Joseph F. Willson, 69 died on Wednesday (March 14, 2018) at Rochester General Hospital.
There will be no prior calling hours. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
It is requested that memorial donations be made to any Mental Health/Addiction Services Agency.
Joe was born on May 26, 1948 in Clifton Springs, New York the son of the late Dr. Osbern and Marion Fuller Willson. He was a graduate of the Phelps Central School Class of 1966. Joe graduated from Wittenberg University in Ohio. He had a degree as an RN. Joe was Nursing Administrator for DePaul Mental Health and retired from Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic. He helped many people during his career. Joe loved boating on Canandaigua Lake where the family had a cottage for many years. He also enjoyed movies, carpentry, cooking and playing guitar. As a care giver Joe also had a love for animals.
He is survived by his son, Graham (Jenna) Willson of Framingham, Mass.;sister, Martha Kelly of Newark; brothers John (Helen Bremer) Willson of Hillsdale Mich., Thomas (Diane Walsh) Willson of Hingham, Mass.; step-daughter, Kristin Sampson of Rochester, N.Y.; many nieces and nephews who he loved dearly.
He was predeceased by his parents and his niece, Shelley Willson.