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Pete Wilson


1960 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Pete Wilson Obituary
Peter McCann Wilson was born in Troy, NY, June 26 1960, one of five children of Peter and Joan McCann. He was full of love and compassion to his last breath on September 19, 2017.

Life to Pete was a great adventure. When he was five years old he ran away to visit the Bronx Zoo and when he was 16 he hopped a train and joined the Barnum Bailey Circus for what would become a two-year stint, traveling the east coast, responsible for feeding the elephants and running the main curtain for the circus.

Pete lived and worked all across the USA. He was known as an honest and hard worker. His passion as a tradesman became painting. He said he felt he was "doing the Lord's work" when he painted churches. After years of roaming, Pete came to Berlin in 2005 to work as a Foreman for And-Good, Inc., where it was his great joy to paint 8 churches, working with an employer who became family.

Pete and Deana McCann of Hoosick Falls were married in 2009. Through marriage he was "Pappa Pete" to 8 children, 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was the beloved son-in-law of Mary Catalfamo.

With his lighthearted way of seeing life, his easy laughter, and his quick uninhibited expressions of love, Pete made his way into the hearts of Herb Anderson, Charlie and Sue Bedford, Ron and Billie Jo Brock, Kent Goodermote and Lilly Hewitt, Kurt Jansen, Victor Lecce, Donnie Pritchart, and Cheryl Thibodeau to create in his Berlin home the extended family he always dreamed to have.

Pete was drawn to the ocean, lakes, rivers and streams, and often meditated near water.

SERVICES: A celebration of his life will be held at 11:30AM on Sunday, October 8th near the stream at the Berlin Rod and Gun Club, 2557 Plank Road, Berlin. "Pete's Party," including a luncheon, will follow the service, as he wished. All welcome.

Contributions in Pete's memory may be made to The Berlin Rod and Gun Club, PO Box 381, Berlin, NY 12022. Full obit at ParkerBrosMemorial.com
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 30, 2017
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