George “Curly” Anthony DiPaolo Sr., age 85, of Buxton, passed away at his home after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by family.
He was born in Portland, Maine on June 13th, 1933, the son of the late Domenica (DiFiore) DiPaolo and Georgio DiPaolo. George enlisted in the Army in 1950 to serve in the Korean War and became Staff Sergeant before returning home from the Army in 1953.
Upon returning from the war, he worked odd jobs until he took a position at Holton Arnold Machinery as a Caterpillar tractor mechanic. He went on to work for the James Wiltse Company as a Shop Foreman for many years. George opened his own Automotive repair garage in 1975. He was self-employed until he retired in 1998.
He was a member of the Buxton Fire Dept., one of the town’s first EMT’s and one of the first Constables for the town of Buxton. He was Scout Master for Troop 349 for a few years. He was an avid hunter and loved to make furniture items as a hobby. He also loved to fish, go camping, ride snowmobiles, loved raising Beagles and vegetable gardens.
He is predeceased by his brothers, Rosario DiPaolo, Antonio DiPaolo, John DiPaolo Orlando DiPaolo, a sister, Marie Ryan and a son, Glenn DiPaolo Sr.
George is survived by his wife, Louise (Smith) DiPaolo; his children: Sundae Fallen of Buxton, Anthony DiPaolo of Gray, Lockhart DiPaolo of Oklahoma City,OK, Jean Arnold of Buxton, Jeffrey DiPaolo of Pittsburgh, PA and George DiPaolo II of Buxton. He leaves behind 15 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.
There will be no funeral service at this time. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Burial will be private at South Buxton Cemetery.