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Brighton, George R.

George R. Brighton U.S. Marine Corps WWII
George R. Brighton U.S. Marine Corps WWII

Date of Birth: 12/16/1925
Died On: 23-Oct-10
Street Address: Lake Road
Service Number: 536456
Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps - Marine Transport Sqjadron 253, Mag-21, 4Th Maw, Fmf.

Veteran Code: USMC-7

George R. Brighton was born in New York in 1926. In Rye his family lived on Lake Road. George enlisted and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

BRIGHTON--G. Renfrew of Rowayton, CT and Culebra, PR, died October 23, 2010 following a long illness.

He was the son of George Renfrew Brighton, MD, and Dorothy Rosencrans. Born in 1925, in New York City, he grew up in Rye, NY, and attended Taft School in Watertown CT, and Dartmouth College after serving in the Marine Corps in the Pacific theatre during World War II. Until his retirement he was the Chairman of Business Journals, Inc., a publishing/communications company in Norwalk, CT. He enjoyed skiing, aerobatic flying, and sailing, especially his Atlantic out of Cedar Point Yacht Club in Westport, CT. Following his retirement, he and wife Marsha set sail for the Caribbean and, after several years exploring the islands, they settled in Culebra, PR which quickly became their home away from home, and community.

He is survived by his children Deborah P. Brighton, Pamela W. Brighton and Renfrew M. Brighton; his stepdaughter Susan Freel; his sister, Waldo Jones; eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Louise McDowell Brighton and his sister Burns Vitzthum. His wife Marsha J. Brighton's death followed his by one week.

A Memorial Service is planned for the immediate family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Animal Welfare of Culebra, PO Box 527, Culebra, PR 00775 or Addison County Home Health and Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753. To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store. Published in New York Times on Nov. 17, 2010.
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