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Richard Wightman Wilson
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Obituary for Richard Wightman Wilson

Richard Wightman Wilson, a longtime resident of Clinton Connecticut, husband of the late Lois “Naomi” (Haag) Wilson, passed away on September 23, 2017 at the West Haven Veterans Hospital after a brief illness.

Rich was born on January 14, 1929 in Old Saybrook, CT where he grew up and attended school and played many sports through his high school years. After graduating from Old Saybrook High School, he then proudly served his country in the US Navy. In the Navy, he served during the Korean Conflict receiving service medals, traveled the world and was aboard the USS Essex. He then met and married his beloved wife Na. They settled in Clinton where Rich owned and operated Clinton plumbing company for many years. He was a devoted member of the Masonic Lodge Jeptha No 95 for over 50 years, and served as past master. He was also a member of the Westbrook Elks #1784.

Rich was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather with an incredible amount of integrity, character and respect for others. He will be deeply missed by his daughter and those who loved him.

Rich is survived by his daughter Lynne Reiss-Deloreto, and his five grandchildren William (Elena) Reiss, Stephanie (Alex) Mizger, Dona Wilson, Christina (Joe) Lecza, and Albert Wilson. He also leaves behind five great-grandchildren.

Along with his wife, Rich was predeceased by his two beloved sons, Richard E. Wilson, and Todd Wilson.

A private graveside service will be held with full military honors. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit


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