87, died Saturday May 31, after a short illness. Born in Bedford, July 2, 1920, son of George Mason and Helen (Cavanaugh) Dimond. He graduated from Boston College in 1943 with a BS in Business Administration. George served as a corporal in The United States Marine Corps from 1943 to 1945.George worked as a CPA at Vertipile Inc. in Leominster retiring in 1985 after many years of service. He was a avid model railroader who built and maintained multiple small scale live steam engines and was an active member of Waushakum Live Steamers for over 50 years. He was an accomplished photographer with works published in multiple railroad books. His greatest joys in life came as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He is already greatly missed. George was predeceased by his wife of 55 years Mary (Nestor) Dimond who died on February 28, 2000, and his daughter Maryanne Dimond who died on March 12, 1995. He leaves his children Stephen Dimond and his wife Olive of Middleton, Elizabeth Dimond of Salem, Nancy Maciel of Leominster, Patricia Gowdy and her husband Paul of Fitchburg, and Diane LeBlanc and her husband Mark of Ringe, NH, his grandchildren Jessica Dimond, Michael Maciel, Brendan and Patrick Gowdy and three great grandchildren. The Funeral will be held on Wednesday (June 4) from The Curley-Marchand Funeral Home, 89 West St. LEOMINSTER, with a Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Leo’s Church, 108 Main St. Leominster. Burial will be at Shawsheen Cemetery in Bedford. Calling Hours at the Funeral Home will be on Tuesday June 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.
Published in the Boston Globe on 6/2/2008.