2009-01-22 / Obituaries

Paul W. Williamson, 82

Retired Cmrd. Paul W. Williamson, 82, of 79 Green Lane, Jamestown, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009 at Newport Hospital.

He was the loving husband of Caroline W. Williamson.

Born in Batavia, N.Y., he was the son of the late Rev. John Swan Williamson and Elizabeth (Walker) Williamson.

He graduated from DeVeau Academy in 1944 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. During World War II, he served in the Pacific Campaign as a Seabee. After the war, he attended Hobart College and graduated with a bachelor of arts in history in 1949.

He was recalled to the Navy for the Korean War and in 1952 attended Officer Candidate School in Newport. He served in the Navy for the next 30 years in the Cruiser Destroyer Force. After retirement, he worked as the property manager for the Girl Scouts of Monroe County, N.Y.

He was a keen builder of model ships and trains, belonging to various hobby clubs during his years in New York. He also sang with the Newport Navy Choristers and the Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years and five children; Marianne E. Deer of Aurora, Col., Catherine L. Lemieux of Portsmouth, John S. Williamson of Jamestown, Victoria E. Denny of Brighton, Col., Barbara J. Procario of Bumpass, Va.; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was the brother of Lee F. Williamson of Lafayette, La., Joan M. Hickey of Owego, N.Y. and Mark H. Williamson of Manchester, Wash.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lollipop Farm Animal Shelter, 99 Victor Road, Fairport, N.Y. 14450.

Condolences, information and directions available at www.memorialfuneralhome. com

Funeral arrangements are by Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport, RI.

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