Sidney H. Wilson, 86, of Somers, beloved husband of June I. (Zeiler) Wilson, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Johnson Memorial Hospital, Stafford Springs.
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Born in Stafford Springs on Sept. 24, 1927, son of the late Robert H. Wilson and Mae (Desso) Wilson, he was a lifelong resident. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II with the 11th Airborne Company and received the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal in Japan. Before retiring he was employed by the Design Structure Company of Bloomfield for 20 years and, earlier, for the Ledger Star Builders for 14 years. He was a member of the Scantic Valley Antique Engine Club, was a founding member of the Somers Snowmobile Club, and was a past volunteer for the Somers Fire Department. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family and enjoyed time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Sid and June just celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary with their family.
In addition to his wife, June, he leaves his children, Dale B. Wilson and his wife, Susan, of Enfield and Donna R. Perkins and her husband, Marty, of Ronan, Mont.; four grandchildren and their spouses, Jeremy and Becky Avery, Jason and Amy Avery, Josh and Renee Wilson and Heidi Gilmore and Kevin Best; and six great-grandchildren, Nick and Austin Gilmore and Jake, Zach, Regan, and Maddie Avery.
His funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Somers Funeral Home, 354 Main St., Somers. Burial will follow with military honors at West Cemetery, Somers.
His family will receive friends Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Somers Baptist Church, 40 Battle St., Somers, CT 06071.
For online expressions of sympathy and for directions, visit us at
Somers Funeral Home
354 Main Street
Somers, CT 06071
Published in Journal Inquirer from Apr. 19 to Apr. 23, 2014