John Joseph Wills

FLETCHER: John Joseph Wills, age 61, died Thursday, May 12, 2022 at the McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester, VT after a short courageous fight with pancreatic cancer. 

Born in Bryn Mawr, PA on May 4, 1961 (yes, he was a Star Wars fan!), John was raised in Berwyn PA, the youngest of three brothers. He graduated from Conestoga High School, Berwyn, PA in 1980 followed by Widener University, Chester, PA in 1987. He lived in Phoenixville, PA and worked in Human Resources at Anro Printing in Devon, PA until his move to Vermont in 2001 where he eventually settled in Fletcher. John continued working in Human Resources at Hannaford in Morrisville, VT.  He was a life-long learner and continued his education at Champlain College earning certificates in Paralegal Studies and Accounting thus enabling a change of careers. In 2011 John secured employment as an auditor with the State of Vermont Department of Labor where he worked until his death. For the joy of learning, John took and passed a community college anatomy and physiology course in Fall 2021 with students one-third his age!

John appreciated music of all genres but especially enjoyed classic rock which was almost always playing when he was home. The Grateful Dead, Todd Rundgren and Bruce Hornsby were among his favorites. 

He is survived by his father, Paul E. Wills, of Lancaster, PA, his brother, Paul D. (Katharine) Wills of Coatesville, PA, two nephews and one niece. 

John’s mother, Mary C. Agnello Wills, and brother, James W. Wills, predeceased him.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 11am at the Binghamville Methodist Church, in Fletcher, VT with the burial immediately following in the Binghamville Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to either the McClure Miller Respite House, 3113 Roosevelt Hwy, Colchester, VT 05446, or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at