S. Lester Wilkinson
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S. Lester Wilkinson
  • March 31, 1941 - March 26, 2017
  • Massachusetts

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S. Lester Wilkinson, age 75, of Fairhaven, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Alden Court following a long illness. He was the best friend and life partner of Joyce Belli for the past 30 years.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late S. Lester and Mary (Kratzsch) Wilkinson, he had resided in Westport before moving to Fairhaven 29 years ago.

He was a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School and attended U-Mass Dartmouth.

Mr. Wilkinson was a successful and dedicated salesman who worked for Fall River Florist Supply for 46 years until his retirement. Lester enjoyed having good times with his dear friends Bob and Sue. He also enjoyed spending holidays with his family.

Lester and Joyce loved to travel the world. Their favorite places include Aruba, Italy, and Alaska. He was a sports enthusiast who coached his sons' teams in earlier years. He had an appreciation for photography and enjoyed playing billiards with his friends. Lester was always in the company of his beloved dog, Daisy.

Surviving in addition to Joyce Belli are his sons, Lester Wilkinson and wife Denise of Marion and Scott Wilkinson and wife Gorette of Westport; a sister, Jean Wilkinson of Fall River; five grandchildren, Drew, Aaron, Laurenne, Kendra and Michael Wilkinson; and his former wife, Patricia A. Wilkinson of Westport. He was the brother of the late Kenneth Wilkinson.

Funeral services were private. Donations in his honor may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. For tributes and online registration: www.waring-sullivan.com