(Wilson) Ramsdell, 68, wife of Paul Burdick Ramsdell of Plains Road,
Ipswich, died Sunday June 26, 2011 in her home following her long
Born in Ipswich
August 22, 1942, daughter of the late Kenneth F. and Grace A.
(Holmes) Wilson, she was raised in Essex, a 1960 graduate of
Gloucester High School.
Married in Lynn in
1960, the Ramsdell’s made their home in Ipswich, for seventeen years
on Wayne Avenue and for the past thirty-three years at her Plains
Road address. While raising her young family she drove school buses
in Hamilton and Ipswich, later working in sales at the former New
England stores in Ipswich and for twenty-five years she was an
advertising salesperson for North Shore Weeklies, where she was
known as the “Queen of Denim”, from which she retired in 2004.
She enjoyed camping
and fishing with her family, and world travel, having visited most
of the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific.
She also enjoyed her hours in her home garden and sewing for her
family. She was an attendee the First Congregational Church of
In addition to her
husband Paul of fifty-one years, she is survived by a daughter,
Priscilla Lyn Moss and her husband Scott of Rowley; two sons, Paul
Curtis Ramsdell and his wife Melissa of Ipswich and Perry Stephen
Ramsdell and is wife Heidi of Essex; granddaughter Lily Xiangfong
Ramsdell of Ipswich, step-granddaughter Elizabeth Moss of Rowley and
special friends, twins Tucker and Charlie Murphy both of Ipswich.
She was the grandmother of the late Matthew Stephen Nichols,
formerly of Rowley.
Her funeral service
will be held Thursday, June 30, 10 am in the First Congregational
Church of Rowley, Main Street, Rowley followed by interment in the
Main Street Cemetery, Rowley. Family and friends are respectfully
welcomed. Visiting hours are Wednesday 4 to 8 pm in the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to Hospice
of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA