Scott H. Willson

December 16, 1936 ~ February 12, 2019 (age 82)


Former longtime Wilbraham resident Scott H. Willson, 82, died peacefully at his
current home in Enfield, CT on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 following a long
illness. Born in Hartford, CT, he was son of the late Sumner L. Willson and Dorothy
Scott (Willson) Pack. He was a graduate of Wilbraham Academy, earning Bachelor
of Science and Master’s of Education degrees from Springfield College. He worked
at Springfield College for twenty one years as Senior Vice President and as a
Development Officer at Amherst College for 17 years. An avid sports participant,
he excelled in soccer, baseball, tennis, and platform tennis. He was also an
enthusiastic fan of his children and grandchildren’s athletic careers as well as a
loyal supporter of Amherst College athletics. Scott was a longtime member of the
Field Club of Longmeadow and Longmeadow Country Club. He is survived by his
wife Donna Daly (McCartney) Willson, children Meredith Balise (Thomas) of
Wilbraham, Timothy Scott Willson (Jamie) of Scottsdale, AZ, Jacqueline W. Kenny
(Timothy) of Wilbraham and Jennifer L. Willson (Brian Grayboff) of Longmeadow.
He is also survived by step-children, Kara M. Eagan (William) of Longmeadow and
Michael L. McCartney (Elizabeth) of East Sandwich, MA, along with his former
wife Nancy B. Willson of Enfield, CT, 18 grandchildren and three great
grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister Meredith Gleason. Funeral
Service for Scott will be private, held at the convenience of the family. A
celebration of Scott’s very special life will be held in the spring. He will live forever
in the hearts of his family and many incredible friends. Wilbraham Funeral Home
is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in
memory of Scott H. Willson may be made to Wilbraham and Monson Academy,
Office of Advancement, 423 Main Street, Wilbraham, MA 01095 or to Friends of
Amherst Athletics, Amherst College Athletic Department, 220 South Pleasant St.,
Amherst, MA 01002.

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