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George McClay
In Memory of
George A. McClay
1946 - 2017
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Condolence From: Denisa Calloway-Sheets
Condolence: Maureen and Family,

My condolences and prayers go up and out for all of you at this most difficult time and mourning. May God bless, comfort and keep you now & in the days ahead. May you get strength and joy our of your fondest memories of a great life lived.

Denisa
Wednesday October 11, 2017
Condolence From: Charles Ross
Condolence: My heartfelt condolences to Maureen,Kevin,Brendan,Kaireen,Gerry,Paul,and the entire McClay family.I have so many memories of their visits to Salem or when the Ross family invaded Connecticut. Goerge and Maureen always opened their home and made us all feel loved and welcome . Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Tuesday October 10, 2017
Condolence From: Janessa Allen
Condolence: My deepest condolences are with the McClay family, I am so sorry for your loss.

I have known George for over 10 years now through basketball refereeing. George was my very first partner for my very first basketball game. I will never forget the kindness he showed me that day and the patience he gave. From refereeing my first basketball game to all those fun Sunday afternoon CYO league games, George will always hold a special place in my heart. He truly impacted my life and I am so blessed to have been able to know him.

God Bless and Rest In Peace George
Tuesday October 10, 2017
Condolence From: Chris O'Connor
Condolence: My sincere condolences to George’s family. He was my basketball coach at SBS (Class of ‘81) and I look back on those years with so many wonderful memories.

George taught us so many things both on and off the court. I still cringe (and laugh) when I think back to his halftime speeches after we gave less than our best effort during the first half! We learned to take pride in
our play but above all to play with class, win or lose.

Many years later, as an adult, I ran into him and he remembered me by
name right away. He was truly a class act and a great guy. RIP, Coach.
Monday October 09, 2017
Condolence From: Phil DiPietro
Condolence: I am sorry to hear of the passing of George. We met in the late 1950s, we hung out regularly, played sports, went to the races, we even had paper routes where we met daily to pick up papers. Over the last 10 years I was involved with SK modified racing at Stafford springs. Every Spring and Fall at the pit party George would come over and visit, after our race was over I would go sit in the stands with George and friends and catch up on our lives and family. I will miss George. Forever Best Friend.
Sunday October 08, 2017
Condolence From: Barbara Welch
Condolence: Dear Maureen and McClay family,

Sorry to hear about the passing of George. Our fondest memories are the bus trips we were on with the both of you and the New Years Eves that we spent with you at the Fernwood. We know that George is up in heaven coaching basketball and baseball.

Love, Barbara and Jim Welch
Sunday October 08, 2017
Condolence From: Frank Maguda
Condolence: Dear Maureen & family,

I was so sorry to read in the Courant of George's passing. As I am traveling, I won't be able to attend his services, but I wanted you to know how much I cherished his friendship. He was my first friend when my family moved to West Main Street in New Britain back in 1958. My brother Bob and I spent many hours with him playing baseball & basketball & football. Please pass along my condolences to his brothers, Gerry & Paul.

Frank Maguda
Sunday October 08, 2017
Condolence From: Linda Perfetto
Condolence: Dearest Maureen,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time for you and your family. George certainly leaves a beautiful legacy, challenged to be matched.

With the most sincere condolences on the loss of your soul mate,

Linda Perfetto
Sunday October 08, 2017
Condolence From: John Steniger - St. Brigid's Class of 1990
Condolence: George was our basketball coach. No matter how good or bad we were, we never felt bad about ourselves; Coach always told us that how we carried ourselves, how we played the game, was more important than whether we won or lost. Everyone played, and everyone got a chance. That's a lesson that never left me, even all these years later. God Bless you, Kaireen, Kevin, Brendan and Maureen. He will be sorely missed.
Saturday October 07, 2017
Condolence From: Pete & Edie
Condolence: George was a great role model and had such a positive impact on so many. His passing will leave a great void in our lives.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Maureen and the entire family. Today and always, may loving memories bring you strength, comfort and peace.

There are special people in our lives who never leave us... even after they are gone.

We love you George.
Saturday October 07, 2017