Donald R. Wilson
1935 - 2020
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Donald R. Wilson, 85, of 270 Barre Road, died peacefully in his residence Sunday morning, November 15, 2020, after a long illness.

He was born in Englewood, NJ on March 28, 1935, son of the late William H. and Caroline D. (Ebbighausen) Wilson and was a graduate of Tenafly, NJ High School. He later attended Farleigh Dickinson University. Originally from Hopkinton, MA, he lived in Phillipston for many years. Don proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy during the Korean War.

Don founded Wilson Associates. He was an active member of Phillipston Historical Society, Queen Lake Campers Association, American Legion and VFW. An avid golfer, Don also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

His wife, Valerie (Kempskie) Wilson, died in 1999. He leaves his children, Jeannie Conti and her husband Scott of Marlboro, Stephen W. Wilson and his wife Patricia of Worcester, Peter Wilson and his wife Paula of Phillipston, Amy Wilson Kent and her husband Jiggs of Hopkinton, Nancy Wilson of Phillipston, Suzanne Twirbutt and her husband Christopher of CA and Sarah Aarden and her husband Mark of Ashland; his partner Sheila Buell of Phillipston; nine grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, William H. Wilson and Robert H. Wilson.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Burial will be in Lower Cemetery, Phillipston.

Memorial donations may be made to Phillipston Congregational Church, Phillipston Library or Phillipston Historical Society.

Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.

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Published in Athol Daily News on Nov. 16, 2020.
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December 1, 2020
We have many fond memories of Uncle Don. He was always welcoming, friendly, and fun. Sending all the Wilsons my condolences.
Beth Meltzer
November 28, 2020
Our condolences to your family. Our own family shares a rich memory of your father and your mother's friendship and generosity to our parents, especially to our mother, and the joy of our own childhood friendships with some of you. Our days at what we called, affectionately, Wilson's lake are getting to be a long time ago. But the news of your father's death reminds us all of the love we all shared for your family.
Jim Donnellan
November 21, 2020
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Karen Kempskie-Aquino
November 19, 2020
Don always welcomed everyone with open arms. He enjoyed visits with family and friends. A boat ride, rhino adventure or sled run would bring him happiness and a story to be told. Don will be greatly missed but not forgotten. We are honored to have kniwn him.
Loren Brown& Patti Murphy Brown
Loren Brown
November 18, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Amy calnan
November 17, 2020
Don was one of the best skylight salesman that I ever met during my thirty + year career in commercial daylighting design and implementation ... He was a wonderful person and loved his family very much . My relationship with his son Steve spanned many decades and we enjoyed numerous successes and a strong personal relationship..inside
and outside of work. I offer my deepest sympathies to the Wilson family for their loss.
Personal regards to all the family members that I spent time with over the years...
Dan Cherney
November 17, 2020
My condolences to Stephen and the rest of the family.
November 17, 2020
I had the pleasure of meeting Don Wilson back in the 1980s, when I worked for Super Sky products. He has a great man and good family man.
My deepest sympathy goes out to his family and friends.
God bless your soul,
Stelios Fakiroglou
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