Obituary of Edward William Wilson
Edward Wilson, 77, of Englewood Florida, formerly of Rhode Island, passed away suddenly on June 10, 2023. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Gail Fagan Wilson also of Englewood. Edward is the son of the late Edward Wilson and Isabelle (Selinsky) Wilson of Elizabeth, New Jersey. He leaves behind two children, Barbara Truman, of Tucson, Arizona, Mark Wilson and daughter-in-law Emily, of North Kingstown, RI. He has his grandchildren, Brian, granddaughter-in-law Helen (Vo) Truman, Jacob Truman, and Ben, Belle and Brynne Wilson, who he loved dearly. Edward also leaves behind three siblings, sister Maureen O’Brien of Little Silver, NJ, brother Rick Wilson and wife Pat of Manasquan, NJ, and Janet Chaballa and husband Paul of Belford, NJ along with close family friend Fr Francis O’Loughlin. Edward had many close friends from all chapters of his life as well.
Edward is a US Navy Veteran where he served on an aircraft carrier as a Propulsion Officer. He was enjoying retirement in Florida after living in North Kingstown, RI, Scotch Plains, NJ and Cranston, RI. Edward was employed as a banker and financial officer before retiring. Throughout his life he was very active in his community as a volunteer, coach and as an avid runner. More recently, Edward was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and Englewood Senior Softball league.
A memorial service will be held at the St. Francis of Assisi Church on Monday, June 19, 2023 at 9:30am. Final funeral arrangements will be held in Rhode Island with interment immediately following at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter, RI.
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