Jean Russell Wilson

May 19, 1925April 24, 2021

Falmouth - Jean Russell Wilson, 95, passed away on April 24, 2021 at the Maine Veterans Home after a brief illness. He was born in Portland on May 19, 1925, the son of Lawrence and Hazel Roberts Wilson. He attended Deering High School, graduating in 1943.

Jean served in WWII in the Army in the European theater, and was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

In 1951, he married Angela DiMatteo, in Portland, where they lived and raised their four children. Jean worked as a bricklayer and in his later years, Clerk of the Works for a local Architectural Firm. He was a Eucharistic minister for many years at St Joseph’s Church.

Jean was devoted to his wife and family. Jean and Angie were always together and enjoyed time with extended family at Thanksgiving, and the Fourth of July and big birthday parties in May. He was devoted to his children and most especially his grandchildren, Benjamin Wilson and Natalie Gould, and great grandchildren, Angela (who was born on his birthday) and Kayla.

Jean loved spending summers at the family 'camp' on Highland lake, and in later years wintering in Arizona. He was quite an accomplished golfer and loved golfing in Arizona and Maine. He loved watching Ben play baseball and playing Bingo with Angie at St Pious. In his younger years, he loved camping with the family, fishing and boating.

Jean was predeceased by his loving wife Angela, his father; Lawrence Wilson and his wife Margaret, and his mother Hazel and her husband Leroy Dorr, his brother Robert and beloved son, Peter Wilson.

He is survived by his daughters, Jeannine Wilson, and her husband David Marshall of Old Orchard Beach; Diana Wilson, and her spouse Kathy Neddeau and their son Benjamin Wilson of Falmouth; Kathleen Wilson, and her partner Gene Cote of Saco; her granddaughter, Natalie Gould, her husband Chris, and their children Angela and Kayla Gould of Berwick; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Donations may be made on his behalf to the Highland Lake Association, 408 Pride Farm Road, Falmouth, ME 04105

A private funeral service with military honors will be held on Friday April 30th, 2021. Interment will take place in Forest City Cemetery, South Portland Maine.


  • Interment

    Friday, April 30, 2021


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Dick Fournier

April 30, 2021

Sorry for your loss.
We knew Jean & Angie from Green Valley,AZ.
We had a MAINE GATHERING PARTY each year
around St.Patricks Day & they attended for many years.
This included people who had some connection with
Dick & Jane Fournier

Vicki Vaughan

April 30, 2021

My condolences to Kathy and the rest of Wilson family in the passing of Mr. Wilson. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Maureen Jordan

April 29, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Jean was my godfather and one of my parents close friends for many years. My heart goes out to Diane Kathy Jeanine and Angie. He was a wonderful man and I'm sure he is in heaven catching up on things with my father and his many other friends I'm probably being very helpful because that's who he was

Betsy Nilsen

April 29, 2021

So sad to hear about Jean. He and Angie were an amazing couple - full of energy and good will. They were fan favorites at all of the extended family gatherings. His laughter and smile will be missed by many. xo

Rebecca Walsh

April 29, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with Jean as a caregiver for the past 6 months. We spent many hours birdwatching, listening to music, and making sure his sweet tooth was fulfilled! He was at times quiet and thoughtful, but could turn around and tell the most detailed story from WWII or his bricklaying days. He was most proud of his family and his camp on the lake. I’m sure he will be there in some way this summer.

tom profenno

April 29, 2021

So sorry to see that Jean passed. What a warm,wonderful man. Such a great part of our large,extended family. He always seemed SO glad to see everyone. I can't help but smile a little knowing Jean and Angie are back together. God Bless.