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George Bruce Upton, age 73, of Duxbury, died peacefully at his home on December 31, 2017. He was the beloved partner of Joan Fitzgerald with whom he made his home. Born in Boston, MA on September 11, 1944, George was a son of the late George and Sally (Johnson) Upton. He was educated at Holderness NH High School and was a graduate of Harvard University. George attained various degrees including History, Government Economics and English. Following his High School education George entered the US Marine Corps where he proudly served his country as a sergeant during the Vietnam War. He was an avid reader and loved spending time on the ocean sailing. He also enjoyed extensive traveling and eating out at restaurants exploring his culinary palate. Besides leaving his life partner of 25 years, Joan Fitzgerald he was the beloved brother of David Upton and his wife Margie of VA and Mary Upton of Wayland. He is also survived by Liz Fitzgerald and her daughter Katherine Ann Gordon both of Falls Church, VA, Eric and Niamh O’Byrne and their children Siobhan and Cillian of Duxbury and NJ, as well as two nieces. A Memorial service will be held on Sat Feb.10,2018 at 12:30 at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 842 Tremont St., Duxbury, with Rev. Catherine Cullen officiating. Reception following the memorial service.

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