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Obituary of George Gellineau
George Joseph Gellineau Sr. was born September 25, 1949 to Sydney and Ruby Gellineau in St. George’s, Grenada. He was educated at St. Paul’s Government School. Growing up in Grenada, George played on Grenada’s National Cricket team, Lassie. He was known as the Mayor of Hope Vale or Georgie Duke for his position overseeing the Sugar Factory Estate. In addition, George was employed as a clerk and bookkeeper there. George traveled throughout the West Indies before moving to the United States. When George left Grenada he moved to Wyandanch, NY and worked with his brothers as a mover. He eventually moved to Amityville, NY.
He was later employed with Maffucci Bekins Moving and Storage Company in Amityville, NY up to the time that he retired. George had the opportunity of traveling across because of his work. George was also a member at St. Mary’s Church where he was an usher. He used to participate with St. Mary’s annual fish fry where he loved frying the fish.
George was a family-oriented, kind, humorous, prideful and at times a stubborn person. He was a person who gave his last to another knowing they needed it more. He enjoyed watching western movies, gardening, fishing, and cooking. George loved going out to OTB, having fun, and being with his family. He also enjoyed reading the bible every morning and night that he woke up and went to sleep. He was one that appreciated where he was born and heritage.
He met his wife Elizabeth Hoist Gellineau through his niece Shirley Whiteman who both preceded him in death. He was preceded in death by his parents Sydney and Ruby Gellineau, two sisters Margaret Warthen and Diana Whiteman, brothers Sydney, Lennox, Franklin, Stephen, Carlton, Peter, and Robert Bullen and one grandson Vaughn.
Leaves to cherish his memory’s his children Gail Noel, son-in law Raymond Noel, Kim Gellineau, Kai Gellineau, George Gellineau Jr., daughter-in-law Tricia Gellineau, Erin Gellineau, and Brandon Gellineau. His grandchildren Corey Baptiste, Brianna Gellineau, Cameron Gellineau, Matthew Noel, Ashley Gellineau, Alyssa Gellineau, Salaiya Gilles, Davion Edwards, and Nylah Edwards. His brother Lloyd Gellineau and sister-in-law Marion Gellineau, and sister Sylvia Blackman of Florida. As well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
He was called father, daddy, papi, grandpa, and granpotter.