George Theodore Chiaramonte was born in Hartford, CT, on Jan. 3, 1945. He grew up in Windsor, CT, where he attended St. Gabriel's Catholic School through eighth grade and served as an altar boy at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church. The family moved to Greenfield, MA, in 1956 where he attended Greenfield High School. He studied at the University of Miami and became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughter Stephanie and her husband Chuck Newton; sister Linda and her husband Dave Mount and their sons Michael and David Mount; and his beloved dog, Gracie Mae.
George was the kind of person who never met a stranger and befriended every one he met. He had a big heart and always had a twinkle in his eye! He was a loving husband and father to his daughter, and he loved his nephews as his own sons.
George's career began as a sales representative for Sherwin Williams. However, his real passion was in the art world and subsequently opened his own art and framing businessOld Mill Galleryin Alexandria, VA, which he had for over 30 years.
George and Linda retired and moved to Fairfield Glade, TN, in 2007. During these years he became active in several golf leagues, traveled to many of the countries on his "bucket list" and continued his framing and photo restoration business at the Village Green Mall.
When APEX Corporation threatened to construct a wind farm along the ridge of the Crab Orchard Mountains, George took on the fight as co-chairman of the Cumberland Mountain Preservation Coalition to preserve the mountains and stop the project.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Fairfield Glade. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Monday, Jan. 29, at Hood Funeral Home at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Cumberland County, 30 E. Adams St., Crossville, TN 38555 or FOCCASthe new Cumberland County Animal Shelter782 East Lane, Crossville, TN 38555.
Published on January 23, 2018