George Zabit

George Zabit

Wednesday, April 2nd, 1941 - Monday, May 25th, 2020
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“Retired, Police Officer, City of Waterbury”
GOSHEN – George Zabit, age 79 of Goshen, passed away unexpectedly on Monday May 25, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of 46 years to Rae (Ashborn) Zabit

George was born on April 2, 1941 in Waterbury the son of the late Peter and Tharsille (Audet) Zabit. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart Grammar School and graduated from Leavenworth High School in Waterbury. He began is distinguished career with the Waterbury Police Department in 1964 and for many years was the Police firearms instructor for the department. He excelled in firearms skills and training and shared his knowledge with the entire cadre of police officers. He was a certified firearms instructor and was a lifetime member of the NRA.
He retired from the W.P.D. in 1996 after 31 years of faithful service. Following his retirement, he was affiliated with the Litchfield Police Department as a fulltime constable and police officer, retiring in 2011.George’s tireless service and commitment to law enforcement was matched only by his dedication to his family and friends. George was an affable guy who enjoyed each and every day. Adored by his family and friends, he always had a story to share and a sage piece of advice. He had a unique wealth of knowledge whether of firearms, sport shooting, woodworking household repairs landscape or everyday problems and issues. He will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know and love him.

Left to honor George’s legacy and cherish his love and memories besides his faithful wife of 46 years, Rae are his children; sons; Peter and his fiancé, Stacey Camp of Goshen, Paul and his wife Jill of Bethlehem and his daughter, Carol Caroso and her husband, Vilmo of Myrtle Beach SC. George was blessed with 4 grandchildren; Aiden Zabit, Talia Zabit, Michelle Mancini and Anthony Caroso.

Due to government restrictions, funeral services for Mr. Zabit will be limited to a graveside committal service on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 11:00 a.m at Mt Olivet Cemetery, Watertown with the Rev Monsignor Robert Tucker, presiding. Immediate members of the family will be permitted outside and all those others present may view the services from the privacy of their own car via webcast services. Waterbury Police Departmental Honors will be accorded Mr. Zabit. A Memorial Mass for Mr. Zabit will be scheduled at St Louis de Montfort Parish, St Anthony of Padua Church, Litchfield as soon as regulations permit and will be announced publicly. Casey’s Eastside Memorial has been honored to assist her family during this most difficult time. Please remember George and his family in your thoughts and prayers. In lieu of flowers, to honor George's memory, donations to WATERBURY PAL 64 Division St Waterbury CT 06704, would be greatly appreciated. Memories endure only if you share then so you are encouraged to leave a condolence, words of comfort or a personal memory with the Zabit family on George’s tribute page at
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    Mount Olivet Cemetery
    599 Platt Road
    Watertown, CT 06795
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Ruth Colligan

Posted at 10:58am
Dear Rae, Pete, and family,
We were sorry to hear about George's death. At the many occasions that Tom and Amy hosted over the years it was always a pleasure to talk with George and listen to his many stories. I know he will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with the entire family during this difficult time.

Nancy Woznicki

Posted at 02:29pm
Dear Rae and Pete, Ted and I are very sorry for your great loss. Try to remember the fun times you had which I am sure were many. George always had a smile and a story to tell. He will be greatly missed. Condolences, Nancy and Ted Woznicki

Lisa Pescetelli

Posted at 11:47am
Carol and Paul!

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. It brings back many cherished childhood memories.
Lisa Kenausis Pescetelli

John F Carroll Jr

Posted at 11:22am
Jack Carroll Chief of Police Watertown Ret. I Have known George from high school days and our work days.He made that all fun even on the bad ones.Great backup person at your side. we had lot in common coming from Levenworth and the same path we took in public service. My condolences to Rae and family. George my you have Blue Sky And Tailwind.

Conrad Carangelo

Posted at 10:36am
Rae,Peter,and family,I want to extend my deepest condolences to all of you for your loss,my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time,God Bless,Conrad

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