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Wilson Eugene Hunt Moeckel

Calling hours are from 6-8pm on Friday February 17, 2017 at the Wrisley Funeral Home, 90 Sugarloaf St, South Deerfield, MA.

Funeral services will be held at 2pm Saturday at the First Congregational Church, 91 South Main St, Sunderland, MA. Reception to follow the service

Wilson E. H. Moeckel, Physical Therapist

 

Wilson Eugene Hunt Moeckel passed away on Monday February 13, 2017 at his home in Deerfield. He was 82 years old. Wilson was the son of Martin Moeckel and Margaret Moeckel (Kimball). Wilson was born in Malden Massachusetts in 1934.


Wilson graduated from Boston University in 1956 with a B.S. degree in Physical Therapy. He was a self-employed physical therapist for 60 years. During his career, Wilson was employed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, numerous hospitals and nursing homes, Visiting Nurse Associations in Massachusetts and Vermont, and owned a private practice in Holyoke, MA. Wilson also served as a physical therapist for the US Army Reserve Medical Corps from 1957-1966, He was a First Lieutenant.


Wilson and his wife Thelma were married June 28, 1956 and were married 58 years. They enjoyed traveling the world. They visited Curacao, England, France, Italy, Malta, Greece, India, China, Thailand (twice), Turkey (twice), the Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Portugal, Morocco, Spain, Jordan, and Egypt. Wilson Moeckel was particularly enamored with Egypt, its people, culture, and heritage. Wilson visited Egypt fourteen times and dreamed of living there in his retirement.


In addition to a passion for travel, Wilson was an avid collector of antiques and curiosities. At various times he collected oriental rugs, poison and pharmaceutical bottles, signs, railroad tie nails, and baseball memorabilia, His two most prized and extensive collections focused on World War II memorabilia and National washboards.

Wilson is survived by his wife Thelma Emily Moeckel, a daughter Dr. Stephanie A. Moeckel Cole, and his six grandchildren: Atticus Moeckel Cole, Andrew Moeckel, Camille Moeckel, Christopher Moeckel, Peter Moeckel, and Charis Moeckel Cole. He is predeceased by his sons Brian M. Moeckel (died 1997) and Dr. Bruce H. Moeckel (died 2015).


Calling hours are from 6-8pm on Friday February 17, 2017 at the Wrisley Funeral Home, 90 Sugarloaf St, South Deerfield, MA.


Funeral services will be held at 2pm Saturday at the First Congregational Church, 91 South Main St, Sunderland, MA. Reception to follow the service. The Wrisley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


Expressions of sympathy are available at: www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com