George Richard Hinckley III


George Richard Hinckley III, also known as “Captain George,” of East Falmouth and formerly of Oak Bluffs, died on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Falmouth Hospital from complications associated with pneumonia. He was 68.

In his varied life he worked as a towboat captain, master butcher, theater electrician, and retail manager. A licensed captain, he enjoyed boating and the sea, and was an accomplished organist.

George was born in Oak Bluffs to George R. Hinckley Jr., who predeceased him, and Dorothy (Francis) Hinckley, and was the stepson of the late Sidney White. He was the husband of Judith Marie (Moniz) Hinckley.

A 1963 graduate of Lawrence High School, Captain George was a member of the Falmouth Civil Defense and Falmouth Theater Guild. He was also a past member of the Martha’s Vineyard Mason’s Lodge.

In addition to his wife of 37 years, he leaves his mother, Dorothy F. White of Martha’s Vineyard; foster son George Showalter and his partner Kayla Gibbons of Bourne; grandchildren James and Aiden Showalter and Brooke Gibbons; sister Pat Sylvia of Martha’s Vineyard and half-brother S. Robert White of North Carolina; niece Rachel Houston; two great-nieces, one great-nephew and a large in-law family.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11 am, Saturday, March 28, in St. Anthony’s Church, 167 East Falmouth Hwy., East Falmouth. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to the George Richard Hinckley III Memorial Fund, ℅ Cape Cod 5, 763 Main Street, Falmouth, MA 02540. For online guestbook, obituary and directions, please visit