Phoebe Kearns

Phoebe Wilson Kearns, of Milton passed away on November 21, 2012. Phoebe was born on April 8, 1927 in Glasgow, Scotland to John and Isabella Wilson, joining her elder sister Mary Wilson (Lee).  She leaves her husband William Kearns of Milton, daughter Carol Kearns Andrews of Milton, son Michael Kearns of Somerville, granddaughter Isabel Andrews of Milton. nephew John Lee and grandnephews Andrew, Matthew and Stuart, of the United Kingdom, sisters-in-law Catherine Kearns of Cohasset, Elaine Russo and her husband Thomas of Wayland and many beloved nieces and nephews, Judy Curtain, and the Nolan, Hanley, and Russo extended families. Phoebe was a graduate of the Gallowflat School in Rutherglen, Scotland, where she distinguished herself as a fearless and skilled roller skater. She was a teenager in Britain during World War II, where she survived extreme rationings and the bombings of the blitz period, including the famous Clyde Bank raid. After the war she worked at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow, and performed at the Royal Theater in Glasgow. She came to the United States in 1954 for a visit, where she met her future husband Bill at the Seacrest in Falmouth, during Hurricane Carol.   Phoebe loved nature and animals, great music and literature, and will be remembered for her loving warmth to family, friends, and neighbors alike. Funeral Service in the Dolan- Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE,Sat., Nov. 24 at 11 o’clock. Visiting Hours Saturday morning  10 – 11. Interment Private. If desired in lieu of flowers, contributions in Phoebe’s name may be sent to Milton Animal League, 181 Governor Stoughton Lane, Milton, MA 02186.