George was incredibly proud of his Latvian heritage and, in 2015, he got to travel to his homeland for the first time since childhood. He was a member of the Latvian Fraternity Gersicania. George loved nature (except for the chipmunks that annually tormented his tomato garden) and he enjoyed many summers sitting on his porch, watching birds by day and the Red Sox by night. In retirement, he especially enjoyed woodworking. An excellent craftsman, his home and the homes of many family members have been enriched by his beautiful work. George’s devotion to his family was unmatched. He was so proud and grateful for the life he had built and he did everything he could to keep his family happy, healthy, and safe. His kindness, generosity, and amazing sense of humor made him everyone’s favorite person.
Beloved husband of Barbara M. (Logan) Pakalnietis and loving father of Brian E. Pakalnietis and Andrew P. Pakalnietis, both of South Boston. Dear son of the late Paul and Alvine (Tormanis) Pakalnietis. Son-in-law of Barbara Logan. Brother-in-law of Edward Logan, Patricia Logan, Janet Logan, Carol Logan, Kevin Lohan, and Louis Slaughter. Uncle of Paul and Maija Pakalnietis and Ellen Lohan. He was predeceased by his brother John Pakalnietis and aunt Tilla Tormanis.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours Thursday in the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree MA 02184, from 10:00 AM to 12 Noon immediately followed by a service at 12 Noon. Burial will take place in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree MA 02184. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in George’s memory to support Multiple Myeloma research and patient care at: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284, or via www.dana-farber.org/gift.
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