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Anna (Harrison) Wilson

December 17, 1920 March 6, 2017
Anna (Harrison) Wilson
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Obituary for Anna (Harrison) Wilson

Anna (Harrison) Wilson, age 96, of Stratford, beloved wife of the late Willie Wilson, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 6, 2017 in Bridgeport Hospital.  Mrs. Wilson was born December 17, 1920, in Wilmington, North Carolina, daughter of the late William and Fannie (Frost) Harrison and has been a Stratford resident since 1942, living in the same home for over 65 years.

Anna retired at the age of 89 after 51 years as a dedicated employee from Walgreens Drug Store. She was well known and loved by her fellow staff members, as well as many of her customers, many of whom knew her by name.

After retirement, Anna loved reading books in her free time, was very active in her community, and enjoyed time with others at church activities.

Anna loved being surrounded by all her loved ones.  Her home was full of pictures in beautiful frames, ranging from relatives as young children to her own children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren encompassing their childhood, weddings and Christenings.   She was a very proud mother and grandmother who treated all family as equals and never missed sending personalized cards on holidays and every special occasion.  She always included inspiring words of wisdom and gratitude, reminding them how much she loved, cherished and enjoyed them and was fortunate to have them in her life.

She truly lived as a one-of-a-kind individual.  Anna was very sweet, had an amazing judgement-free lifestyle, took pride in living life in a simplistic manner and never spoke an unkind word. Her pure heart and soul are qualities her family found to be above and beyond.

Survivors include her two sons, William C. Wilson and his wife Susan of Stratford and David E. Wilson and his wife Linda of Southbury; six grandchildren, Lynn Wilson, Mary Gould, Sandra Owen, Karen Milligan, Jenea Wilson, and Jason Wilson; eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Lewis and William H. Harrison and three sisters, Fannie Pearl Hicks, Sadie J. Hart and Hazel Duncan, whom she shared many lifetime memories and loved speaking to on the phone once she moved away from her hometown.

Friends are invited to attend her funeral service officiated by the Reverend Edward Rawls on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main St., Stratford. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may visit with her family Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home.

Anna's family would like to thank her caregiver, Maria for all the kind and loving care she had given her over the years.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to either the St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or The First Congregational Church of Stratford, 2301 Main St., Stratford, CT 06615.

For additional information or to share a message of condolence, visit www.wrmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.

To plant a tree in memory of Anna (Harrison) Wilson, visit the Tribute Store.

Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

12

Mar

2:00 PM 3/12/2017 2:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 3/12/2017 5:00:00 PM
William R. McDonald Funeral Home

2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

William R. McDonald Funeral Home
2591 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Service

Monday

13

Mar

11:00 AM 3/13/2017 11:00:00 AM
William R. McDonald Funeral Home

2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

Officiated by the Reverend Edward Rawls

William R. McDonald Funeral Home
2591 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Interment

Monday

13

Mar

12:00 PM 3/13/2017 12:00:00 PM
Union Cemetery

Temple Court
Stratford, CT 06615

Union Cemetery
Temple Court Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Saint Jude's Children Hospital (our vette site)

262 Danny Thomas Pl
Memphis, TN 38105

First Church Congregational of Stratford

2301 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06614
999
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