Obituaries

Sonja (Davidson) Wilson

Friday, February 7, 2014

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Sonja (Davidson) Wilson, 75, a resident of Hudson, NH for 63 years, died at home Feb. 1st, in the company of her loving family, after a long and courageous battle with Ovarian cancer.

Sonja was born in Nashua, NH on October 11, 1938 to the late Lawrence and Ellen (Cromwell) Davidson. She moved to Auburn, ME and lived there until returning to Hudson in 1950. She was a graduate of Alvirne High School.

Following graduation, Sonja attended the Concord Hospital School of Nursing and obtained her nursing diploma.

She worked as a Registered Nurse in Industrial Nursing until leaving to raise her family. She re-entered nursing after her children were grown, working until retirement at Greenbriar Nursing Home in Nashua, NH.

Sonja loved the outdoors, especially the beach and the mountains. She enjoyed snowmobiling and camping with her family and was never without a book to read or her trusty camera. She loved to dance and play cards and especially enjoyed teaching games to her grandchildren. She was fortunate to travel the country with her husband after retirement in their motorhome and for many years was a Snowbird to Florida.

Sonja enjoyed being a grandmother and her family was the focal point of her life. She treasured attending activities of her grandchildren and was a great cheerleader for all sporting events.

She is predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Henry Wilson Jr., and leaves her loving children, two sons, Craig of Hudson, NH; Kenneth of Ocala, FL; and her daughter, Kimberly (Wilson) Murchie and her husband Brian of Westminster, MA. She also leaves eight grandchildren: Alicia, Hannah and Courtney of Brookline, NH, Christie and Jonathan of Ocala, FL, and Ellen, Patrick, and Colin of Westminster, MA.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Sonja’s life will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, February 7th at the Rivet Funeral Home & Crematorium, 425, Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, NH. A calling hour will be held at 4:30 p.m. before the service. Rev. Alanna Van Antwerpen from the Church of the Good Shepherd will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Sonja’s name to The American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Dr., Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110 or, to Home Health and Hospice, Attn: Development, 7 Executive Park Dr. Merrimack, NH 03054. For more information and to sign an online guestbook, visit www.rivetfuneralhome.com.