In Memory of

George

M.

Auchincloss

Obituary for George M. Auchincloss

George Milburn Auchincloss was born in Great Neck, New York to the late Edgar Stirling Auchincloss and Patty {Milburn} Auchincloss on April 26, 1935. He died comfortably at home on November 30, 2020. He had a grand life that he shared with many and held his family first and foremost.

George spent his childhood on his Grandmother’s Farm “Keewaydin” in Darien Connecticut. In 1957 his father had the prescience to turn the farm into the Country Club of Darien and George helped work on the farm to transform it into the club. Here he honed his love of golf and its history and lore.

George lived and worked in Loudonville New York from 1968-1981 where he was a long time and valuable member of The Schuyler Meadows Club.

In 1981 George’s life took another turn when he met his wife Judy at parents‘ weekend dinner at the Gunnery School, now the Frederick Gunn School, where he was an alumni and parent. From that chance meeting they married and settled in Washington, Connecticut in 1983 as full time residents. George loved Washington and all it had to offer from hikes in Steep Rock to paddling his Old Town red Canoe out on Lake Waramaug. He also enjoyed his long time membership in the Washington Club’s golf section. While he went on to play the storied courses all over the world, he loved his nine-hole course and it was there that he made his hole-in -one. His love of tap dancing and of his heroe’s, Fred, Ginger, Gene, Debbie, Cyd, Gregory Hines and so many more, is legendary amongst his close friends and family. You were lucky indeed if he danced his shuffle tap step for you.

He had careers in finance and insurance before he became co-owner of Auchincloss and Silk real estate and broker of record from 1991 to 2002. George maintained the highest standards in business and enjoyed a reputation as an ethical and responsible leader. He retired from business in 2011 and fully enjoyed his life on and off the golf course. George was a beloved member of the community and touched lives with his kindness and interest in others. He was a former member of the Lion’s club in Washington and head of the Washington Ambulance Association. He attended the Gunnery School, Loomis Chaffee School, and Colby College after a two year stint in the army during the Korean War where he was stationed in Hawaii as a medic.

He is survived by his children: Jane Auchincloss of Brunswick, Maine; her twin sister Lee Auchincloss (James Heffren} of South Portland, Maine; Bobbe Navia (Carl Sansaricq} of Manhattan, New York; Larry Milburn { Amanda Seitz} of Washington, Connecticut; three grandchildren, Andrew Gabrielson, Sarabeth Gabrielson and Dakota Milburn; two great grandchildren, Willa and Olsen Gabrielson, and numerous nephews and nieces. Predeceased by his daughter Sarah Auchincloss and his sisters Patty and Ellie Auchincloss and his brother Edgar Auchincloss.

He was a gentleman in the true sense of the word and as his son Larry said he made THE difference in our lives. He will be sorely missed by all who enjoyed his company but he lives in our hearts always.

Please consider a gift to The Frederick Gunn School, Washington, Connecticut in his memory