Annette Marie Wilcox

September 14, 1944December 11, 2012

Old Saybrook, Annette Marie Wilcox, age 68 of Old Saybrook passed away December 11, 2012 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Beloved wife of Galen Dale Wilcox. She was born in Machias Maine on September 14, 1944 to the late Everett and Lillian (Gay) Gray. Annette worked for Natures Playground in Deep River as a pre-school teacher before her retirement for 5 years. She loved gardening, walking, going to the Casio, and watching the boats with her grandchildren. But her passion was to take care of Galen, her family and others who needed her. She will be sadly missed. Besides her husband Galen of 46 years, she is survived by her children, Jeanette Andrews and her husband David of Vernon VT, Galen Wilcox Jr. and his wife Katie of Gorham Maine, Diane Kelsey and her husband Lee of Lebanon CT. and Betty-Lou Johnson and her husband Terrance of Deep River CT; one sister Mary Mallory and her husband Gene, and a brother Perley Gray and his wife Kathy both of Machias ME. Annette is also survived by ten grandchildren Bradley Stephen Johnson, Angela Wigg and Justin Wigg, Sgt. Nathan Andrews, Emily Andrews, Kate Dillon, Travis Wilcox, Heather Harmon, Joe Wilcox and Autumn Nye, and thirteen great grandchildren. Also several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be posted soon. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Smilow Cancer Center, 20 York St., New Haven, CT 06510. Please visit for condolences and tributes.


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Charlie, Deb and Ben Wolfe

December 31, 2012

"Miss Annette" was the first person to greet our son each morning. She was always cheerful and her love for all of the children was incredible! Along with Miss Betty, Miss Angela and Mr. Galen, Ben received great care and nurturing. We were incredibly blessed to have Miss Annette in our lives.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

December 30, 2012

Our deepest sympathy is with you and your family.
Ray and Pat Apel

Betty Johnson

December 17, 2012

Mom you maybe gone from the earth but you will be with us always. Maybe not in body but in all the good that you have done and all the things that you have taken the time to show us and the way that you raised us. My son would not be growing into the man that he will be someday if it was not for the love and support that you have give us. As I said before you passed we were blessed to have you and learn from you and people that didn't know you losted out on knowing a wonderful and brave woman. Mom I will miss you.

Linda Vane

December 17, 2012

Aunt Net was one of the most loving Aunts a child could ever hope for. I remember our childhood when her and Uncle Galen and all the kids would come to visit in the summer. These times were so special to all of us. I havn't seen her in many years but still have all those memories saved. Thoughts and prayers to you all...Hugs

Teresa Della Rocco-Westerman

December 17, 2012

To the family-
I am sending my deepest sympathies to the family during the time of your loss and your family is my thoughts and prayers.

Diane Kelsey

December 17, 2012

mom you are the best thing that has happened to me. I will miss you dearly.
Some day we will see you again. Love you with all my heart.

Diane Kelsey


December 17, 2012

My Nana;
There is so much to be said for this remarkable women that I am having a hard time formulating the words into sentences that actually make sense. She was not just my grandmother, but also my friend and mentor. Forever my memories of her and the lessons she has taught me will be with me. I believe that as the angel she was here on Earth she is now soaring above us in her wings looking down at us and protecting us.