... apprentice electrician; 24
TEWKSBURY - George W. Hazel Jr., age 24, a member of a well known Tewksbury family, died
Sunday morning, February 4, at Saints Medical Center in Lowell, following a brief illness.
He was born in Boston, April 12, 1982, the son of George and Carol (Sullivan) Hazel. He was a
lifelong Tewksbury resident, had graduated Tewksbury Memorial High School, and attended
Worcester State College.
He was employed as an apprentice electrician for the DEI Electric Company, and was currently
attending classes at the Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School, in pursuit of his
George Jr, or “Georgie” as he was affectionately called by family, was a lifelong communicant of
St. William’s Church, and had been active in Deacon Bill’s youth programs at the church.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Erin Crail and her husband
Joey of Nashua, NH, two nieces, Colleen and Kileigh; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and lifelong
friends throughout the Merrimack Valley.
He was the grandson of the late William and Dorothy (Claflin) Sullivan, and Charles “Coach
Hazel” and Helen (Regan) Hazel, all of Tewksbury.
His Funeral Mass was celebrated Thursday, February 8, in St. William’s Church,
Tewksbury. Burial was in Tewksbury Cemetery. Memorials to
Compassionate Friends, c/o Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 235 Park St., No. Reading,
MA 01864 (www.tcfnoshore-boston.org) will be appreciated.
The Hazel family thanks all those
at Saint’s Medical Center, especially I.C.U., for their special care and compassion toward George.