Alden “Denny” L. Wilson, 82, of Boothbay passed away unexpectedly at his home on July 17th, 2023. He was born on September 25th, 1940 in Providence, RI to parents Alden Hazard Wilson and Phebe Lewis Wilson. Denny grew up in Wickford, RI with brother, Harry, and sister, Priscilla.
Denny attended local schools in RI and graduated from Moses Brown School in 1959. He then went on to URI and graduated in 1965 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. At URI, he was active in Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. Alden was married to his lovely wife, Susan, in 1978. The ceremony was held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, RI.
He was a member of the Rhode Island National Guard, attaining the rank of Specialist 5th Class from 1962-1968. His career spanned 35 years with Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage in East Providence, RI. He obtained CPCU Designation in Insurance and retired in 2002. He was a member of the Portsmouth, RI Rotary from 1991-2002, as well as past president. Denny belonged to the Newport Ski Club where he also served as past president.
Denny loved to ski. Mostly in Vermont, but made many trips to Colorado as well. Sue had been injured in a fall and became paralyzed, and in 1987 they went to Aspen, CO to learn how to ski again. She was eventually able to live a more normal life after 14 years in a wheelchair.
Denny and Sue moved to Boothbay, ME after Denny’s retirement. He was active at the Boothbay Railway Village and volunteered to drive for FISH (Friends In Service Helping) and helped out with the woodchucks.
He was a kind and generous soul who will be missed by all who were privileged enough to know him.
Denny is survived by his wife, Susan; his two sons, Robert and wife Catrina of Wilmington, NC, and Brian and wife Julie of Colorado Springs, CO; as well as 2 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Donations in Denny’s name can be made to the Boothbay Railway Village, PO Box 123, Boothbay, ME 04537.
A Celebration of Life for Denny will be held on Saturday, August 26th at 2:00pm at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Boothbay Harbor, ME.
Halls of Boothbay has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, visit Denny’s Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.