George Alvin Wildes, Jr., 82, of Riverdale Road, Westerly, passed away at his home on Friday, July 16, 2021. He was the husband of the late Doris (Browning) Wildes.
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Born in Westerly, he was the son of the late George A. “Bucky” Sr. and Margaret Wildes.
George retired from the U.S. Coast Guard as a Commander after 24 years of service. He was a communicant of St. Michael Church who loved the beach and clamming. George was an avid yard sale guy who enjoyed a big bargain, enjoyed playing cards with family and was a Conn. Sun and UCONN Women’s Basketball fan.
He will be dearly missed by his three children, Scott T. Wildes of Pawcatuck, Michael R. Wildes and wife Lynn of Dudley, MA and Margaret T. Fellows of Westerly; two brothers, Kevin Wildes of Westerly and Richard “Dicky” Wildes of Groton, CT; five grandchildren, Emerson, McKenzie, Hayden, Jeremy and Meridan; and great-grandchild Jayce. George was predeceased by his brother Robert Wildes and his sister Judith Groppelli.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 5-7pm at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly. A Funeral Liturgy will take place at St. Michael Church, 60 Liberty St., Pawcatuck on Wednesday at 10am. Burial with Full Military Honors will follow at St. Michael Cemetery, Pawcatuck. For online condolences please visit www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com