A spirited explorer who embraced life’s adventures from traversing wooded trails to circumnavigating the globe, embarked on his final journey on Sunday, November 19th, 2023. He was the beloved husband of the late Sara Ann (MacDonald) DeChambeau, and the son of the late Morrison Earl DeChambeau and Doris Adeline (Malouin) DeChambeau.
Born with an insatiable curiosity, George’s life was a testament to his passion for discovery and problem-solving.
In the 1950’s, while serving in Naval Aviation, George’s aerial journey over the Caribbean ignited a longing for the sea, leading to a lifelong dream to sail the world. In 1994, accompanied by his beloved wife Sara, he set sail aboard their treasured Kemo Sabay, spending the better part of a decade at sea, fulfilling their shared dream of circumnavigation.
A tenacious and inquisitive soul, George dedicated himself to understanding and resolving challenges, whether navigating complex fire control systems in the Navy, repairing a neighbor’s lawnmower, or rebuilding an MG Midget. Even at 86, he insisted on maintaining his home and yard, demonstrating an unmatched ability to fix anything that crossed his path.
George’s thirst for knowledge extended beyond earthly matters; he pondered the mysteries of the ancients, UFOs, and the afterlife, always seeking to prepare for what lay beyond.
A proud graduate of Brockton High School, George’s pursuit of learning led him to the Navy, stationed in Bermuda, and later to the Boston Navy Yard while attending night school at Northeastern University, where he earned an Associate Degree in Electronics. Throughout his 60 years of marriage to Sara, they raised three children: Mark, Michael, and Lisa.
His tenure of over 35 years within the Navy Department showcased his dedication and expertise. Settling on Prudence Island post-circumnavigation, George forged lifelong friendships with individuals like Matt, Dick, Dave, Jim, George, Owen, and many more, regaling us with tales of their shared escapades.
A devoted father, mentor, and friend, George’s immense heart touched countless lives. To his family and friends, he was an irreplaceable icon. While his absence leaves a profound void, there is solace in knowing he has reunited with his cherished wife, Sara.
George is survived by his children Mark (Maryanne) DeChambeau, Micheal (Kimberly Deppen) DeChambeau, and Lisa DeChambeau; his grandchildren Emily (Michael) O’Donoghue, Evan (Lindsey Hall) DeChambeau, Christopher (Erin Woods) DeChambeau, and Kathryn DeChambeau; his great-granddaughter Cora O’Donoghue, as well as his siblings James DeChambeau and Joanne (DeChambeau) Chassey. George was pre-deceased by his brother Paul DeChambeau.