George J. Lough Jr. – Cumberland

George J. Lough Jr. – Cumberland

George J. Lough, Jr., PhD, 80, of Cumberland, R.I., entered eternal life on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family in his home.

Born October 28, 1938 in Providence, R.I., he was the son of the late George Lough Sr. and Isabelle (Thornton) Lough. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Providence College and his doctorate from the University of Connecticut.

A historian by nature and inclination, he taught high school for many years, first at Cumberland High School and later at Pilgrim High School in Warwick, R.I. He never allowed time to become spare, instead filling his days and nights with extensive and avid passions that ranged from reading to woodworking, metalworking, ornamental turning, karate and gardening. His love of learning and innate curiosity meant that he could design anything, fix everything, build anything and freely shared the knowledge he discovered with others.

George is survived by his wife Eleanor (Fitzpatrick) of 52 years, his son George J. Lough III (Michelle), daughter Mary-Elizabeth (David Daglieri) and his beloved grandchildren, Isabella Lough and Thornton Daglieri.

George’s life celebration was held with visiting hours Oct. 28, and continued on Oct. 29 in the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Cumberland. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Joan of Arc Church, 3357 Mendon Road, Cumberland. Burial followed at Mount St. Mary’s Cemetery in Pawtucket, R.I.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George’s memory to St. Joan of Arc Church, Cumberland, RI, 3357 Mendon Road, Cumberland, RI.

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