ORLAND – George J. Feeley, 70, died Feb. 1, 2008, after a brief illness. George was born Aug. 24, 1937, in New Haven Conn., son of George D. Feeley and Marion N. (MacCauliffe) Feeley. George graduated in 1955 from the New Haven school system and after passing a civil service exam, he was appointed patrolman with the New Haven Police Department. George served on New Haven’s first radar enforcement unit, was promoted to the motorcycle division, also was promoted to detective of what was known as gambling and narcotics division, and also served as a homicide detective. George’s service on the New Haven police force went from January 1959 and he retired August 1975, as a sergeant. During his time on the force, he received the Medal of Honor for his involvement in a shoot out at the Winchester Manufacturing Co. with a gunman who was wanted for homicide. After retiring from the police force in New Haven in late 70s, he went on to do private investigation. He served two terms as second selectman for the town of Killingworth, Conn., and finally retired to Maine in the mid 1980s. He served member and president of the Buck’s Mills Rod and Gun Club for many years, treasurer and member of the Trapper’s Association, served on the board of director’s of the Reach School, Bucksport. George had an opportunity to successfully participate in the 2007 Moose Hunt with his son, Daniel and friend, Norman. He is survived by his mate and companion of 10 years, Julie MacDonald of Orland; his son, Dan and his wife, Renee Feeley, of Killingworth, Conn., his son, Michael and his wife, Deb Feeley, of Burlington, Texas; his daughter, Susanne Sliney of West Haven, Conn.; his daughter, Irene Murdock and her husband, Scott, of Branon, Fla.; grandson, Michael Feeley of Ellsworth; as well as five additional grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his great friend and fishing buddy, Howard Soper; Julie’s children, Keving MacDonald and Kelly Frye; his extended family, Joyce Hanscom, Barbara Varnum, Brenda Fowler and Jeffrey Soper; as well as many great friends and coffee companions. He was predeceased by his sister, Barbara Noel of West Haven, Conn.; and a daughter, Colleen Feeley of New Haven, Conn. The family thanks Dr. Robert Baroody and the staff at Blue Hill Family Medicine for their great care and support. Family and friends will gather for visitation 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, until the time of the funeral service 2 p.m. at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in George’s name to the Bucks Mills Rod and Gun Club, care of Floyd Clement, 359 Bucksmills Road, Bucksport, ME 04416 or to the Maine Trappers Association, care of T. Perkins, 1826 Hudson Road, Hudson ME 04449.