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George Thomas Giraud

July 23, 1919 April 17, 2016
George Thomas Giraud
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George Thomas Giraud, 96, of Providence and South County, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 17th. The son of the late Leo and Irene Giraud, he is survived by his wife of 73 years, Anne Freeman Giraud, sons Roger, of Providence; Hayward (Anne), of Seattle; and Stephen (Kate), of Custer, SD; his daughter Deborah (Bruce), of Trindad, CA; and six grandchildren, Elizabeth, Hayward, Jr., Seth, Nicole, Rabbit and Suzannah. He was predeceased by his son George Thomas, Jr. (Ann Piascik).
George spent his childhood in France and graduated Blair Academy and Brown University, Class of ’42. He served in World War II as a Lieutenant (jg) in the US Navy in the Pacific aboard the USS Fremont and as Staff Secretary on Guam. As an Investment Advisor in Providence his career spanned four decades until retirement as a Senior Vice President with Paine Webber. During his years of community involvement he served on many Boards, including the Legal Aid Society, The Society of Financial Analysts and the Boys and Girls Club and was appointed by Governors Del Sesto and Chafee to several State Development Councils and Commissions. A dedicated traveler of the world his entire life, he also loved antique cars and the study of International Affairs. Among his great pleasures were the Review Club, the Shakespeare Society, the Committee on Foreign Relations and the Art Club.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 23rd, at Central Congregational Church, 296 Angell Street, Providence at 11:00 AM. In recognition of his thirty years of service with terms as President and Treasurer, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Providence Boys and Girls Clubs (550 Wickenden Street, Providence, 02903) would be appreciated.
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