Ernest “Jack” Wilson


Ernest “Jack” Wilson, Jr., 73, of Riverside, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at his home surrounded  by his loving family. He was the husband of Dorothy (Hunt) Wilson.

Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Ernest J. and Gertrude (Glynn) Wilson.  Jack was a contract negotiator for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport before he retired. Prior to that position he was a teacher at the Bishop McVinney Grammar School in Providence. He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War.  Jack and his wife Dot also lived at The Villages in Florida for 14 years before recently returning to RI.  Jack belonged to the Rhode Island Club at The Villages and the American Legion. He was a Little League coach in Riverside for many years and also coached youth  ice hockey.

Besides his wife he leaves three children, Jeffrey M. Wilson and his wife Andrea of Cranston, Keith A. Wilson and his wife Melanie of Richmond and Karen E. Miguel of Riverside, four grandchildren, Jaimin, Caden, Caitlin and Keirra, and two sisters, Shirley Travers and Eileen Schanck. He also leaves his favorite dog, Bandit. He was the brother of the late Fred Wilson, Carol Gallo and Pat Wilson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 10:00 AM in St. Brendan’s Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside. Burial with Military Honors will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 would be appreciated.



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9 entries.
Campo Family from Richmond wrote on July 27, 2020 at 6:55 pm
To the Wilson Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our sympathies and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
Cheri wrote on July 26, 2020 at 8:47 pm
Jeff and family, So very sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. May your memories get you through the tough days. With Sympathy, Cheri Sgambato
Al and Florence Mello from The Villages , Fl. wrote on July 26, 2020 at 6:27 pm
Dottie, so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. GOD BLESS
Bob & Linda Richard from Berkley, Ma wrote on July 25, 2020 at 4:16 pm
Dear Dottie & children We are so sad to hear of Jacks passing. He was always so much fun to be around, always getting everyone to laugh. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Love Linda & Bob
Lucille Paulhus wrote on July 25, 2020 at 1:19 pm
To the Wilson family - My heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Jack was a wonderful co-worker.
Muriel Woodcock from Rumford RI wrote on July 25, 2020 at 8:47 am
Dot and children, So sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace. Muriel Woodcock
Chappell Family from Richmond wrote on July 24, 2020 at 7:36 pm
Thoughts and prayers at this time. We offer our sympathies at this time and are sorry for your loss. ❤️
Gina Woodrum from Rehoboth wrote on July 24, 2020 at 3:09 pm
I am thinking of you all and love sad I can't do more to ease the pain in your heart. You have great memories. and he will always be with you ❤
Lara Ferro from East Greenwich wrote on July 24, 2020 at 1:46 pm
To the Wilson family, I offer my deepest sympathy for this sudden loss 🙏💔. Saying prayers for you All. Lara