Laura Willson

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Laura Anne Willson, age 90, of York, Pa., died peacefully in her sleep, on Monday, April 21, 2014, following a long battle with dementia. The daughter of Marie McCarty and Norman Albert Austin, Laura was born in Erie on August 2, 1923, the youngest of three sisters.

She attended East High School.

Laura was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick S. Willson, who passed away October 2, 1997.

She is survived by five children, Christine McGovern of San Diego, Calif., Kathaleen Patierno of Dallastown, Pa., Dennis Willson of Devon, Pa., Douglas Willson of Midlothian, Va., and Frederic Willson of Colchester, Conn.; sixteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Final arrangements will be announced at a later date by the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Rd. To send condolences, visit

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Published in the Erie Times-News on Apr. 23, 2014
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