September 14, 1923 ~ October 27, 2020
Born in: New Haven, Connecticut
Resided in: Hamden, Connecticut
George A. Meinsen, age 97, a lifelong resident of Hamden, passed away on October 27, 2020. Born in New Haven on September 14, 1923, he was a son of the late George H. Meinsen & Anna Bortniak Meinsen. George was predeceased by his wife Rosemarie “Bo” Corbett Meinsen; his daughter Mary Meinsen; and his brothers, L. Robert & Lawrence H. Meinsen. He is survived by his daughters, Cynthia M. Considine of West Hartford, Sandra Meinsen Harreys of Essex, Kristen M. (Michael) Dorsey of Freeport, ME, and Karlen Meinsen (Jay Kaye) of Hamden; his son Kurt Corbett Meinsen (Lesley Hatch) of Fairfax, VA; 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandsons. George was a graduate of Yale School of Engineering; he was employed many years by the Armstrong Rubber Company. He was a WWII U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran, serving with the 6th Aircraft Repair Unit. George was a member of the American Legion Post #88, the Lancraft Fife & Drum Corps, and a long-time member of Grace & St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. George’s family would like to thank the Smilow Cancer Hospital for all their care and support in his time of need.
Friends may visit with his family on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. (Masks & Social Distancing requested) His Funeral Service at Grace & St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Hamden will be private. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Centerville Cemetery. Contributions in George’s memory may be made to CT Special Olympics at: specialolympics.org/connecticut.