Wesley Wildes

Wesley O. Wildes

October 25, 1953 - October 8, 2020
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ROCKLAND – Wesley O. Wildes, 66, died Thursday, October 8, 2020, at the Sussman House in Rockport, surrounded by his family.

Born in Rockland, October 25, 1953, he was the son of Laurence W. and Ethel M. Smith Wildes. He attended Rockland schools.

In his earlier years, Wesley was proud to be a member of the Boy Scouts and Sea Scouts. He was always riding his bicycle and later he loved riding his motorcycles.

For more than 30 years, he worked as a Cooker with Port Clyde Packing Company in Rockland.

Wesley served more than 30 years as a volunteer at Owls Head Transportation Museum. He was an avid camper and a life member of Beaver Lodge in Hope.

He attended the Rockland Congregational Church.

Since 2014, Wesley resided at the Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill in Camden, where he loved the staff and comradery of the other residents.

He enjoyed a special longtime friendship with Alan Lowberg of South Hope and Lisa Payson of Owls Head.

Wesley was pre-deceased by his parents. He is survived by his brother Laurence E. Wildes and his wife Johanna of Rockland; his oldest sister Cathy Davis of Washington and his twin-sister Wanda Collamore of Waldoboro; several aunts and uncles including Norman Wildes who grew up with Wesley’s family, and whom Wesley considered as a father figure; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; 3 great-great nephews; one great-great niece, as well as several cousins.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, October 15, 2020, at the Village Cemetery, Avenue 9, Thomaston. The Rev. Abee Pettee will officiate. Social distancing and wearing of face coverings is suggested. Should seating be required, it is recommended that attendees consider bringing their own seating. The service will be live streamed to Wesley’s Book of Memories at, and may be viewed at anytime by visiting Photos & Videos, then clicking the Watch Webcast button. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Owls Head Transportation Museum, P.O. Box 277, Owls Head, ME 04854.
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  • Graveside Service

    Thursday October 15, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Thursday October 15, 2020 2:00pm
    Village Cemetery
    Erin Street
    Thomaston, ME 04861
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Social distancing and wearing of face coverings is suggested. Should seating be required, it is recommended that attendees consider bringing their own seating.
    The Rev. Abee Pettee


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