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John J. Wilson

November 3, 2018
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John J. Wilson, 63 of Methuen passed away on Saturday November 3, 2018 at Lawrence General Hospital after a battle with lung cancer.  Mr. Wilson was born in Cambridge, MA and has lived in Greater Lawrence for most of his life.  For more than 37 years, John worked in property maintenance and grounds keeping at Lawrence General Hospital.  He and his wife enjoyed fishing together and spending time working around their home.  He enjoyed being with his grandchildren and helping to raise them.

His family members include his wife, Debra Hartung, his daughter Jennie Frulla and her husband Victor.  John also leaves his step-son Rick Fedas.  John has 3 grandchildren, Joseph Aiello and his wife Samantha, Jeremy Miller and Ryla Fedas.  He also has 5 siblings, Dorothy and Steve Gale, Paula Johnson, Dana and Barbara Wilson, Lori Stetson and Duncan Wilson and several nieces and nephews.  John was the son of the late, Ralph C. and Pauline (Bishop) Wilson and he was also predeceased by his brother Ralph Wilson and niece Jessie Wilson.

Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Friday November 9, 2018 from 4pm to 7pm at the Dewhirst & Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.  To leave an online condolence, please go to John’s tribute page at

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