Naugatuck-George Harper, age 88, husband of Barbara Ann (Kaczkowski) Harper, passed away on Saturday March 19, 2022 at Waterbury Hospital.
Born in New York City on October 8, 1933, he was son of the late Alvin Alexander and Theresa Frances (Trogy) Harper. He was a longtime Naugatuck resident and worked for many years at the McIntyre Company. He had also worked for the Republican American Newspaper until his retirement. George was an avid reader and loyal fan of the New York Giants. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy on the USS Midway F21 Squadron during the Korean Conflict.
In addition to his loving wife Barbara, he leaves his children, George Harper, Jr. and his wife Judy, Michael Fitzgerald, Roger Gavin, Gregory Gavin, Cheryl Ann Scamporlina and her husband Joe, Donna Grzeskowiak, and Susan Caparulo and her husband Kerry; his nine grandchildren; his six great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his brothers Alvin and John Harper.
All services are private, and burial will be in Long Island National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950. To send an on-line condolence, please visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com. The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck, is in care of his arrangements.
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
PO Box 1893, Memphis TN 38101-9950