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“Joey we love and miss you very much ”
1 of 29 | Posted by: Aunt Vickie - Aunt

“The Parish Family of St Mary's Church extend our deepest condolences to Joey's family, relatives and friends. During the difficult days ahead may you...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: St Mary's Parish - Grafton, MA

“My sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Joseph. May you find peace in your hearts and hold tight to your memories. Suzanne Moyle ...Read More »
3 of 29 | Posted by: Suzanne Wilson Moyle - MA

“My heart, thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you. Unfortunatley, I never did get the opportunity to meet my Step Nephew, I regret...Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: Michelle Cowen Sons - Tyler, TX

“Our deepest sympathy and condolences are felt for you and your family at this time. I pray that the all the happy memories of yester-years forever...Read More »
5 of 29 | Posted by: Chris & Crystal Etre - Grafton, MA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Joey, and our compassion with you, Alison, and dear friend Avril. We hope you can find peace somehow through the...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: John, Cathy, Ben & Abby Campbell - MA

“Alison, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that many people are praying for you and Joey. May your memories bring you comfort at...Read More »
7 of 29 | Posted by: David & Anne Marie Legge - MA

“Alison & Avril, Our hearts are heavy knowing your loss. We will keep all of your family, especially Joey, in our prayers. Love, Jack & Mary Alice...Read More »
8 of 29 | Posted by: Jack & Mary Alice Ryan - Syracuse, NY

“Allison, I cannot imagine the heartache you are experiencing at this tragic time. "Sorry" is not strong enough a word for what I am feeling for you....Read More »
9 of 29 | Posted by: Jean Lavin - Gilford, NH

“Allison, You have been constantly on my mind. My heart, my prayers, my thoughts are with you. You were the best Mom and Joey's memory will be...Read More »
10 of 29 | Posted by: Michelle Drumm - Grafton, MA

“Dear Alison, I know that words are of no comfort right now, but I have to say something because I can't stop thinking about you. I am truly so sorry...Read More »
11 of 29 | Posted by: Dianne Coonan - Worcester, MA

“Alison, I pray for you honey. I can only imagine your pain. I deeply feel your sorrow. Joey touched our hearts with his kind soul. He was a...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: Sharon Wilder - Grafton, MA

“To Joeys Father Rick who we know from family and camping at Kings. Bob and I Pray for you to get through this with Gods help. We only new him as a...Read More »
13 of 29 | Posted by: beverly jones - Uxbridge, MA

“Dear Alison and Family, Our hearts go out to you for the passing of Joey. He was like an older brother to Dakota and Zachary.You are in our...Read More »
14 of 29 | Posted by: Don Markt - North Grafton, MA

“Dearest Joey, You are going to be missed so much. We ALL loved you and you have touched so many lives in just your one life. You will be...Read More »
15 of 29 | Posted by: Alexis LaFlamme - Mendon, MA

“you will always be missed. rest in peace joe. ”
16 of 29 | Posted by: Allie Long - grafton, MA

“Avril, Alison and family - please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult and sad time - your classmates in the Caz...Read More »
17 of 29 | Posted by: Virginia Tyler - Cazenovia, NY

“Alison, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. Nancy Billings ”
18 of 29 | Posted by: Nancy Billings - Grafton, MA

“We have added you, Joey & Family, to our prayers. You touched so many in such a short time, what a gifted individual. God Bless Hermis Yanis Jr...Read More »
19 of 29 | Posted by: Hermis Yanis Jr. - Worcester, MA

“Joe. I will allways remembered you as a fine young man. We share a love for classic cars. I can close my eyes and see you admiring the many we saw...Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: Philip R. LeBlanc - CT

“With our deepest sympathy.Our sons had the honor of having Joey as a friend and will miss him dearly.May God give you the courage and strength you...Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: Donna and William Gray - Uxbridge, MA

“My deepest condolences on your loss. My heart aches for you and yours. I know firsthand the pain the family is experiencing as I lost my son last...Read More »
22 of 29 | Posted by: Susan - Auburn, NY

“Allie we are here for you any time so if you need us we will be there for you and we all loved joey and he will never be forgotten he is looking down...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: bowman - grafton, MA

“I will never forget you - Always thanks - Your family is in my prayers - miss you - ”
24 of 29 | Posted by: Paula Conlon - Pascoag, RI

“I can't believe that he is gone. Everytime I saw him in school he always had a smile on his face. He would always make me laugh. He was a great...Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: Nicole Evangelista - Uxbridge, MA

“Alison, I will never forget the Sunday you told our church family that you were pregnant with Joey. How happy you both were. You have been a...Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: Connie Hopkins - North Grafton, MA

“Alison, we are so sorry for your loss. We know how much your son meant to you. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Love, ...Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: The Nash Family - So. Grafton, MA

“Rest peacefully Joey. You were loved by so many, and so easy to love. Your smile and good-hearted nature always made our day. Heaven is lucky to...Read More »
28 of 29 | Posted by: The Bazinet Family - Grafton, MA

“Words can not express how sorry I am for your loss. Joey was an awesome young man. The world is a less kind place without him. I will keep you all in...Read More »
29 of 29 | Posted by: Jackie Davis - Grafton, MA


Joseph R. Wilson, 16, of North Grafton, passed away early Saturday morning December 18th , 2010 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Joey was the beloved son of Richard Wilson of Mendon, and Alison (Smolinski) Wilson and Michael Noel of North Grafton. Joey also leaves behind his sister Brianna May and nephew Luca of Milford. He leaves his maternal grandmother, Avril Judson Smolinski, of Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Grafton, his maternal grandfather, James Smolinski and his wife Joanne of Syracuse, NY, his paternal grandparents Jay and Eleanor Wilson of Mendon, and paternal grandfather Richard Harris and his wife Samantha of Texas. Joey also leaves behind many aunts, uncles and cousins, and a special family friend, Uncle "Animal" Brett Lawley. Joey was born in Worcester, MA on April 12, 1994. He was a lifelong resident of Grafton. He was a junior at Blackstone Valley Tech in Upton, studying in the Auto Body Shop program. As a young boy, Joey was a cub scout, played the piano beginning at age 3, played the saxophone, and began playing guitar as a teen. He often showcased his musical talents during recitals and holiday celebrations. He participated in the Grafton youth soccer, baseball and Pop Warner football programs. Joey made his First Communion at the Evangelical Congregational Church of Grafton. Joey had a lifelong love of all motor vehicles, and had owned 20 vehicles during his lifetime, including his prided 1965 Chevrolet Impala, and a Harley Davidson Sportster, as well as many tractors that he happily rode up and down Route 122 when he was younger. Joey loved fixing cars and trucks, riding his motorcycle, working at Richie MacKoul�s, hanging out with the boys at Noel Motors, and being with his family and pets. Joey was known to all to be a kind, caring, compassionate and loving person. His wonderful friends supported him, and he them, through all times. He touched so many lives during his time with us, both young and old alike. Joey will be dearly missed by all those who knew him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Joseph Richard Wilson Memorial Scholarship Fund, care of the Grafton Suburban Credit Union, 86 Worcester St, North Grafton, MA 01536. All are invited to calling hours Wednesday December 22nd from 3 to 8 pm at THE RONEY FUNERAL HOME 152 Worcester St. North Grafton MA 01536. Funeral Services will be Thursday December 23rd at 10 am in Liberty Church, 495 Hartford Turnpike (Rt. 20) Shrewsbury MA 01545. Joey will then be laid to rest in Pine Grove Cemetery in North Grafton.

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