OXFORD – Jeffrey A. Wilson, 66, of Park Street, passed away on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in his home after a courageous battle with thyroid cancer. He is survived by his wife, Laura B. (Adams) Wilson of Oxford; his son, Jason F. Wilson and his wife Megan of Walpole; his stepson, Jonathan A. LeBreton of Oxford; his mother-in-law, Carolyn Adams of Oxford; two brothers, R. Barry Wilson of Oxford and Mark F. Wilson and his wife Mary of Leicester; his sister, Claire D. Wilson of Oxford; four grandchildren, Kelsey, William, Colton, and Carson Wilson; and several nephews, nieces, and close cousins. He was predeceased by his sister, Margaret E. Wilson in December 2020. He was the son of the late F. Duncan and Eileen Theresa (McCue) Wilson, and was a lifelong resident of Oxford. He graduated from Worcester Boys Trade High School and received an associate’s degree in Fire Science from Quinsigamond Community College.
Mr. Wilson began his 48 year career in the fire service with the Oxford Fire Department in 1972 where he worked through the ranks to become chief of the department. During his time in Oxford, he served on many committees including Fire District 7, Homeland Security and Central Mass EMS Corporation, promoting policies, procedures and advancements in the public health and safety field. After retiring as Oxford Fire/EMS Chief in 2010, he worked for Bert’s Emergency Vehicles and also joined the Sutton Fire Department, where he managed the Fire Prevention Education Program for the Sutton School system, the Senior Safe Program, the Community Risk Reduction Division, mentored members of the department and was the Communication Team Leader for Fire District 7. He retired from the Sutton Fire Department as Chief Emeritus in February 2020.
The family would like to thank Oxford Fire/EMS, Sutton Fire Department, and the staff at UMass Memorial Hospital - University Campus for their exceptional support and care through this difficult journey.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 22, 2021, at St. Roch’s Church, 332 Main St., Oxford. Those attending are respectfully requested to meet directly at the church. Capacity limitations are in place at the church and the funeral Mass will be live-streamed on the funeral home website below his obituary. Burial will follow at North Cemetery in Oxford. Calling hours are Sunday, March 21, 2021, from 3-6 p.m. at Paradis-Givner Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oxford Ecumenical Food Shelf, 4 Maple Rd., Oxford, MA 01540.
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