Florence A. Wilson
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ALBANY, NY - Florence A. Wilson, 66, a resident of Ray Hill Road in Wilmington, VT, died Tuesday, March 20, at the Albany Medical Center following an extended illness. The daughter of Henry and Margaret (Harpootlian) Morgan, she was born in Bennington on February 1, 1952.

Ms. Wilson graduated from Wilmington High School, Class of 1971, and spent manyyears working at The Book Press in Brattleboro and as a self-employed housekeeper. For the last several years she has worked alongside her companion Sonny Gates , owner of Sonny’s Cup & Saucer and C&S Store, as manager and bookkeeper. Ms. Wilson enjoyed crafts, especially making cards and stamping. She was an avid bowler at the North Star Bowl and Kings Bowling Alley where she was featured on a television show. In earlier years she enjoyed fishing and had always loved playing bingo.

Ms. Wilson was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Wilmington. With her contributions to the community, she and Gates were recipients of the Wilmington Citizenship Award. She leaves her companion of over 25 years, Eugene “Sonny” Gates, of Wilmington; son Donald Wilson and his wife Alexandra, of Heath, MA; daughter Wendi Wilson, of Philadelphia; stepdaughter Jen Labadie, of New Hampshire; brother Nishon Morgan and his wife Katy, of Dummerston; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceeded in death by her brothers Michael, John, and Harry Morgan.

Calling hours will be held at the Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home on Saturday, March 31, from 5 to 7 pm. The family and the Cup & Saucer will be holding a pancake breakfast by donation in Flo’s memory on Saturday, April 21, at the Dover Town Hall beginning at 9 am. Friends are invited to join in celebrating her life of generosity, and to share fond memories over breakfast. Donations will go to support local services and charities that were near and dear to her heart. Services will be held in the spring with burial in the family lot in Riverview Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Deerfield Valley Rescue or Wilmington Fire Association in care of Covey, Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send personal condolences visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
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