George A. Zanis

November 16, 1928 ~ May 31, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old


George Adam Zanis Sr., 94, of Coventry, died peacefully on May 31, 2023. He was born November 16, 1928.

A beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, we will all miss his wisdom, kindness, and humor.

He leaves behind his wife, Doris and sons, George Jr, Paul and wife Julie Anne, Matthew and wife Helen, and Joseph, stepson Donald Gowdy and wife Kathi, stepdaughter Susan Spinola, his sister Alberta, 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a grandson and a great-granddaughter.

He received an Engineering degree from Columbia University which was put to good use as a contractor for the Navy designing fire systems for submarines. He worked for the Travelers for many years. George had a zest for life. An accomplished golfer, bowler and poker player and was an all around sports fanatic. He loved traveling and just puttering around the house and could repair or remodel just about anything. All in all this gentle man led a full life and he will be forever cherished.

Calling hours are June 8th from 1pm to 4pm at Holmes/Watkins Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin Friday June 9th at 12:30pm, with the ceremony to begin promptly at 1:00pm, and burial following at Center Cemetery in Coventry, CT.

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Calling Hours / Wake
June 8, 2023

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Holmes Watkins Funeral Home
400 Main Street
Manchester, CT 06040

Funeral Service
June 9, 2023

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Holmes Watkins Funeral Home
400 Main Street
Manchester, CT 06040

June 9, 2023

2:00 PM
Center Cemetery
1405 Boston Turnpike
Coventry, CT 06238


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