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Georgina M. Hendrick

February 22, 1933 ~ June 29, 2022 (age 89)


Georgina M. Hendrick, 89, of Storrs Mansfield, CT passed away on June 29, 2022. She was born in Cheshire, CT, daughter to the late Benjamin and Helen (Roberts) Metzler.

Georgina was the retired Dean of Administration at Middlesex Community College and had held several positions throughout the state of Connecticut from Central Office to the University of Connecticut.   She had earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Connecticut in 1957 and a master’s degree in business administration from Western NE College in 1979; as well as held a CPA license in CT.

She was a long time member of the American Society of Women Accountants, to which she held several offices including President and Treasurer.  Georgina was an over 50 year member of SCCA Racing both regional and national from which she won the Gloria Barbour Memorial Award in 1997 for her “Ever Present Yet Unseen Support of the Sport”.  She was a founding member and Secretary/Treasurer in the Western Connecticut Corvette Club from which she received the Presidential Award for Meritorious Service in 1961.

She was very active in her community.  She was a long-time member and active participant of the Windham Hospital Auxiliary, the local chapter of the Special Olympics (especially the local Swim Meet) and the Hole In The Wall Camp in Ashford, CT.

Her favorite hobbies were racing, swimming and her Corvettes.  She loved to travel and to try new things from riding white water rapids to glider plane lessons.  You never knew what Georgie was going to try next.

She was always very active and committed to her family and friends. Everyone in her life became her family. She always had a kind word to say about everyone. If help was needed, she was the first one there to offer her help. She loved with her heart and soul.

She was predeceased by her seven siblings, Mildred, Martha, Benjamin, Thomas, Edwin, Joseph and Dorothy. And by the love of her life and partner Omer Norton Jr. 

Georgina is survived by and was especially close to her brother Benjamin’s wife and 3 children (after he died at a very young age); Janet Metzler Baker, Patricia Taylor and her husband Matthew, Richard Metzler, and Gail Papale and her husband Frederick.   As well as Patricia’s children Stephanie Strus & Christopher Strus, and Gail’s daughter Crystal Metzler MacEachern.

Georgina is also survived by and was especially close to Omer’s 3 children, Cindy Rummel, Connie Smith and Omer (Buddy) Norton III, as well as their children, Derek Rummel & Damon Rummel, Peter Norton, and Devon Smith who knew Georgina their whole lives as “Gramma George”.  

She is also survived by many other nieces, nephews, great nieces &, nephews, great-great nieces & nephews and so, so many true friends.

Her family is especially grateful to Georgie’s full time care-giver Cheryl O. and the other part-time care-givers for their compassionate and loving care.

The family will be having a Celebration of Life gathering at some time in the early Fall.  If you would like to participate in Georgina’s Celebration of Life gathering, please send your contact information to: or contact Potter Funeral Home by August 15, 2022.  Please include the number in your party.   Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Georgina’s name to:

Special Olympics Connecticut, 2666 State Street, Suite 1,

Hamden, CT 06517.

or to:

Hole in the Wall Gang Camp by going online to

or mailed to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, 565 Ashford Center Road, P.O. Box 156, Ashford, CT 06278

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