight will live on with his family no matter how much they love the Avengers.
He was an ardent sports fan and loved all the New England teams, his favorites being The Red Sox and The Patriots. While Tennis was his main sport of play, he profited from his foray into Fantasy Football. We imagine he wishes Tom Brady will stay in New England and will be checking in on his teams from wherever he is.
George was a huge fan of music. He loved the Punk and Hard-Core scene, much to the chagrin of his mother and the delight of his niece. Decades of shows only made his already extensive knowledge greater. Any future Slayer shows will be attended by his mother, sister, and niece in his loving memory.
A self-taught gardener and doomsday prepper, George loved growing his own produce and no one left his home without a plethora of carrots and cucumbers. His love of the outdoors also translated into his love of animals. Many will remember the tenderness he showed his pets and others’, as well as the wildlife around his home. Even if he would joke about making them food at the end of days.
We will remember George for his sense of humor, his wit, his cynicism, for all that made him who he was and for the indelible place he has within our hearts and lives.
George is survived by his mother Andrea Lee, his sister Virginia Lee, his niece Hannah Pimpis, and an extended family and group of friends. He is pre-deceased by his father George Pierce Lee II and his paternal and maternal grandparents.
The family invites you to a Celebration of Life Service on Saturday February 8th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. They also ask that you wear your favorite sports shirt or band shirt in memory of George.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that if you wish to remember George you donate to The Jimmy Fund, a foundation he very much appreciated.
Until we meet again, keep rocking on.
- George Pierce Lee, II, Father (deceased)
- Andrea Lee, Mother
- Virginia Lee, Sister
- Hannah Pimpis, Niece
- The Jimmy Fund
- Celebration of Life Visitation Saturday, February 8, 2020
George Pierce Lee III
February 8, 2020
Andrea, Ginny, and Hannah, you’re all in my thoughts as you celebrate George’s life today. I’ve loved scrolling through all the photos on this site. The pictures of George and his friends and family in Yarmouth bring back many memories.
January 31, 2020
George was my first friend in all the world, in the unlikeliest of places- Charleston, West Virginia... abiding just three doors down, we rode Big Wheels then, some with those annoying little clicky-springs, we played with Tonka trucks, and Georgie's little plastic guitar that actually played in tune such that Andrea's Mom would encourage us to keep learning and playing. So many fond memories, and such good people; truly closer than some family. My heart just aches so much right now. We only ever have one "first best friend" in life, and I am so touched and honored that George Lee "III" will be mine, always. Thanks for sharing, all.
January 30, 2020
Remember seeing him on the dock, fishing. Seemed to be in a good place there. So sorry Andrea that you have lost him to this earth. Hope the good memories sustain you now.
January 29, 2020
I was saddened to hear the news this morning that George passed away last Sunday. I too enjoyed reconnecting with him at our last high school reunion. I’ll always remember how he could lighten up and liven up a classroom with his witty comments followed by a big smile. Going back even further I’ll remember the fun times at birthday parties and other occasions at the A-fame on the point. He will be missed and I’m happy to have know him.
January 29, 2020
Many found memories of George and our years on the shores of Moose Pond, at Winona Camps. Our group of Counselors-in-Training from 1984. Our thoughts are with the family. Rest in Peace my friend.
January 28, 2020
Dear Mrs. Lee and Ginny - I was so sorry to learn of George's passing. I have so many wonderful memories from childhood - riding bikes, searching for minnows, playing legos in the A frame, watching TV and eating Amway cookies. :-) He and I would compare notes about visits to Isabelle's and agreed that Hazel's chocolate chip cookies were the best. I was so glad that I got to spend some time with him at our class's last reunion. I look forward to seeing you both soon. With love, Chrissy Bicknell