Joseph F. Willson, 69 died on Wednesday (March 14, 2018) at Rochester General Hospital.
There will be no prior calling hours. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
It is requested that memorial donations be made to any Mental Health/Addiction Services Agency.
Joe was born on May 26, 1948 in Clifton Springs, New York the son of the late Dr. Osbern and Marion Fuller Willson. He was a graduate of the Phelps Central School Class of 1966. Joe graduated from Wittenberg University in Ohio. He had a degree as an RN. Joe was Nursing Administrator for DePaul Mental Health and retired from Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic. He helped many people during his career. Joe loved boating on Canandaigua Lake where the family had a cottage for many years. He also enjoyed movies, carpentry, cooking and playing guitar. As a care giver Joe also had a love for animals.
He is survived by his son, Graham (Jenna) Willson of Framingham, Mass.;sister, Martha Kelly of Newark; brothers John (Helen Bremer) Willson of Hillsdale Mich., Thomas (Diane Walsh) Willson of Hingham, Mass.; step-daughter, Kristin Sampson of Rochester, N.Y.; many nieces and nephews who he loved dearly.
He was predeceased by his parents and his niece, Shelley Willson.
Funeral arrangements have been made with the Cheney Funeral Home, 70 Main Street, Phelps.