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Updated: 04/10/2014 02:22:00PM

George Torrey

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George “Gus” Torrey, 88, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Monday, April 7, 2014.

He was born March 22, 1926, in Groton, Conn.

Gus served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired as an engineer with Speidel/Textron Mfg. Gus was a member of Masonic Lodge, American Legion Post 10 and VFW all in Rhode Island. He moved to Englewood in 1986 from Barrington, R.I. He was an avid golfer member of Myakka Golf Club for 25 years.

Gus is survived by loving companion of nine years, Norma Patterson; daughter, Deborah (George) Garner of Riverside, R.I.; sons, Emerson (Susan) Torrey of East Greenwich, R.I., and James (Karen Egan) Torrey of Warwick, R.I.; ex-wife and mother of his children, Shirley Keating; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 20 years, Elizabeth Bourque Torrey; son, Arthur Richard Torrey; sister, Elizabeth Torrey; and brother, Arthur Torrey.

Graveside service will be held early June in Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gus’s memory to The First Tee of Sarasota, 8685 Potter Park Dr. #115, Sarasota, FL 34238.

Arrangements are by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte, Fla.

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