George H. "Wompi" Valler, 86, of Bourne, died Monday, August 24, 2020 at Royal Cape Cod Nursing Home. He was the husband of the late Frances L. (Donnell) Valler.
Born in Plymouth, he was the son of the late Irving Clifton and Mary Aldina (Diozzi) Valler. He was a descendent of Quadequina, brother of Massasoit, and was a proud member of the Royal House of Pokanoket Tribe, Pokanoket Nation. Before his stroke, he made Native American crafts and sold them at area Pow-Wows.
Mr. Valler served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict from 1953 to 1957.
A resident of Kingston for many years, he also lived in E. Wareham before moving to Buzzards Bay 10 years ago. He previously worked as a carpenter and cabinet maker, owned and operated his own paint store, and was a real estate broker. He also served as an auxiliary police officer in Kingston.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was extremely proud of his American Indian heritage.
Survivors include his sons, Wayne Valler of Middleboro and Scott Valler of Bridgewater, John Barboza of Onset, Paul Barboza of Granby, and David Barboza of Hannibal, NY; his sister, Charlotte Pannunzio. Also surviving are ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brothers, the late Clifton S. Valler, Gordon Valler, David Valler, Ed Wall.
Services will be held at a later date.