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George W. Kemzura, Jr.

September 12, 1947 ~ April 16, 2020 (age 72)


George W. Kemzura, Jr., 72, of Plainville, devoted husband of Mert Coulombe Kemzura, passed away after a valiant eight day battle with the Covid 19 virus on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain.

Born in New Britain on September 12, 1947, he was one of two children to the late George W. Kemzura, Sr. and Gladys Margaret (Rand) Kemzura.  A lifelong Plainville resident, attended local schools, and was a 1966 graduate of Plainville High School, where he left his mark and made many lasting friendships.   George and Mert met in 1974, and blended their families together in 1978, sharing 41 years of love, laughter, affection and life adventures.   Always a man of hard work ethics, George was a quiet leader and well respected engineer. He was a dedicated production manager at B & F Manufacturing, whose expertise made a lasting impact on his co-workers and associates. George was fascinated by technology, and enjoyed researching the latest gadgets, rarely passing up an opportunity to add to his impressive collection of vacuums and flashlights.  Affectionately known as “Poppy” to his much adored grandchildren, George took great pride in each of their accomplishments.  Remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, his humble selflessness, and strength, he will be greatly missed, leaving many treasured memories and a vast space in the hearts of many.

In addition to his wife, Mert, he leaves his children, Ted Coulombe and his wife, Sara, Danielle Blanchette and her husband, Duane, Jodi Coulombe, and Sarah and Jessica Kemzura and their families; and his grandchildren, Alek, Zac, Isabelle, and Collin Coulombe and Corinne and Mitchell Blanchette.  He also leaves his sister, Peggy Bonomi, his brother-in-law, Joseph Ralph Theriault and his wife, Rosemary; his sister-in-law, Betty Ouellette and her husband, LeoJames, and many nieces and nephews.  He also leaves his large extended French-Canadian family, with whom he shared a mutual admiration, many enjoyable visits and celebrations.

His extraordinary life will be celebrated on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Kensington Congregational Church, 312 Percival Ave, Kensington.  He will be laid to rest privately at St. Mary Cemetery in New Britain. The staff at Plainville Funeral Home extends their gratitude to George’s family for their trust.  For more information or online expressions of sympathy, please visit

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Memorial Service
October 17, 2020

11:00 AM
Kensington Congregational Church
312 Percival Ave
Kensington, CT 06037

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