Harry Parker Wilson.
His wife of 55 years, Evelyn (St. Martin) Wilson died in 1998 and his daughter, Leslie-Ann Wilson died in 2000.
He leaves a son, who was his caregiver and with whom he previously lived, Scott A. Wilson of Paxton, and a daughter, Diane (Di) Wilson of Worcester. He also leaves nieces, nephews and many others who considered him their second Dad. In the 1960's Harry and Evelyn were foster parents to four children, whom they loved very much.
He was predeceased by four brothers; Edwin, Gale, Roger and Thomas and four sisters; Lili Turney, Mona Robinson, Dorothy Wilson and Olive Caron.
Harry was born on February 6, 1921 and was raised in Oakdale, MA, son of George A. and Elizabeth A. (Gale) Wilson. He graduated from Major Edwards High School where he was Captain of the baseball team (later playing on West Boylston's Semi-Pro league). A Marine Corps veteran of WWII, Harry served in occupied Okinawa with VMF 312. He later worked at Wood Lumber Co., O.S. Walker and C.K. Smith from which he retired after 20 years.
Harry's major interest was candlepin bowling; he was on the bowling leagues of Jefferson, Colonial Lanes and Bay Path lanes. He even had an appearance on "Candlepins for Cash". He was a Red Sox and Patriots fan, enjoyed card games, word games, chess and crossword puzzles. He was a "do-it-yourselfer" and could fix anything. He also had amazing woodworking skills. He moved to Paxton in 1953 and built his home in the 1960's with the help of his brother-in-law, Chet Witkowski.
Harry was a devoted husband and father. He was honest and caring, always trying to help those in need. He always put his family first. He was our hero and we will miss him beyond words.
The family would like to thank the staff at Golden Living for their dedication and caring; AseraCare Hospice, and the staff at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home where he had spent six months. Those wishing to honor Harry may do so by contributing to the Golden Living Center/The Hermitage, 383 Mill Street, Worcester, MA 01602.
To honor his wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. Burial will be private. Graham, Putnam and Mahoney of Worcester is handling arrangements.