George Banas, 62, of Hamden, passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 8, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Elaine Colomonico Banas. George was born in Bridgeport on February 11, 1952; son of Mary Faustine Banas and the late George Banas. George obtained his Master’s Degree from Southern CT State University and was a Real Estate Broker and owner/operator of Investors Realty Inc. Devoted father of Matthew and Christopher Banas. Brother of Robert (Teri) Banas, David (Tina) Banas and Jane Higgins. Son-in-law of Kaye and Joseph Colomonico. Brother-in-law of Joseph (Jill) Colomonico and the late Jim Higgins. George is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was active in community service including Boy Scout Troops 604 and 608 of Hamden and St. Rita Knights of Columbus Council. Family was the center of his life. He cherished his wife and was deeply proud of the accomplishments of his sons. He treasured summers on Cape Cod when the boys were growing up and later he and his wife enjoyed regular trips to Newport and various destinations around the country. He was a kind and gentle person and liked by everyone who had the pleasure to know him. He will be dearly missed.

His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Thursday morning at 9:15. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Rita Church at 10:00. Internment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of George Banas may be made to St. Rita Knights of Columbus Council, 1620 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06517.