Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home Obituaries

George H. Priesing, 86, on January 28, 2022

ATTLEBORO – George H. Priesing, 86, of Attleboro passed away Friday, January 28, 2022 at home. 

Born February 18, 1935 in Boston, he was a son of the late Henry G. and Rose S. (Toto) Priesing.

George grew up in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston and lived in both Sharon and Mansfield for many years before moving to Attleboro 14 years ago.  He was a loving son who helped care for his quadriplegic father. 

He worked as a draftsman at American Tool & Machine in Hyde Park for 25 years and then was a cook at the Halfway Café Dedham before becoming the owner and chef at the Country Inn in Mansfield from 1974-1976 and also cooked for the Franklin Country Club.

He attended Stonehill College, receiving food supervision and nursing homes certification and worked at Sharon Manor for seven years and later cooked at various local nursing homes.  He also worked at Stop & Shop and Home Depot during retirement.

George was a member of the 100th 1st Division of the National Guard during the Korean War assigned to Headquarters Battery 26th Division Artillery, Boston , MA  Circa 1957 with the title of CWC-3 motor officer at age 22

He enjoyed boating on the Sharon Lake and his scratch tickets.  Also loved his time meeting his buddies at Honey Dew Donuts in Mansfield for over forty years.

George was a huge animal lover and was devoted to his cats and dogs.  He enjoyed feeding the birds, drawing and enjoyed watching war movies.

He is survived by his five children: Cindi and husband Steve Sousa of North Attleboro, Keith and wife Sue of Attleboro, Kevin of Attleboro, Paul and husband Steve of Kentucky and Kim Olson and husband Mark of Arizona;

Two sisters: Jacqueline Sullivan of South Easton and Joanne O’Rourke of Kingston;

He was grandfather of Andrea Belcastro (Andy), Steven Sousa, Joshua Priesing (Julie), Curtis Priesing (Gianna), Jessica Priesing (Taylor), Samantha Griffin, Christopher Griffin and Zachary Priesing and the late Michael Shawn Sousa.

Great-grandfather of Braeden, Tayla, Gavin, Aiden, Landen, Noah, Sophia, Sawyer and Scarlett. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, including the late Joseph O’Rourke and the late Joey Sullivan. He is also survived by several cousins.

He was former husband of Sallie Priesing of Kentucky for 51 years.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, February 12 from 4-5:30 p.m. at Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro with a funeral home service at 5:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in his name to Friends of the Attleboro Animal Shelter, 27A Pond Street North, Attleboro, MA 02703 and/or Amedisys Foundation (Compassionate Care Hospice), 3854 American Hwy, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816.