JOEL M. WILSON
1964 – 2020
WILBRAHAM- Joel Michael Wilson, 56, passed away unexpectedly in Providence, RI on Monday, January 27, 2020 after an episode while performing with his group Bomber on January 17, 2020. He was a longtime area musician and is well known for his longtime band Bomber, the “Motorhead” tribute band as well as being a member of Skidmarks. He was born in Palmer, MA on January 15, 1964 a son of the late Jerry Wilson and Roberta (Roach) Wilson and was educated in Wilbraham Schools. He continued his musical education at Holyoke Community College and studied psychology at Argosy University.
Joel was a musician through and through and gave his time entertaining his fans as well as teaching music freelance guitar. Joel was also the retail manager of Music Men. He served his country in the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1986. Joel loved sharing his music and enjoyed Dungeons and Dragons in his spare time.
He is survived by his loving family: his sister, Rebecca Carney of Brimfield, MA; his niece Meghan Carney and great niece, Lila Murray both of Brimfield. He leaves his son, William Marks III of Rochester, NY. Joel will also be missed deeply by his close band member family, especially Vinny Falkowski as well as friends and fans who supported him throughout his musical career.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 4-7pm at Lombard Funeral Home, 3 Bridge St., Monson, MA 01057 and conclude with a ceremony at 7PM. A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 10AM in Bethany Charismatic Catholic Church, 167 Dunhamtown Rd., Brimfield, MA 01010