Richard Allan Wilson

August 3, 1940October 22, 2018
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UNCASVILLE - RICHARD ALLAN WILSON passed away Monday October 22.

He was born in Montpelier Vermont on August 3, 1940, son of the late Leo Wilson and Julia Wilson. He was a graduate of Bell Detroit Diesel. He later married Joyce (Bedell) Wilson and was married for 16 years. When they divorced, he married Barbara “Bobsy" Mcgoff on May 11th 1981 who predeceased him.

He leaves behind a son David Wilson and his wife Tracey and daughter Debbie Watson and husband Scott all from the town of Griswold, CT, step son Robert Mcgoff, two step daughters Bambi Mcgoff and Wendy Hacker, thirteen grandchildren, Heather Watson, Kristina Watson, Garrett Wilson, Cooper Wilson, Jenny Stone McMahon, Tiffannee Kelsey McGoff, Kelsey McGoff LaBelle, Erin Mcgoff, Brendan Mcgoff, Kyleigh Hacker, Kenneth Hacker and pre deceased by James Stone, Jr., and six great grandchildren and also leaves cousins, nieces and nephews and many friends. He was loved by all for his kindness and generosity. His unique ability to sense when someone needed something even without them asking was a gift and he'd be right there at the ready to help in any way. Richie took pride in the fact that he could quite literally fix anything and loved the challenge.

He loved cars and over the years he owned his own dealership. He was on pit crews at the races and even raced at the Colchester drag strip. A shrewd negotiator, he believed that a handshake was the contractual bond to seal the deal. Everyone knew Richie was always true to his word.

He also loved the water. He owned Wilson’s Marina on the Thames River in Montville, Ct for 20 plus years. He'd spend time at the marina swinging in the hammock on the hot summer days offering anyone who stopped by an ice cold soda.

Richie had a sparkle in his eyes with a smile that would light up a room. His kind, thoughtful, strong generous personality made a difference in every life he touched.

Spending time with family is what he lived for most, his grandchildren and great grandchildren were the highlight of his life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made Eastern CT Hematology and Oncology, (ECHO) 330 Washington St., Norwich, CT Suite 220. 06360

Calling hours will be held on Friday, October 26th, from 4pm to 7pm at the Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen, 53 Norwich-New London Tnpk., Uncasville, CT and again on Saturday, October 27th from 10am until the time of the Memorial Service at 11am. Military Honors will be rendered following the Memorial Service. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

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The Montville Funeral Home of Church & Allen 53 Norwich-New London Turnpike, Uncasville, CT has been entrusted with his arrangements



  • Calling Hours / Visitation Friday, October 26, 2018
  • Calling Hours / Visitation Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 27, 2018


  • Burial is Private at The Convenience of The Family, Military Honors Will Immediately Follow Services at The Funeral Home

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pat bayerowski

October 26, 2018

so sorry to hear about rich. my dearest sympathy to all his friends and immediate family. I grew up with rich and his aunt mary, cookie and Lorraine in my teen years. I had a big crush on him. he was always helpful to anyone that needed it. he reminded of a young elvis Presley in his youth. I also remembered his brother little leo and his mom Julia. he now is an angel in heaven watching over his loved ones as my family is. pat lesick bayerowski

Gary & Laurie Smith

October 25, 2018

Dave, Tracey, Garrett, and Cooper,

May you find solace knowing your friends share in the sorrow of your loss.

May you find comfort from the memories you have and keep forever.

Gary & Laurie

Christopher Maille

October 25, 2018

Dave, Tracey, Gary and Cooper, please accept our condolences and deepest sympathy. Pops will truly be missed but his memory lives on in all of us. Dave, everyone can clearly see that you and your family are a true reflection of your fathers life and a wonderful legacy. All our love, thoughts and prayers are with you always. Chris &Terry

Jefferey Nirenstein

October 25, 2018

We are deeply sorry for your loss. We stand ready to assist you with anything you may need. Jefferey Nirenstein, Esq., Nirenstein Horowitz & Associates, Glastonbury

Bill Carroll

October 25, 2018

So very sorry to hear that your Dad had passed. During a number of missions which we flew together out of Westover, I recall you happily mentioning things about your Dad and the marina. If I'm not mistaken, I think you usually referred to him as your "Pop." I have no doubt that you were very close with him and I can understand where your love of cars came from. My prayers at mass will be for him and also for you and your family. God bless.