George W. Pritchard, a 93 year old longtime Ansonia resident currently of Orange, entered into eternal rest May 2. He was born Feb. 26, 1930 in French Park, Roscommon Ireland, son of the late George M. and Susanna Carty Pritchard. He worked as a Foreman for American Brass for 33 years and was a faithful parishioner of The Church of the Assumption in Ansonia. George was also an avid musician. He wrote poems and songs and enjoyed singing. He played the accordion and the fiddle without formal training. He also enjoyed gardening and served for a time as an Alderman for the Fifth ward. He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter Susan Magyar (Thomas) of Milford, his sons Michael J. Pritchard (Ana) of Smithfield, R.I. and George M. Pritchard of Waterbury, his fiancé Patricia Barber of Orange with whom he resided, grandchildren Michael G. Pritchard (Laurel), Megan Tuttle (Casey), and Bridget M. Magyar, and great grandchildren Nolan and Sloane Tuttle and Jonathan and Henry Pritchard. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 4 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia. Friends and family will gather on Friday at 11:30 at the funeral home. The funeral will leave for A Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. at The Church of the Assumption, 61 N. Cliff St. Ansonia. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Peter Cemetery in Derby. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Church of the Assumption.
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