George Huftalen

George Huftalen

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

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Obituary for George Nelson Huftalen

George Nelson Huftalen, 66, of Warren, died, Thursday, October 8, 2020, at home.

Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of Michalina (Lamora) Huftalen of Warren and the late George N. Huftalen.

George had worked as a para legal at the Edward P. Manning Law Office for several years. He was a member of ASSNE and PROPAC. George enjoyed astronomy and was the founder of the Metacom Observatory.

Besides his mother, he is survived by a brother Michael J. Huftalen and his wife Mary of Rumford, RI, two sisters Kristine R. Allen and her husband Roy of Bristol, RI, and Marcia A. McKenna and her husband Norbert of Swansea, MA, many nieces and nephews, many great nieces and great nephews, and many great great nieces and great great nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, October 12, 2020, from 5-6PM at Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren.

A memorial service will follow at 6PM in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to ASSNE, 4 Locust Avenue, Rehoboth, MA, 02769, or to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA, 02215.

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  • Visitation

    October 12, 2020 | 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Smith Funeral & Memorial Services
    8 Schoolhouse Road
    Warren, RI
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    October 12, 2020
    5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Service

    October 12, 2020 | 6:00pm
    Smith Funeral & Memorial Services
    8 Schoolhouse Road
    Warren, RI
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    October 12, 2020

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Mary Ann Dube

Micky so sorry for your loss our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you.

Mary Ann and Joe
Comment | Posted at 09:22am via Condolence

Brenda Barham

George used to remind me all the time, "Brenda! The Perseids (or Leonids, or Orionids) are tonight! Get outside and watch them!"

More than that, he was my sounding board while we were going through chemo at the same time. We were both scared, of course, but he showed me what it meant to have faith and trust. I will miss that quiet faith and unshakeable optimism that he shared with me. And every time I look at the stars, I know he'll be right there among them. And for that - and his friendship - I will always be thankful.

"For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love." - Carl Sagan

My most heartfelt, and deepest condolences to his mother and his family.
Comment | Posted at 05:41pm via Condolence

Alan Hirshfeld

I'm very sorry for your loss. George was always a favorite with visitors at our UMass Dartmouth observatory open houses. His devotion to astronomy and his knowledge about the universe were inspiring for guests of all ages. We will miss him.
Comment | Posted at 03:16pm via Condolence

Eric Baldwin

You lost a family member and I lost a friend at the same time, never be sad for too long for your/our loss for he suffers no more and instead looking to the heavens and stars he has joined them to start a new life and i wish him well Eric Baldwin saying goodbye my friend
P.S. left something on facebook/George timeline(desert lightening photo).
Comment | Posted at 02:46pm via Condolence

Paul Duguay

My condolences to George's family. I was part of George's astronomy family. George always had a smile on his face and really enjoyed doing outreaches. Nobody more dedicated to public outreaches then George. I will miss our friendly banter that we would share with each other. Rest in peace my friend.
Comment | Posted at 10:59am via Condolence

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