Published October 4, 2019

MELROSE – Berton Wilson, 90, lifelong resident of Melrose, died on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the Dexter House in Malden.

Berton was born on July 25, 1929 in Melrose, one of three children of the late Joseph and Maude (Thurba) Wilson. He grew up in Melrose and served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

He worked as a Machine Operator and enjoyed building model boats. He had very skillful hands.

Berton is the loving brother of the late Irene Gage, and Virginia R. “Ginny” Gould, brother-in-law of the late James K. Gould. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services for Berton will be private. For online tribute,