Born in North Providence, she was a daughter of the late Edgar B. and Henrietta (Anderson) Hurdis. Mrs. Wilhelm was a communicant of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Warren, and a member of the Massasoit Historical Society and the Bristol Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also a dedicated volunteer for the Rhode Island Chapter of The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
She is survived by her sons, Kurt Andrew, Paul, Mark, Peter, Richard and John Wilhelm; her sister, Harriet Robertson; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Gertrude Hall, General C. Everett, Edgar B. Jr., Milton, John, Frank and William Hurdis.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, in St. Matthews Church, 5 Chapel Road, Barrington. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to NAMI-RI, 154 Waterman St., Suite 5b, Providence, RI 02906. See www.wilbur-romano.com.
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