1949 – 2022
Woodstock, CT – Jessie M. (Duncan) Wilkinson, 72, formerly of Quincy, MA, passed away Sunday evening, April 3, 2022, at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of her childhood crush, Richard T. Wilkinson, Jr. Born in Quincy, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Julia G. (Sears) Duncan. She was a graduate of the North Quincy High School.
Mrs. Wilkinson worked for many years as an administrative assistant at General Mills where she would joke it was her job to put the holes in the Cheerios. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Woodstock, CT and could often be heard singing loudly off-key.
Jessie was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed playing cards, fishing, building puzzles, going to the casinos, and taking cruise ship and train vacations with her family. But, above all she treasured the quality time that she spent with her family and friends. Her greatest blessing in life was being a Nana to her two beloved granddaughters.
She leaves behind her beloved husband, Richard “Dick” T. Wilkinson, Jr.; her daughter, Julia G. Wilkinson Vicente, and her husband, Jacob Vicente, her grandchildren, Kelsey and Mya all of Woodstock, CT; her siblings, Julia Allen, Donna Leckenby, Helen Duncan, James Duncan and David Duncan; her cherished friend, Brenda Rhiner; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late George, Richard, and Joseph Duncan.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 11:00a.m. in the First Congregational Church of Woodstock, 543 Route 169, Woodstock, CT 06281. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260.
Memorial donations in Jessie’s name may be made to Hospice of N.E. CT, P.O. Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260 or Bungay Vol. Fire Brigade, 1256 Rte. 171, Woodstock, CT 06281. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.