George Robert Wilson
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Hyde Park - George Robert Wilson, 83 years old, of Hyde Park, died peacefully on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 2, 1929 in New Milford, CT and was the son of the late George F. and Betty Morehouse Wilson.
George was self-employed as a logger and truck driver and had a strong work ethic. He was an avid sports fan and was a member of the Dutchess County Fast Pitch Softball Hall of Fame and a member of the Beacon Semi-Pro Twilight League. He was a men's championship bowler and a member of the Men's Championship Touch Football and was an accomplished billiards player. As a young man, he was drafted into the Minor League by the Philadelphia Phillies but due to an accident, returned home to be with his father. He loved the New York Yankees and enjoyed playing cards.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Frances Jenny Wilson and his sister, Georgia Jackson. George is survived by his loving children, Charles R. Wilson of New Milford, CT and Nancy Michaud and her husband, John, of Bridgeport, CT; his step-son, Edward Wilson and his wife, Marilyn, of Afton, NY and his daughter-in-law, Christine Wilson of Afton, NY; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren also survive, as well as many loved nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 6 - 9 pm at the Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Home, 900 Rt. 82, Hopewell Junction, NY. Additional calling hours will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 10 - 11:30 am at the Daigle & Nadeau Funeral Home, 14 East Main St., Fort Kent, Maine 04743, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Charles Church, St. Francis Maine at 12pm Interment will take place in the Spring at St. Francis Cemetery, St Francis, ME.
For directions or to send the family an online condolence, please visit www.hudsonvalleyfuneralhomes.com
Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Home
900 Route 82 Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Apr. 9, 2013