Clement S. Wilson Jr. ’57

Clement S. Wilson Jr. ’57 died on January 20, 2019, in Greenfield, Massachusetts. 

(The following appeared online at in January 2019:)

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, Mass. Clem was born April 13, 1935 in Brunswick, Maine. His parents were Elizabeth Davenport (Hawkins) and Clement Skolfield Wilson Sr.

He is survived by his wife of sixty years, MaryLouise Wilson, his three children and spouses, son Steven and Elaine Wilson of Orange Park, FL; son David & Ellen Wilson of Philadelphia, PA; daughter Ellen and Kevin White of Leyden, MA; grandchildren Abigail and Nicholas Wilson; Shane, Jenna and John Wilson; Ethan and Hannah White; sister Julia Stevens of Brunswick, Maine; sister Mary and 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 and their three children moved to Topsham and then Brunswick, Maine, where they lived for over thirty years. His career in education was as a teacher in CT and a teacher and principal in Maine. Clem also served three terms on the Brunswick Town Council.
Clem and MaryLou were avid sailors and sailed the Maine Coast every summer with their children. Through the years Clem and MaryLou enjoyed restoring and working on seven sailboats and three power boats.

In 2003 they moved to northern FL to be near son Steven and family. Summers were spent in their RV traveling to CT, MA, and Maine to visit family and 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 and 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, and the First Parish Choir in Brunswick.

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.

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