Audrey L. Wilson, 96

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BRUNSWICK — Audrey L. Wilson, 96, died Oct. 15 at Mid Coast Hospital after a brief illness. She was born Jan. 1, 1916, in Freeport, the daughter of Fred M. Parker and Blanche E. Grant.

In 1953, she married Lee A. Wilson and resided in Topsham where she lived until 2010. She then made her home in Freeport with her daughter Faye and her husband.

At an early age, Wilson learned to pick crabmeat and worked at Day’s Crabmeat in Yarmouth, where she met Steven Day, who later became her son-in-law. Wilson loved bird-watching and fed them every day.

Wilson was predeceased by her husband, Lee A. Wilson; two children, Paul M. Basinet and Eilene L. McKenney; two grandchildren, Paul L. Craig and Buddy A. Basinet; two great-grandchildren, Ryan Basinet and Cory McKenney; and her sister, Marjorie Bickford.
Surviving are her daughters Marjorie Craig and her husband, Leslie, of Brunswick, Faye Day and her husband, Steven, of Freeport, and Caroline Vining and her husband, Charles, of Yarmouth; a son, Roger Basinet, and his wife, Glenda, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held at the Brackett Funeral Home in Brunswick, with the Rev. Ron McLaughlin officiating. Burial was at Grove Cemetery in Freeport.  Condolences can be expressed at

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