Alan Robert Wilson, a 27-year resident of Miami Lake, Fla. passed away on Thursday February 1, at the age of 71. Born in Lynn, Mass. to Albert and Mary Rita (Doucette) Wilson, he was raised in the Newburyport, Mass., area and graduated from NHS with the Class of 1964.
A retired engineer, he spent many years traveling around the the United States and South America, rebuilding and repairing large hydro electric power generation stations; such as the Hoover Dam and Niagara Falls.
Alan was an avid sailor, licensed USCG Captain and cooking enthusiast. Sailing aboard his catamaran "Imagine...", his adventures took him to the Florida Keys, the Abacos, Bimini and many other Bahamian islands. He returned to New England often, gathering with family and friends to share stories of his travels and to introduce his wife Martha, and their extended family to the wonders of New England. He was passionate about food, preparing dishes from a wide variety of cuisines, sharing recipes and giving instruction to others made Alan a great asset in anyone's kitchen.
His grandchildren Ethan and Luke Fernandez and Gabriel and Lauren Hernandez were the pride and joy of his life. The legacy of Alan's kind spirit, passion for knowledge and zest for life will live on through them.
The memory of his love, integrity, wisdom and humor will live on in the hearts of his wife and best friend of 21 years, Martha; stepdaughters, Michelle Hernandez and Jennifer Fernandez; and their husbands, Milton and Jorge; brothers, Richard Wilson and Wayne Wilson and his wife Donna; sisters Mary Delaney, Kathleen Wilson Morris and her husband Robert Morris, and Michelle Wilson, and her husband Robert Reid; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Daniel Wilson.
The family asks that you join us in a Celebration of Alan's life on Saturday March 10th, at 1:30 pm, at the North End Boat Club, 1 Manson Ave., Newburyport, MA
Published on February 28, 2018