Vern F. Wilson, 78, LaFargeville

LAFARGEVILLE, NY —  Vern F. Wilson, 78, of LaFargeville and formerly of 933 Leray St., Watertown, passed away Saturday, August 17. 2019, at the Hospice Residence at the Ellis Farm, Watertown.

Her funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown. Burial will follow in Brownville Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday beginning at noon until the time of the service.

She was born May 28, 1941, in Watertown, a daughter to Grayden Emory and Ida Belle Cousins Wilson.

Vern was a production operator at the New York Air Brake and Stature Electric, both in Watertown, for many years.

Vern married Carl Burdick, Sr., on Aug. 11, 1956.  He predeceased her.

She was a member of the Italian-American Club, American Legion Post #61, the Busy B.G.’s in Brownville and the Evans Mills Senior Group.

She is survived by two daughters Susan (Stephen) Calhoun, LaFargeville, Lisa Morgan (Nate Liberty), VT; a son Carl Burdick, Jr., New York; her grandchildren Dannielle Steady, Kimberley Moore, Jennifer Rehm, Jason Morgan, Jr., Catarina Morgan, Scarlett “Rosie” Morgan and Willow Morgan; 4 great grandchildren; 3 brothers John and Claude Wilson of Watertown and Joe Wilson, TX; 2 sisters Lee Wales and Joyce Meeks, both of Dexter; many nieces and nephews.

A brother, Donald Wilson, predeceased her.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.

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