Douglas- Ella Christine (Currier-Mitchell) Wilson, 67, of Gilboa St., passed away peacefully at Milford Hospital on Sun. Dec. 19, 2021 after a period of declining health. Her husband of 44 years, Robert “Willy” Wilson Jr. predeceased her in 2017.
She is survived by her daughter Angelina Wilson of Douglas; 8 siblings, Edith Towne of Uxbridge, Barbara Ladd and her partner David Goodwin of Rumford, ME, Elizabeth Schmidt Knox and her partner Kevin Farrington of Chesterville, ME, John “Dale” Schmidt and partner Valarie Alley of Jay, ME, Merle Eugene Schmidt of Auburn, Janice Mitchell Moore and her husband Everett “Butch” Moore of Turner, ME, Noreen Mitchell Sprague and her husband Bill Sprague of Dixfield, ME, Josephine Mitchell Ridlon and partner Richard Webber of Pittsfield, ME, Norman Mitchell Sr. and his wife Terri of Dixfield, ME, and Susan Dyer Laganiere of Pittsfield, ME; her best friend, Diane Grondin of Charlton, as well as many nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother Charles Ralph Mitchell Jr. and her loving step-father John Schmidt. Born in Lewiston, ME on July 23, 1954 she was daughter of the late Charles R. Mitchell Sr. and Fleta (Cox) Schmidt and grew up in Livermore Falls, ME. She had been a resident of Massachusetts the past 50 years.
Ella worked at the former Douglas House as a Nurse’s Aide for many years, where she took great pride in being the patients human rights advocate. She also worked for a number of years building computers for Advanced Interconnect in Uxbridge, and was a store manager for both Crossroads Variety Store in Manchaug and Village Variety Store in Whitinsville. A total news junkie, she enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, diamond painting, and exploring her genealogy. She will be fondly remembered as the “Neighborhood Mom” as she took care and loved all the neighborhood kids.
As to her wishes, Ella will be cremated and buried alongside her husband Willy at St. Paul's Cemetery in Manchaug on Saturday, January 8th at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ella's memory may be made to the : Boston Children’s Hospital, payable to Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Dr., Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215-5301. To leave a condolence message for her family please visit: www.Jackmanfuneralhomes.com
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