Vern F. Wilson

Watertown, New York


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Vern F. Wilson, 78, of LaFargeville and formerly of 933 Leray St., Watertown, passed away Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at the Hospice Residence at the Ellis Farm, Watertown.

Her funeral will be 2 pm Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown.  Burial will follow in the Brownville Cemetery.  Calling hours are Wednesday beginning at 12 noon until the time of the service.

She is survived by two daughters Susan (Stephen) Calhoun, LaFargeville, Lisa Morgan (Nate Liberty), VT; a son Carl Burdick, Jr., New York; her grandchildren Dannielle Steady, Kimberley Moore, Jennifer Rehm, Jason Morgan, Jr., Catarina Morgan, Scarlett “Rosie” Morgan and Willow Morgan; 4 great grandchildren; 3 brothers John and Claude Wilson of Watertown and Joe Wilson, TX; 2 sisters Lee Wales and Joyce Meeks, both of Dexter; many nieces and nephews.  A brother Donald Wilson predeceased her.

She was born in Watertown, May 28, 1941, a daughter to Grayden Emory and Ida Belle Cousins Wilson.  Vern was a production operator at the New York Air Brake and Stature Electric, both in Watertown, for many years.

Vern married Carl Burdick, Sr., August 11, 1956.  He predeceased her.

She was a member of the Italian-American Club, American Legion Post #61, the Busy B.G.’s in Brownville and the Evans Mills Senior Group.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.

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To the family of Verne Wilson: On behalf of the Ladies of the Italian American Auxiliary, we extend our sincerest sympathy on your loss. Verne came to our meetings, until her illness struck, and she enjoyed them immensely. We all miss her.
Sincerely, Florence Martino, President IACA Ladies Auxiliary, Watertown, NY.

Aunt Vern you were a rock in my life when all I had was sand around me. You showed me in so many ways how to forgive and forget, how to be true to myself, how to hold my head up high. I'll never forget our trip to the Bahamas, or our Friday nights at the carriage house. We had sooo many great times together. I know your at peace now. You will forever be in my heart. RIP now chickie. I will miss you!!!!!!