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ASHLAND – Richard John Wilson Sr. 85, of Ashland passed away Monday Oct. 19,2020 due to  complications from Covid-19. 

He was the husband of Phyllis Jean (McDonald) Wilson who died in 2007. 

A graduate of Winthrop High School, he worked as a pharmacist for CVS for many years. 

Mr. Wilson served his country honorably with the Army National Guard for 9 years, actively serving for 3 years from 1960-63.

 Richard is survived by two sons; Richard Wilson Jr and his wife Anita of Framingham; David Wilson of Ashland; one daughter; Karen Ann Araujo and her partner David Lystila of Clinton; two granddaughters; Rebecca Benedita and Tiani Jean; one great-granddaughter; Lilith Ann; one brother, William Wilson and his wife Karen of Wakefied, one sister, Marie Patten of Winthrop, and many nieces and nephews.  He was the father of the late Jeffrey Wilson.

A private graveside service will be held. 

Online condolences are welcome at

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to American Heart Association, or American Diabetes Foundation,

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.