VERONA – After a brief hospital stay resulting from a fall, George Chia-velli, 92, pass-ed peacefully into the presence of his Lord early Saturday, March 15, 2008, with his family at his side. George was born July 1, 1915, the son of Joseph and Virginia (Cefalo) Chiavelli, the youngest of six children. George was a World War II veteran, taking part in several naval actions in the South Pacific. He was a lifelong resident of Verona Island, actively participating in town government. He was a charter member of the American Legion Post of Verona Island, an avid golfer and bowler. He lovingly cared for his home with wife, Lilla, living there until his death. George worked as a welder at Portland Naval Shipyard in the early years of World War II and was a 30-year employee of St. Regis Paper Co., Bucksport, from which he retired. George was also a member of North Bucksport United Methodist Church. He is survived by a brother, Alfred Chiavelli of Wakefield, Mass.; grandson, Mark Chiavelli and wife, Keli; grandson, Luke Chiavelli and wife, Jennifer, and their two children, Colton and Lily, George’s great-grandchildren; daughter- in-law, Linda Plourde and husband, Arthur; several dear nieces and nephews, including special nephew, “Skip” Francis Rist; and Skip’s sisters, Mary Lou and Robina (Mahaney); and niece, Vicki (Chipman) Berry and her family. Also surviving are stepgrandchildren, Aaron Plourde and his family, Jacki (Plourde) Ulrich and her family; several dear friends including, Dorothy Neider, Jim Davis and Muriel Gray. George was predeceased by four siblings, Nicholas, Anne (Ross), Anthony and Rose (Rist); a son, Kent G. Chiavelli in 1989; and his beloved wife of 58 years, Lilla M. (Chipman) Chiavelli in 1998. Friends may visit 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at Mit-chell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at the funeral home with Pastor Peter Remick officiating with a reception immediately after at the Edward K. Arey Building, Route 15, North Bucksport. Interment in the spring will be at Riverview Cemetery, North Bucksport. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Edward K. Arey Building Fund, care of Kenneth Foster Sr., 23 Water St., Suite 405, Bangor, ME 04401.