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Gayann (Bauer) Wilkinson

April 7, 1940 ~ July 9, 2019 (age 79)

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WILKINSON, Gayann “Gram”, 22 year resident of Hull, MA passed comfortably on July 9th, 2019. Beloved spouse of William L. Wilkinson Jr. for 60 years. She was the dear daughter of Herbert & Connie (Williams) Bauer. Gayann was the loving mother of Mary Wilkinson and her daughter Mary of Hull, MA, Wendy Bretton & husband Gary of Bridgton, ME, William Wilkinson III of Dorchester, and Christopher Wilkinson of West Virginia. She was also the proud grandmother of, Mary V. Wilkinson of Hull, MA, William Wilkinson IV and partner Nicole Grady of Braintree, MA, David and Chloe Falkinson of Ghent, VA, Alanna Donahue and Fiancee Tim Caulfield of Hyde Park, MA,  Emmet and Aidan Wilkinson of Dorchester, MA, Peter Bretton and wife Gabby of Pawtucket, RI, Christopher, Cole and Catelyn Rose Wilkinson of Methuen, MA, Sara Gay (Bretton) and husband Ian MacDonald of Bucksport, ME , the proud parents of Gram's 2 Great-Grandchildren Kellen and Aurora Gay MacDonald. She was the sister of David Bauer & wife Peggy of Bellingham, MA, Sandy Trufant of Medway, MA and the late Robert Bauer.

Gayann lived her life first, as a welder at the Fore River Shipyard and member of the Local 7 Ironworkers then as the Apprentice Coordinator for the State of Massachusetts. She worked some 30+ years before retiring only to bless her community as a member of St. Ann’s Bell Ringers, WIBT (Women in Building Trades) and as a library trustee for the Town of Hull.  She was also a member of the United States Marine Corps. Gayann will be sorely missed.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, July 14th from 2-6PM at the Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, 21 Pond St., Hingham.  Friends and family are welcome.

Donations in memory of Gayann may be sent to Fisher House of Boston, PO Box 230, South Walpole, MA 02071, or by visiting and making your donation through their donation link.


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July 14, 2019

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel
21 Pond Street
Hingham, MA 02043

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