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Caroline Wilson

July 28, 1927 - August 23, 2021

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Caroline A. Wilson, 94, of White Mills, PA, passed away on Monday, August 23, 2021, in Falls Church, VA.

Caroline was born to the late John and Leah Heatley on July 28, 1927, in Blossburg, PA. After graduating from Wellsboro High School in 1945, Caroline sold war bonds to help the war effort during World War II. She also assisted with the Civil Defense Program by learning first aid. Caroline married the late Earl L. Wilson on November 26, 1949 and lived in White Mills for the last 63 years.

Caroline worked for Wayne Bank for 36 years and managed the Willow Ave. Branch. She moved to the Honesdale National Bank for six years before retiring in 2003. Caroline was an active member of the Grace Episcopal Church, served on the Altar Guild for over 50 years, Vestry, ULO Chair, Church Periodical Club, Catering Committee, Episcopal Church Women, Sunday school teacher, 150th Anniversary Committee and Eucharistic Minister.

Caroline was a member of the Women’s Club of Honesdale for more than 50 years, the Honesdale Golf Club for almost 40 years and several card clubs. Caroline was also part of the American Legion Auxiliary and White Mills Fire Department Auxiliary, serving as their auditor. She enjoyed golfing, traveling, playing cards, double dominoes, bingo, entertaining her friends and spending time with her family.

Caroline is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marcia and Carpenter Arpa of Vienna, VA; four grandchildren, Stephanie Abraham, Leslee Klinkiewicz, Katrina Lim, and Jordana Arpa; and seven great grandchildren, Isabella, Caroline, Leah, Kevin, Gavin, Keira, and Czarina.

Caroline was also preceded in death by her son, Stephen Wilson; brothers, Edwin, Frederick, and Willard Heatley; and sister, Louise Graham.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 4th at Grace Episcopal Church in Honesdale at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Indian Orchard Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Grace Episcopal Church, 827 Church St. Honesdale, PA 18431.


Arrangements by Hessling Funeral Home, Inc., 428 Main St. Honesdale.



428 Main St, Honesdale, PA 18431


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