Hampton, New Hampshire----Robert Brennan Wilson, 85, formerly of 18 Burgundy Drive in Hampton died at the St. Francis Healthcare Center, Laconia, New Hampshire on Sunday, August 6, 2006.
Mr. Wilson was born May 23, 1921 in Painesville, Ohio, the son of the late Robert and Elizabeth (Brennan) Wilson. He graduated from John Carroll University in 1942, completed Navy midshipman training at Notre Dame University and subsequently served aboard the USS Crater AK-70 in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. He saw further active duty with the Navy during the Korean War and retired at the rank of Lieutenant Commander after 16 years of service to his country.
Mr. Wilson lived in Midland, Michigan for 40 years before moving to New Hampshire in 2003. He was employed by the Dow Chemical Company in Midland for 25 years, retiring in 1984.
Mr. Wilson was a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and was president and Board member of the Midland County Council on Aging. He was also active with the Midland Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Wilson was a loving and devoted husband and father who touched many lives with his gentleness and humor. He will be greatly missed. Survivors include his wife, Rosemary (Smith) Wilson, of Laconia; three daughters, Marylou Thompson, of Hampton, Judy Henck and her husband, Patrick, of Pendleton, Indiana and Margaret Philp and her husband, Dennis, of Akron, Ohio; five grandchildren, Kent Thompson, Suzanne Thompson, Scott Thompson and his wife, Terryann, Michael Philp and his wife, Michelle, and Susan Goetz and her husband, Eric; three great grandchildren, Victoria and Alexandria Thompson and Spencer Philp.
A Memorial Mass was celebrated on Friday, August 11, 2006 at the St. Francis Healthcare Center Chapel. A burial, with full military honors, was held at the NH State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, NH.
Memorial donations may be made to the N.H. State Veterans Cemetery Association, PO Box 626, Concord, NH 03302-0626 or to the St. Francis Healthcare Center, 406 Court Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH was in charge of the arrangements.