George Wallace Anthes passed away peacefully April 7, 2022 at Lowell General Hospital. The family would like to thank the incredible staff at Lowell General Hospital, with a special thank you to the nurses who cared for George in his final days.
George was the youngest of two sons born, April 4th, 1941 in Springfield MA to William Anthes and Mary (Wallace) Anthes. He attended Cathedral High School in Springfield MA and received his BA in English at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester MA. He was a Presidential Scholar and received his JD from Boston College Law School in Chestnut Hill, MA but his allegiance was always to his beloved Crusaders even when his only daughter went to BC. He also received his Masters in Taxation from Boston University.
He met his beloved wife Beverly (Pedroso) Anthes on a blind date in 1964 and he had been with her ever since celebrating 56 anniversaries.
George was stationed at Pease Air Force base during the Vietnam War. A new legal opportunity brought George to Lowell MA in 1972 and he began to call Lowell his home for the rest of his life. Lowell was the place he began his interest in politics and ran a couple of successful campaigns for city council in the late 70’s and 80’s. He worked for the Secretary of State’s office in the Corporations Division in the 90’s until his retirement in 2010. He was also a professor of business law and politics at Southern New Hampshire University and UMASS- Lowell. His interest in politics took him in another direction and he loved his time on WCAP Lowell in the 90’s and 00’s. In his last years George enjoyed being a part of the program City Life on local access and Facebook Live. He was a man of integrity who lived his life with strong beliefs. He would always give others respect even if they did not agree with his views and he enjoyed debating on the issues of the day.
George adored his only daughter Pamela Huckaby, her husband Malcolm Huckaby and his four grandchildren, Emily Sullivan, Alexa, Jacob and Austin Huckaby. He enjoyed watching them play sports and always wanted updates when he could no longer go see them play.
The family will be holding a funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church, 144 East Merrimack St., Lowell on Tuesday April 19th at 11:00 a.m.. His burial service will be held privately at Massachusetts National Cemetery at Bourne. Arrangements by the MAHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 187 Nesmith Street, Lowell, 978-452-6361. Memorials in his name to the Immaculate Conception Building Fund, 3 Fayette St., Lowell MA 01852 or to the Monastery of St. Clare, 445 River Road, Andover MA 01810.
Prayers and condolences to Bev and the family. I always enjoyed my time on the radio and City Life with George.
I will miss you tremendously Georgie. You were always very kind to me and my heart is broken to hear of your passing. I will give you the honor of a moment of silence and darkened chamber for you, my friend, and know that you will be truly missed. Love ya.
Thoughts are with you Beverly. George was a great guy and will be missed.
George was my first radio gig at WCAP. He was a smart and fun guy. May his memory be a blessing.
So sorry to hear of your loss, Bev. You will be in our thoughts during this difficult time.
Donna and I are saddened of George’s passing. May his memories and contributions to life be everlasting.
I had the opportunity of working with George a number of years ago and I am grateful that I had that chance. Beverly, my thoughts and prayers are with you, George and your family.
Prayers and condolences on the passing of Mr. Anthes. My dad had always enjoyed chatting with George about politics especially on the radio . Dad was “godfather” to a candidate running for congress at the time, and he would laugh and joke with dad that he had the “godfather” calling in to his WCAP show. May you enjoy some more laughs with dad , high up in the sky.
My goodness. I am so sorry. For this tragic loss.
I met George. When I ran for city council.
I just read the obituary.
And George actually passed away two months after my mother. Mary Merrill.
Who alot of people knew.
Anyways. May George live. On forever. In