Obituary for Cecile Wilson
WILSON, Cecile Landry The mother of six children and a clinical social worker in the mental health field passed away on February 24 at the Hearthstone Alzheimer Care Facility in Woburn. She was 89 years old. Cecile was a resident of Woburn for the past 19 years. She also resided in Winchester for 25 years and North Reading and Concord before coming to Woburn in 1998.
Cecile was born and raised in Sanford, Maine to Cecelia and Alphonse Landry. She graduated from Sanford High School, Fisher Junior College, Northeastern University and Simmons Graduate School of Social Work. Beginning in 1975 she worked as a clinical social worker and therapist in Arlington, Winchester and Lexington agencies. She did consulting work with Arlington Visiting Nurses and Special Education teams in the Arlington public schools. She implemented a drug education program in Concord elementary and junior high schools, conducted educational workshops for parents, and was director of The Center for Mental health where she supervised clinicians for several years.
She was chairperson of the Nominating Committee, Simmons School of Social Work, the Alumnae Association, and the Welfare Advisory Board. She was Area Board Member of the Mystic Valley Council for Children and the Epsilon Rho Honor Society of Northeastern University.
Cecile is survived by her husband Hank of 66 years who shared her interest in playing tennis, golf, skiing and traveling. She was a music lover who enjoyed playing the piano. She particularly enjoyed gardening and swimming when spending time at her Maine cottage. There was nothing Cecile cherished more than her family. Her favorite times were those spent with her eight grandchildren - all who lived nearby. Along with her husband, Henry Wilson of Woburn, she is survived by her son, Douglas and his wife Ewa of Carlisle; daughter Celia and husband Tim Metcalf of Cumberland Foreside, Maine; daughter Elyse and husband Don Foote of Winchester, daughter Paula and husband Peter Fenton of Winchester; daughter Diana and husband Robert Neuss of Marblehead, and son Mark Wilson and his wife Nicole of Woburn.
A Celebration of Life will take place on April 1, 2017 at twelve o'clock noon at the St. Barbara Parish Church, 138 Cambridge Road in Woburn. Following the interment at the Wildwood Cemetery in Winchester, friends and family are invited to a reception at the Cafe Escadrille, 26 Cambridge Street in Burlington.