Deacon Robert F. Willson dies

Deacon Robert F. Willson dies
Deacon Robert F. Willson

Deacon Robert F. Willson

Deacon Robert F. Willson, 84, of Mantua, formerly of Gibbstown, died Sept. 29.

Known to his friends and family as “Bob,” Deacon Willson, 84, was ordained into permanent diaconate of the Camden Diocese and served the Parish of St. Clare of Assisi (St. Michael’s Church) for many years, as well as the Diocesan Marriage Tribunal.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and retired from Arco in Philadelphia.

He was the husband of Roseann (nee Lydon), father of Stephanie Willson and six stepchildren. He also is survived by 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 7 at the St. Clare of Assisi Parish (St. John Church), Paulsboro. Donations may be made to St. Clare of Assisi Parish, 140 Broad Street, Swedesboro N.J. 08085.

To share condolences visit www.landolfifuneralhome.com

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