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George Riel
  • May 20, 1963
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  • May 10, 2021

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Obituary

George Riel died unexpectedly on May 10, 2021 in Tampa, FL at the age of 57.
George is survived by his son Zachary Riel of Massachusetts, daughter Erin Riel of Florida, son-in-law Ethan Asma of Florida, grandson Elijah Asma of Florida sisters Donna Fairhurst (Wallace) of Florida, Faith Walsh (Wallace) of Massachusetts, brothers Freddy Wallace of Georgia, and David Riel of Massachusetts, along with many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife Maryann Riel (McLean), of Massachusetts, and sister Nancy Riel of Massachusetts.
George was born on May 20, 1963 in Medford, Massachusetts to George “Ray” Riel and Jane Riel (Shanahan). He graduated from Emanuel College in 2006 with a degree in Business Administration & Management. He married Maryann Riel (McLean), his high school sweetheart in 1983. George served in United States NAVY in VF-32 for 16 years. After serving his time in the NAVY, George began working for Verizon followed by becoming Hearings Customer Service Representative for Social Security Administration.
A celebration of life is scheduled for May 30,2021. All are welcome to attend and celebrate George’s life. Flowers and condolences may be sent to 8005 112th Ave e Parrish, FL 34219.


Service

Location:
8005 112th Ave e Parrish, FL 34219

Date & Time:
May 30, 2021 at 12:00 PM


Cemetery:
Mangrove Coast


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  1. 27 May 2021
    Teresa says:
    You were the kindest man with a heart of gold. You will be missed by family and friends.

  2. 27 May 2021
    Emilia Ambroult lit a candle:
    Lit since May 27, 2021 at 5:26:42 PM

  3. 27 May 2021
    Dominick Murphy says:
    Wow.. in shock!! We worked together in Lawrence, always with the wise cracks. He called me "Alaskan" once, my response "There's going to be a clean up on aisle 5!!" We both laughed and laughed and laughed.

  4. 27 May 2021
    Stefeni says:
    George, again you've taken me by surprise. The memories we made, I will always cherish. Rest easy friend. Love you lots. - Stef

  5. 27 May 2021
    Stefeni Harvey lit a candle:
    Lit since May 27, 2021 at 5:35:02 AM

  6. 26 May 2021
    Ashley says:
    Words. I can’t find the words. I keep typing and erasing. Since I met you at 6 years old, there’s was never a day you weren’t apart of my life. You weren’t just my best friends dad, you were so much more. My second dad, always taking care of me like your own. you made me apart of your family. So kind, loving, fun, and oh so sarcastic. I love you so very much, I know between me and erin your spirit and memory will forever live on. Until I see you again George.
    Love you, ashley

  7. 26 May 2021
    Stacey Gates lit a candle:
    Lit since May 26, 2021 at 5:05:06 AM

  8. 26 May 2021
    Norman hunt says:
    What a pleasure it was to know and work with you may you rest in peace

  9. 25 May 2021
    Jenna Frasier says:
    Uncle George, I don’t know where to start. I’ll always cherish the times that our families would vacation together in New Hampshire at Loon Mountain and Indian Head. It was something I looked forward to every year. I’ll also never forget when our families went to Disney and we got stuck on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and you started chanting, “We want out!” Then everyone on the ride started chanting it too and finally the ride started moving again. Or the time you brought me and Erin to Universal because of our weird obsession with Harry Potter. Me, you, and Erin were like a really small gang ;) I will miss you making fun of me and calling me ugly even though I know it was your way of showing you care. You always knew how to make us laugh. I hope you are resting easy up there with Auntie Maryann. You will be missed. <3

  10. 24 May 2021
    Catia lit a candle:
    Lit since May 24, 2021 at 5:56:06 PM

  11. 24 May 2021
    Catia says:
    George, I will always remember the good times we shared throughout the years, there are too many to name. All who knew you would agree you were a force to be reckoned with. There was not a room you would walk into that your presence wasn’t instantly felt! RIP Uncle George you will be missed!

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