OBITUARY

Harry Caswell Jilson

October 28, 1940February 23, 2013

SANDWICH- Harry Caswell Jilson, 72, of Sandwich, died peacefully on Feb. 23, 2013 at his home with his family by his side.

He leaves his beloved wife, Susan R. Jilson, of 37 years, his son Erik W. Jilson and wife Wendy, daughter Thora E. Jilson and five beautiful grandchildren, Devyn, Tristan, Ayden, Ava and Kai. He is also survived by his four siblings, Patty, Karen, Kurt and Keith, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.

Harry was a UMASS Amherst graduate, owner of Jilson-Thoren Opticians, Shades of Cape Cod, and Eyeglasses One. Harry was a long time member of the Massachusetts State Board of Dispensing Opticians. He served as a Rotarian for 50 years, was a member of the Barnstable Yacht Club and the Oysterville Yacht Club, as well as The Olde Barnstable Golf Club. He enjoyed sailing, tennis, skiing, reading and pyrotechnics . He loved his family, and his grandchildren were known for putting a "smile on his heart".

Services will be held at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 3055 Main St., Barnstable Village at 1pm on Saturday, March 2, 2013 with a reception to follow in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA Hospice of Cape Cod or Hyannis Rotary Club. Messages may be left at Harryjilson.blogspot.com.

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Harry Caswell Jilson

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Roger Adams

March 3, 2013

Rest in peace Harry and thanks for so many wonderful memories. Growing up together in Springfield, MA., celebrating holidays, birthdays, playing sports, caddying for your dad and his friends, Overlook drive, basketball, baseball, football, sledding, skiing, visiting you on the Cape in 1967 on my honeymoon, and sharing all those events that made our lives happy and successful. To your family I send you all my sincere thoughts and prayers and know that your husband, dad, grandfather, was not only a friend but a brother to me.

Natalie, Jade, & Dr. Tim Biliouris

March 2, 2013

Harry,
We look forward to being with you in our next life.
Love,

Natalie, Jade, & Dr. Tim Biliouris

March 2, 2013

Harry,
You are a member of an elite group we wish to be with in our next life. We look forward to seeing our friend again.
Love,

Steve Alport

March 1, 2013

To: Kurt, Karen, Pat and Keith

I was so saddened to hear about Harry's passing. He was a wonderful guy. I have very fond memories of time I spent with your family on the Cape. Unfortunately, I can't be with you tomorrow, but will be with you in spirit. I hope to be able to speak with each of you in the near future. Plese take care of yourselves during this difficult time.

Sincerely,
Steve Alport

Terri Songer

February 27, 2013

Harry, I love you and I will miss you dearly! You made an impression on everyone that came into contact with you. Mrs. Harry, you made my friend so very happy. You are one of the most beautiful woman I have ever met. To his children and grandchildren - there wasn't one day (and I mean this, not one day) that I worked with Harry, for over ten years, that Harry did not share a wonderful thought or smile about one of you. He loved you all so very much. My thoughts, my sympathy, and my gratitude for sharing him with me for so many years. God Speed. Love you, Terri

Sarah Provencher

February 27, 2013

I am thinking of you & your family.

February 26, 2013

Thinking of you and your family.Hope to see you back soon.
Janette Mehrman Falmouth Hospital

Peter Graham

February 25, 2013

To the Jilson family,

I was deeply saddened to learn of Harry's passing. While I have not seen Harry in many years, he always came to mind when thinking of UMass and SIG EP. Harry was a wonderful classmate and loyal fraternity brother. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Please know that you each will be in my prayers and thoughts during this most difficult period.

Peter Graham - UMass 1964

The Staff of Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home

February 25, 2013

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.

FROM THE FAMILY