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Chris 'Critter' Willson

Born: Sun., Nov. 13, 1955
Died: Tue., Aug. 16, 2011

Private Committal


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 19, 2011
Location: LaRobardiere
Funeral Home, Inc.

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Osceola-Chris ‘Critter’ Willson, 55, passed away August 16, 2011 at his home after a brief illness. Chris was born Nov 13, 1955 in Oswego, a son of Leon & Pauline Yerdon Willson.  He was a graduate of Camden High School and lived all his life in the Osceola- Florence area. Chris was an avid member of the Osceola Rod and Gun Club.
      Chris is survived by his wife, Velda, mother, Pauline, two daughters, Elizabeth Willson, Phoenix, NY, Carrie Niciu & Jim Danquer, McConnellsville, a son, Adam Willson & Lisa Bailey, Florence, five grandchildren, a sister Tammy & Jim Hanright, Florence, a brother, Steven ‘Chiefy’ & Leita Willson, Florence, his mother-in-law, Ginnie Niciu, Osceola  and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.  Chris was predeceased by his father, Leon.
     Calling hours will be held from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Friday, August 19, 2011, at the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., 109 Main Street, Camden, NY.  Private interment, Redfield Cemetery.  In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made in ‘Critter’s memory to the American Cancer Society.

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Carol Hayes
   Posted Wed August 17, 2011

Words can't even begin to convey my heartfelt sympathies. I am hoping I will be able to make the calling hours but I work until 4:30 in Syracuse and have my grandbabies that night. If I don't make it, know that I am thinking of you and I know what you are going through. If you ever want to call me, I am here for you. Double hugs, Carol

Judith Platt and Family
   Posted Thu August 18, 2011
I''m so sorry,,,,may peace be with you and your family. Wish I was there to be with you in this time of sorrow,...love you Velda and Carrie

Jerry and Liz Yerdon.and family
   Posted Thu August 18, 2011
To All Of Chris"s family,....Chris,is gone but his soul remains..You cannot see him,but his memory''s there..God gave it to you so don''t despair..Critters time on earth was through..He completed the task he was born to do ..He did it so well that God took him home to walk the streets where the angels roam..I know he was special and you will miss him so,but when your time comes you''ll get to go..You''ll see Critter and Jesus too..So live this life God gave to you ..your heart will heal and one day you''ll see that death earth''s door to eternity.. CRITTER may you R.I.P.,Love to all,Uncle Jerry,Aunt Liz and family.:(

Diane Parry-Soutar & Family
   Posted Thu August 18, 2011
Thoughts and prayers are with all of Critters family during this sad time.

   Posted Thu August 18, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers go to the whole family.. He will be so missed.
Love, Dooly & Annette

Dee and Joe Szewczyk
   Posted Thu August 18, 2011
Oh dear, we share your loss deeply ! Althouogh we moved away your family has remainded endeared to our hearts. Chris fought a good battle to
remain with us and God gave him rest. The pain of his loss will never be gone, but the fun memories help to keep him near in spirit. He was blessed with a wonderful family and grieving is what good families do. Know that we are grieving too...Our Love and deepest sympathy to all of the family.
Joe and Dee Davis Szewczyk

Tammy and Kenneth and Shelby German
   Posted Thu August 18, 2011
So sorry about Critter, our prayers and sympathy are with you and the family.
If you need anything even a shoulder to lean on we are here for you.

Sammie Wilcox
   Posted Thu August 18, 2011
I am so very sorry for your Loss. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers!

Bob Fleming
   Posted Fri August 19, 2011
So very sorry to hear of Critter's passing. Didn't see near enough of him the last several years but I do have lots of fond memories of him, he was always real friendly to me and liked our music for sure. Love you Velda. RIP Chris

Lanna Clark (Hite)
   Posted Fri August 19, 2011
Velda and Carrie,

I was so sad to hear of Critter's passing....my thoughts are with you both.
Whenever I saw Critter he always had a smile on his face. He was a gentlemen always. I always felt you and Critter were a perfect match. You both loved life and lived it to the fullest. He will always look over the both of you. He will never be forgotten and always remembered with that smile.

Hal kent
   Posted Fri August 19, 2011
Velda, or deepest condolences from Moussee and the Moss-Back-Mule-Band

Ralph, Rick, and Brad Fox
   Posted Fri August 19, 2011
Velda and Family
We are sorry for your lose our thoughts and prays are with you. Please if you need anything give us a call. He was a great man and will be missed. Love and sympathy The Fox's

Amy & Bill Kornberger
   Posted Fri August 19, 2011
Velda and Family...
A beautiful soul lives on in heaven to watch over his family.. thinking of you all during this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We were blessed to have known this man.

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. And the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

kay kinne-collins
   Posted Fri August 19, 2011
to critters family, beth,adam, jen and chris, condolences to you. may you find comfort in the memories. your cousin kay

Amy & Bill Kornberger
   Posted Sat August 20, 2011
Velda & Family.... our deepest sympathies at this most difficult time. We were blessed to have known this man...

A beautiful soul lives on in heaven to watch over his family...
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. And the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

Critter''s Sister Tammy a.k.a BRAT
   Posted Mon August 22, 2011
To all my family who has felt the pain of Chris passing away. I love you all so very much. Please know I am always here for you.

Mark, "T", Matthew and Adam Trudell
   Posted Mon August 22, 2011
There are not and will never be words to tell you how much we loved Critter and how much we love and appreciate every day we have with you Velda. Thanks you for loving him the way you did everyday, not just the final days. I will be around bugging you, you can count on that. Love ya girl.

Nick Chudyk
   Posted Wed February 15, 2012
Velda and family. I just found out today (Feb 15, 2012) while talking to Joe. My deepest sympathy to you as he was a great person and I really hold him as a friend and person who was very real. I will really miss not being able to see him again, yet some day that will happen....Nick

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