Michael G. Wilbur

Michael G. Wilbur, 58, of Manchester, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford.

Michael was born in Rockville, Jan. 4, 1955, son of the late Melvin G. and Florence I. (Sage) Wilbur. He resided in Manchester for most of his life and before his ill health was employed by Coca-Cola Bottling Co. and also Wise Potato Chips Co. Michael enjoyed life, especially spending time with his grandchildren, and his interests included motorcycles, cars, bowling, and the horse tracks.

Michael is survived by his sons and daughters, Michael C. Wilbur, Christina Colwell, Robert Wilbur, and Erica Thompson; nine grandchildren; his brothers and sisters, Evelyn G. Clarke, Anthony H. Wilbur, Susan J. Timreck, Robert A. Wilbur, and Jennifer M. Shea; and several nieces and nephews.

A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 4 p.m. at Watkins Funeral Home, 142 E. Center St., Manchester. Burial will be private.

Calling hours will be Saturday, April 20, prior to the service from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to , P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

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Funeral Home

Holmes Funeral Home
400 Main Street Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 643-2441

Published in Journal Inquirer from Apr. 19 to Apr. 23, 2013