George Birkmaier,79, of Nashua, NH and formally from No. Scituate, RI passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, in Brooksville, FL surrounded by his loving family. Raised in Nashua, NH, he was the son of the late Phillip Birkmaier and Lois (Pitarys).
George was a renowned jockey and trainer who spent many years between Rockingham Race Track in Salem, NH, Suffolk Downs, East Boston, Ma., and various other race tracks on the east coast. George and his late wife Claire dreamed of owning their own horse farm. They eventually built what was known as "Maplehurst Farm", named after Claire's family home. His love of horses echoed throughout his life.
George is predeceased by his beloved wife of 43 years, Claire Birkmaier (Di Paolo). He was the brother of the late Robert Birkmaier and Phillip Birkmaier. He was the son of the late Philip Birkmaier. He was affectionately known to his immediate NH family as "Jimmy". He is survived by his two sisters, Sandra Faucher of Nashua, NH and Paula Pitarys of Brooksville, FL, as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and friends.
No services are planned at this time.