Ruth M. Wilson

June 23, 1927 - September 30, 2017 

Ruth M. Wilson

June 23, 1927 - September 30, 2017 

Obituary for Ruth M. Wilson

Manchester by the Sea - Ruth M. (Colby) Wilson 90, beloved wife of Lloyd E. Wilson, died Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester.

Born in Gloucester, she was the daughter of the late William P. and Ruth (Olsen) Colby. She graduated from Story High School in Manchester, class of 1945 and attended Salem Commercial School.

Mrs. Wilson had been employed for many years as a secretary at Varian Associates in Beverly and prior to that for the Manchester Public School System and the Mutual Fire Inspection Bureau in Salem.

A lifelong resident of Manchester by the Sea, she was a member of the Sons of Norway. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her daughter, Kristin Logue and her husband Robert of Portsmouth, N.H., two sons, William Wilson and his wife Anita Paris and Robert Wilson and his wife Kathy all of Manchester -by the-Sea and five grandchildren, Kari-Ann, Richard and Justin Wilson, Max Logue and Heather Maxwell. She was also the mother of the late Sara Lloyd Wilson.

Funeral services are Private. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Friends of the Council on Aging, P.O. Box 264, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944. Arrangements under the direction of the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly. Online condolences at

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