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Wayne Barr

August 9, 1921 — December 27, 2016

WOODSTOCK, CT: Wayne T. Barr, 95, of Senexet Village Road (formerly of Brimfield) passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 in Harrington Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

 

He is survived by his wife Betty (Gilman) Barr of seventy-four years, his daughter: Cheryl Medlyn and her husband Hank of Woodstock, CT and a brother Suminer Barr of East Brimfield; two grandchildren: Melissa Oloff and her husband Ed and Sarah Medlyn-Chock and her husband Brian; and four great-grandchildren:  McKaylin, Kelsey, Mathew and Justin several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

 

Wayne was born on August 9, 1921 in East Brimfield, the son of (late) George and Marjorie (Smith) Barr and lived in the area all of his life.

 

Wayne was in in Coast Guard during World War II. He was employed as a stone mason and plasterer specializing in restoration.  His specialty lead him to projects at Old Sturbridge Village, Winterthur Museum, The Smithsonian, and Ford Museum.

 

Wayne was a Mason at Quaboag Lodge of Masons A.F. & A.M.  for fifty years and a member of Melha Shriner’s for over fifty years.  Wayne enjoyed nature, sports, was an avid reader of current events and enjoyed watching the History Channel. 

 

Wayne had a kind and gentle spirit as well as an ever present sense of humor that was enjoyed by all who knew and met him.

 

A private service will be held for the family at their convenience.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Wayne’s name can be made to: Shriner’s Hospital for Children 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104

 

 

 

 

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