Wilma Oliver Bourne

1926 ∼ 2019

Wilma Oliver Bourne

Wilma (known by her friends as Willie) age 93 was a resident of West Falmouth for many years and the wife of the late Lester A. Bourne, Jr. (deceased June 16, 1980). They were married June 30, 1946 in North Hampton, NH. Wilma was born in Exeter, NH. To William and Louisa Lange) Oliver. Wilma attended Hampton Academy in Hampton, NH. and was valedictorian of her class. Wilma graduated from Bryant and Stratton School of business in Boston. She worked for the New England Greyhound Line of Boston after graduation.

Wilma met her husband in Boston when he was in the Navy, and after marriage in 1946 they came to West Falmouth to live. She has lived in the same little cottage for 73 years.

Wilma was a member and trustee of the West Falmouth United Methodist Church. Also a member of the Snug Harbor Club of West Falmouth.

Wilma loved the beach. She enjoyed swimming at Chapoquoit and walking the beach and collecting sea glass. She also liked to go clamming, quahogging and scalloping. She was a gardener and had beautiful vegetables and flower gardens. She won many ribbons over the years in the Barnstable County Fair for her flowers, vegetables and delicious raspberries. She also had I love for music and played both the organ and accordion. Wilma was also an avid Red Sox fan and never missed watching a game.

Wilma was pre-deceased by her sister Anna Goss of Springfield, MA. And a daughter Linda N. Bourne of Falmouth, MA.

Wilma is survived by; Cynthia B. Farren of North Falmouth, MA., Lester A. Bourne III of Monroe, CT., William C. Bourne of West Falmouth, MA., Rose Bourne of Newport Beach, CA., Two grandchildren; Lester Bourne IV of Trumbull, CT. and Michael Bourne of Fairfield, CT. and several nieces and nephews.

Burial will be Thursday July 11th at 12:00 pm (NOON) in the Oak Grove Cemetery 46 Jones Road, Falmouth, Massachusetts 02540

Visiting hours will be held from 6-8pm on Wednesday, July 10th at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 584 West Falmouth Highway (Route 28A), West Falmouth. A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Thursday, July 11th at the West Falmouth United Methodist Church, 636 West Falmouth Hwy, West Falmouth MA. Burial will be prior to the funeral service at Oak Grove Cemetery, Jones Road, Falmouth at 12:00pm.


Wednesday, July 10, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Chapman, Cole, and Gleason Funeral Home-West Falmouth
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Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 2:00 PM

West Falmouth United Methodist Church
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Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 12:00 PM

Oak Grove Cemetery - Falmouth
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Memorial donations may be made to the West Falmouth United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 303 West Falmouth, MA. 02574 or Make a Wish foundation of MA., P.O. Box 97104, Washington, D.C. 20090-7104.

Wilma Oliver Bourne

1926 ∼ 2019

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