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JOHN N. WILSON Jr. Obituary
WILSON, John N., Jr. Of West Roxbury, formerly of Brookline, on March 25, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Theresa A. "Terrie" (Flannery) Wilson. Loving father of John "Jack" N. Wilson, III and wife Marylou of Lakeville, Mary Lee Dunn and husband William "Buzz" of Boston, Nancy W. Merck and husband Thomas of Ridgewood, NJ, Judith A. Wilson of Norwood, Mark C. Wilson and wife Jennie of New Albany, OH, Peter T. Wilson and wife Lori of Walpole and the late Gregg J. Wilson. Cherished grandfather of Erica and Mackenzie Wilson, John Wilson and wife Rebecca, Brian Wilson, William Dunn and wife Ashley, Laura Dunn, Catherine and Margaret Merck, Connor, Ryan and Jack Wilson, and Michael, Quinn and Patrick Wilson. Great grandfather of Fiona Wilson. Dear brother of Margaret Manning and husband John of Chelmsford, sister-in-law Frances Flannery of Brookline, and the late Nancy Fitzgerald and husband George of Connecticut. Also survived by many treasured nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Bell-O'Dea Funeral Home, 376 Washington St., BROOKLINE, Monday morning at 9:10 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Brookline at 10:00. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Sunday from 4 7. John was born and raised in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School. He served in the National Guard and worked as a draftsman at Stone & Webster where he met Terrie, his wife of 60 years. Later, he was clerk of the works on some of Boston's major architectural developments including Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the Christian Science Plaza and as Manager of the Massport Rehabilitation Project, overseeing the redevelopment of Boston's Fish Pier and Logan Airport. He and Terrie raised seven children in Brookline, where he was a CYO hockey and Little League baseball coach and an active member of the Brookline Town Meeting for twelve years and served as President of the Brookline Town Meeting Association. He also loved Ireland and visited as often as he could. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mr. Wilson may be made to the adult developmental disabilities program, Community Support Services, 24-26 Bridge Street, Watertown, MA 02472. www.bellodeafuneralhome.com
Published in The Boston Globe from Mar. 29 to Mar. 30, 2014
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