Mildred Wilson

Obituary of Mildred C. Wilson

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Mildred C. “Millie” Wilson, age 102, of Lockport, NY, died February 19, 2022, at Elderwood at Lockport. Millie was born in Newfane, NY, to the late Howard J. and Lena (Featherstone) Conner. She was predeceased by Thomas W. Wilson, her beloved husband of 54 years, in 1997.


Millie was a 1937 graduate of Lockport High School, and of Bryant and Stratton Business Institute in 1940. She worked for many years at Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors, in clerical positions in the Chemistry Laboratory and in Production Engineering, retiring in 1980. After retirement, she and Tom traveled extensively throughout the United States. She was an avid reader and was known for her beautiful needlework, especially crochet. Also after retiring, she learned to play the organ, a lifelong ambition.


Millie is survived by her daughter, Suzanne B. Wilson, her son and daughter-in-law, Douglas L. (Laurie Hyde) Wilson, and her nieces and nephews, Patricia C. Davis, Barbara C. (Benno) Scheibner, James R. (Dorothy) Conner, and Bruce H. (Rebecca) Conner. She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Burton H. (Isabelle) Conner, and Robert H. (Pearl) Conner.


Millie was a longtime member of Lockport United Church of Christ (previously Plymouth Congregational Church), 98 East Avenue, Lockport.  A memorial service will be held at the church, in the Chapel where Millie and Tom were married, on Saturday April 23rd at 11am, with interment to follow in Glenwood Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made to the church, or to the Lockport Public Library, 23 East Avenue, Lockport.

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