George Charles Hare, 82

A memorial Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1619 
Washington St., Grafton, on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at 1 p.m. for 
George Charles Hare, a longtime resident of Grafton who died on 
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at the age of 82. A memorial gathering will 
be held at the church on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the 

Memorials to St. Joseph Catholic Church or School in Grafton or the 
Ozaukee County Habitat for Humanity would be appreciated.

George was born on July 31, 1929, in Philadelphia, Pa., son of George 
and M. Helen (nee Rittenhouse) Hare. He was a very proud graduate of 
Villanova University and he was honored to serve during the Korean 
Conflict in the U.S. Navy.  He was united in marriage to Mary Ellen 
D’Abruzzo and they were blessed with two daughters. George was a 
quiet man but very active.

He was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed fishing for crappie. George 
and Mary Ellen have been members of St. Joseph Catholic Church since 
1966. He was a member of the American Legion Rose-Harms Post 355 and 
assisted with buildings for Habitat for Humanity where he was 
quartermaster, overseeing the tool inventory. George was especially 
proud of his entire family and was "Pop Pop" to four grandchildren. 
George’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Annette 
and Horizon Home Hospice for their loving care.

George is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Ellen; daughters, 
Donna (Mike) Bender and Diane (Marc) Daniloff; grandchildren, Joelle, 
Alyssa and Eric Bender and Audra Daniloff; sisters, Barbara (Jack) 
Harran of Kingwood, Texas, and Florence (John) Scott of Downingtown, 
Pa.; sisters-in-law, Nilda Byrnes and Evelyn DeNicolo; nieces, 
nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Nancy Rauscher.
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Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory in Cedarburg assisted the family 
with arrangements.