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Clement Wilson

April 13, 1935 ~ January 20, 2019 (age 83)

Clement Skolfield Wilson Jr., 83, died due to complications from Alzheimer's disease on January 20, 2019 at Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in Greenfield, MA. Clem was born April 13, 1935 in Brunswick, ME. His parents were Elizabeth Davenport (Hawkins) & Clement Skolfield Wilson Sr.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, MaryLouise Wilson of 15 Meridian St, Apt 126, Greenfield, MA 01301, his three children & spouses, son Steven & Elaine Wilson of Orange Park, FL; son David & Ellen Wilson of Philadelphia, PA; daughter Ellen & Kevin White of Leyden, MA; grandchildren Abigail & Nicholas Wilson; Shane, Jenna & John Wilson; Ethan & Hannah White; sister Julia Stevens of Brunswick, ME; sister Mary & Ken Carpenter of Newton, MA and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Clem graduated from Brunswick High School in 1953 and was a distinguished ROTC Military graduate from Bowdoin College in 1957. After graduation he moved to Wilmington, DE to work and met his future wife MaryLouise Matthes. They were married August 30, 1958. Clem was called to active duty and served two years in the 2nd armored division 66 Regiment in Texas and North Carolina. After this duty the Wilson family moved to CT where he entered the education field and received his MEd from the University of Hartford. While in CT he served in the West Hartford Army Reserve.
In 1972 Clem, MaryLou & their three children moved to Topsham and then Brunswick, ME where they lived for over 30 years. His career in education was as a teacher in CT and a teacher and principal in ME. Clem also served three terms on the Brunswick Town Council.
Clem & MaryLou were avid sailors & sailed the Maine Coast every summer with their children. Through the years Clem & MaryLou enjoyed restoring & working on seven sailboats & three power boats.
In 2003 they moved to northern FL to be near son Steven & family. Summers were spent in their RV traveling to CT, MA and Maine to visit family & friends. Due to health reasons in 2014 they moved first to Loomis House in Holyoke, MA and then to The Arbors of Greenfield, MA to be near their daughter Ellen & family.
Throughout his life Clem enjoyed singing. He sang tenor in his college choirs, the St. Augustine FL Community Chorus, Coquina Crossing Chorale in FL & the First Parish Choir in Brunswick, ME.
Clem's family would like to thank the staff at The Arbors of Greenfield, Hospice of Franklin County, the Eventide Singers of Franklin County and the dedicated staff in the dementia unit at Charlene Manor for their loving care.
Internment & a celebration of life will happen this summer in Brunswick, ME. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kostanski Funeral Home in Greenfield, MA. For condolences, please visit www.kostankifuneralhome.com.

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