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Obituary: Thomas B. Wilson

Published September 17, 2015 at 11:53 a.m.

Thomas B. Wilson
  • Thomas B. Wilson

Thomas B. Wilson, 81 of Essex died on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at the Vermont Respite House in Williston.

He was born in Rutland, VT on January 28, 1934 the son of the late Bernard M. and Madeline (Daley) Wilson. He was predeceased by two sisters, Madeline Ann in 1941 and Mary Dempsey in 2014.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Dorothy (Bergeron) Wilson of Essex; two sons, Terald and wife Nancy of Hinesburg and Hal and wife Lauralee of Georgia, VT; five grandchildren, Jessica of Shelburne, Heather of Fairfield and Hillary, Mindy and Cory all of Essex; six great-grandchildren Noah, Grayson, Charlotte, Amelia, Maxwell and Aiden. He leaves many nieces and nephews including two special nieces, Carol Hardy and Patty Dykus and two special nephews, Michael and Steve Dempsey as well as a large extended family of the Bergerons.

In Rutland Tom attended St. Peter’s School graduating in 1948 and Mount St. Joseph Academy Class of 1952. He is a veteran of the Korean War serving on the U.S.S. New Jersey (BB 62) as a GM 3/C. He received the Korean Service Medal with two Battle Stars, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, the China Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

After his discharge from the U.S. Navy, he was employed at Queen City Printers and in 1957 went to work for IBM Corporation in Essex Junction and retired in 1987 with thirty years of service. He was one of the “originals” to be hired by IBM. Since his retirement, he had been employed part time at the Village Green Florist.

He is a member of the Quarter Century Club of IBM and a member of the VFW Post #6689 of Essex Jct.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 3 to 6 pm in the Ready Funeral Home Mountainview Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Dr., Essex Jct. Graveside funeral services will be held on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 12 noon at the Vermont Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center, VT. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, VT 05495. To send online condolences, please visit

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