Bruce Lee Wilson, 81, of Claremont, NH, passed away on February 21, 2020 at his home.
He was born in Claremont on February 6, 1939, the son of Donald and Marion (Clark) Wilson.
He was a
graduate of Stevens High School in the class of 1957. He joined the US Coast
Guard, serving from 1957- 1961. He was on one of four ice breakers, the
Eastwind. They were the first ice breaker to go around the world.
After his discharge, He worked for Gilbert Bear Alignment Service, then Joy Manufacturing Co. doing field services. He then worked for D&L Thomas Field Service, retiring in 2003 after 15 years. For the next 10 years, he was an EMT working part-time for Golden Cross Company, working the auto races and transporting patients to Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital. He was a Claremont call firefighter. Bruce also worked for Dartmouth Motors and part-time for Todd Rivard. In retirement, he remained active with the Claremont Moose Club, and his picture was featured on the front page of the Eagle Times when he was dressed as Santa Claus (with his real beard) delivering meals to the needy.
He is survived
by his wife, Carol (Underwood) Wilson of Claremont; sister, Martha Williams; grandson,
Adryn Hayes; sister-in-law, Marilyn Page and her husband Lloyd; brother-in-law;
Berley Underwood and his wife Eleanor; a special cousin, Ellen Walker and many
service will be held in Mountain View Cemetery in Claremont with military
honors on May 9th at 11 AM.
Donations can be
made in his memory to the Claremont Firefighter’s Association, 100 Broad
Street, Claremont, NH 03743 or The Claremont Senior Center, 5 Acer Heights,
Claremont, NH 03743.
with Stringer Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 146 Broad Street, Claremont, NH
03743. To view an online memorial or send a private message of condolence,
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