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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- William Francis Wilber, 86, of 52 Arnold St. in Williamstown, died Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at the Williamstown Commons.

He was born in Arlington, Vt., on Feb. 10, 1921, a son of the late Winfield S. Wilber and Ethel (Ennis) Wilber Waite. He attended schools in East Arlington, Vt., and graduated from Saratoga Springs High School.

Mr. Wilber was a veteran of World War II and served in the Army.

He was last employed by General Cable Co. in Williamstown for many years until his retirement as a supervisor.

Mr. Wilber was a communicant of St. Raphael’s Church in Williamstown. He was a member of the Richard Reuther Post 152 American Legion in Williamstown. He enjoyed bowling and playing golf. He also enjoyed singing and playing the harmonica. He played bridge at the Harper Center.

His wife was the former Helen Perry, who died on Aug. 25, 1994. They were married on June 2, 1945.

Survivors include one son, Michael D. Wilber and his wife, Peggy, of North Adams; two daughters, Margaret A. Harwood of Williamstown, Jean M. Wysocki and her husband, Dennis, of Pownal, Vt.; five grandchildren Paul Wysocki and Dennis Wysocki of Pownal, Vt., Kelly Garrison of North Adams, Colleen Harwood and Jennifer Harwood of Cheshire; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.

A granddaughter, Penny Marie Roberts, died in 1967. A brother, Donald Waite, died on August 22, 1993.

The funeral for William Wilber will be Saturday, April 28, 2007, at 10:15 a.m. from Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home For Funerals West Chapels, 521 West Main St., North Adams, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Raphael’s Church in Williamstown celebrated by the Rev. Mark Burke, Pastor. Burial with veteran’s honors will be in Eastlawn Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Donations to the Williamstown Commons Activities Fund in care of the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 26, 2007
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