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WINCHENDON – James G. Wilson, Jr., 60, of 316 Ash Street, died Wednesday, February 7, 2018 in Heywood Hospital, Gardner.
He was born in Syracuse, NY on June 2, 1957, son of Bernice (Clark) (Wilson) Baker of Syracuse, NY and the late James G. Wilson. James grew up and graduated from high school in New York, where he lettered in track and football. He had lived in Winchendon for 23 years.
James proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and received the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal and his Sharpshooter Badge Rifle M-16.
While in school, James lettered in track and football. James previously worked for Avery Denison in Fitchburg as a mold technician and was a supervisor at Nypro in Clinton. He also worked as a Supervisor at SMC in Devens until his retirement.
His wife of 31 years, Monika (Mohr) Wilson died in 2013. In addition to his mother, he leaves a sister, Gloria Veal and her husband Larry Veal Sr. of Texas, a nephew Larry Veal Jr., a niece, Tashina Collarro; a brother, Christopher Reese of Syracuse, New York; his caretaker and friend Brenda Blodgett of Winchendon and a host of cousins, family members and friends.
Funeral services in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. The Rev. Daniel Akins will give the eulogy.
A calling hour will precede the funeral on Thursday from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Burial, with military honors will follow in Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon.
Memorial donations may be made to Montachusett Veterans' Outreach Center, Stallings Center, 21 Murdock Avenue, Winchendon, MA 01475.