Donald M.  Wilson


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Danvers, MA - Donald Michael Wilson, 82, beloved husband of Kathleen (Dunn), passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019, after a brief illness. Born in Boston on November 25, 1936, he was the son of the late William C. and Mary I. (Burbank) Wilson. Don was raised in Beverly and was a graduate of Beverly High School class of 1954. An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Air Force. In 1958, Don married his high school sweetheart, Kathleen, and the couple settled in Beverly Farms to begin their lives together. Don was avid golfer, a long-time member of the Beverly Farms Golf League and Wenham Country Club. He was a life-long parishioner of St. Margaret Church and served as a Grand Knight with the Knights of Columbus. Don was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, soon-to-be great-grandfather and friend. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his wife of 60 years, Don leaves his children, Bud Wilson and his wife, Sherry Lopes of Fairhaven, Rick Wilson and his wife, Jean of Beverly, and Mary Garvey and her husband, Hank of Newburyport; his grandchildren, Stephanie Ladd and husband, Kevin, David Wilson and fiancée, Jen, Olivia Wilson and partner, Glenn, Patrick Wilson and fiancée, Rachel, and Hank Garvey IV. Don also leaves numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law as well as many nieces and nephews. Don was predeceased by his siblings, William Jr., Richard, John, Irene, Joanne, and Frances.

Visiting Hours will be held at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly, on Tuesday, April 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Margaret Church, 672 Hale Street, Beverly Farms, on Wednesday, April 17, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be private. Contributions in Don's memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Information, directions, condolences at
Published on April 15, 2019
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Fred Carnevale
Apr 17, 2019
Sorry for your loss. Don and I played football together at BH . He was a great defensive back and a perfect gentleman.
Cynthia J Donovan
Apr 15, 2019
Kathy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Don was such a good man, and my heart goes out to you Kathy!!

Deb & Stu Irving
Apr 15, 2019
Our prayers & thoughts are with you 💔