Danvers – Reverend Charles L. …

Danvers – Reverend Charles L. Wilson, 86, of Danvers, beloved husband of Hildegard M. (Hemmerich) Wilson, died Saturday March 31, 2018 at Salem Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Buffalo, New York he was the son of the late Charles H. and Viola (Sypher) Wilson. He was raised and educated in New York and was a graduate of Manlius Military School. Charles continued his education and received his Bachelor’s Degree from University of Rochester.
An honorably discharged veteran, Charles proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Korean War.
Following his discharge from the Army, Charles received his degree in Theological Studies from Harvard University. Reverend Wilson embarked on a long career ministering to many families; building a faithful following through his time as Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead and Danvers, where he spent many years serving both communities.
A longtime resident of the Town of Danvers, Reverend Wilson was known for his dedication to his community, his faith and most of all to his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, who will be deeply missed by his family and the many families and friends he was so honored to have served.
Surviving Reverend Wilson in addition to his wife Hildegard, with whom he shared almost 64 years of marriage, are his daughter, Elizabeth Dobbins and her husband Ephraim of Chester, N.H.; his sons, Charles Wilson Jr. and his wife Elizabeth of Groveland and Paul Wilson of Cambridge, and his grandson, John Wilson of Groveland.
A celebration of life will be held in the North Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, Locust St., Danvers on Saturday April 21st at 1 p.m. to which relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be private. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (Rte 62) Danvers. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Reverend Wilson’s memory to U.S. Fund for UNICEF, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038 or to Doctors without Borders USA, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit

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