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“Wayne was our neighbor for many years. He and Wendy baby sat our children. When I think of Wayne I think of his big smile, his real interest in...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: Ginger Fries - Nellysford, VA

“So sorry to read this. RIP Wayne. ”
2 of 31 | Posted by: Laura T

“Margaret and children - Wayne and his family lived almost next door to me when he was little. I babysat him and Skip and Wendy when I was in high...Read More »
3 of 31 | Posted by: C B Weisbrot

“Dear Margaret, I am so saddened to hear of Wayne's passing. Wayne was a special guy, warm, caring, with a great sense of humor. I worked with...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: Sandy Walsh

“My thoughts and prayers to Wayne's family on his passing. I just reconnected with him on facebook we talked about our families and he was still as...Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: Patti Foster-Simmons - Stamford, CT

“So sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. We recently reconnected thru Facebook. Wayne was my backyard neighbor growing up in Stamford, hanging out at the...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: Michelle (Devaney) Skowron - MA

“I am so very sorry to read of Wayne's passing. I enjoyed watching the RHS baseball games with him so much!! He was an awesome person a great husband...Read More »
7 of 31 | Posted by: Joanne Ducas - Vernon, CT

“My deepest sympathy on the loss of Wayne We worked together He was a wonderful person he will be missed but never forgotten Our prayers to his family...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Margaret Hudson - South windsor, CT

“My deepest condolences. i was very sadden to hear of Wayne's passing. I worked for Wayne for many years during his banking career. He was without...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Carolyn Timura

“So sad to hear about Wayne's passing. We were friends in high school and reconnected briefly this year, having some great laughs about our senior...Read More »
10 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“We are deeply saddened to read of the news of Wayne's passing. I have fond memories of sitting next to him for many years on the bleachers at little...Read More »
11 of 31 | Posted by: Kathy Bell

“My sincerest condolences for your loss. I knew Wayne for a short time when he worked for ARTC. He was friendly, personable, and had a wonderful sense...Read More »
12 of 31 | Posted by: Debbie DeRienz

“Wayne My loving brother, I will miss you. Let this candle be a symbol of the love you had for your loving wife and children. You were truly blessed.I...Read More »
13 of 31 | Posted by: Wendy

“Margaret and Family, Wendy, Skip, Amy and Families,Wayne was my neighborhood big brother. Some of my earliest memories of Kenilworth Drive are of...Read More »
14 of 31 | Posted by: Kathy Murchison - Mobile, AL

“Our deepest sympathy at this trying time, so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. ”
15 of 31 | Posted by: Jack and Lucille Woodtke - MA

“Sincere condolences. So sad to lose a great person. As with others, I worked closely with Wayne at the bank back in CT. I truely respected him as a...Read More »
16 of 31 | Posted by: Michael W. Bedell

“My deepest sympathy to Margaret and the children as well as his extended family. This is such a loss, his great personality will be greatly missed...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“Margaret and Family, We are so very sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. ”
18 of 31 | Posted by: Dave & Joy Westerfield - Danbury, CT

“Margaret and Family,So sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. I worked with Wayne at CBT years ago andI worked closely with your Mom, Irene, whoalways...Read More »
19 of 31 | Posted by: Paul Smith and Family

“I worked with Wayne at Fleet Bank many years ago and we recently connected on Facebook. I was truly saddened to hear of his passing. My sincerest...Read More »
20 of 31 | Posted by: Marie LeClerc - SC

“my condolences to a good friend ”
21 of 31 | Posted by: Jeff Serdy - Danbury, CT

“I graduated with Wayne too! Nice guy! May he rest in peace.Louise Vacca Uva ”
22 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“Please accept my condolences for the passing of Wayne. He is at peace and I will pray that his family finds comfort in knowing the joy of loving him. ”
23 of 31 | Posted by: Laura DeFelice class of "72 - CT

“So sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. My sympathy and prayers go out to his family and may he rest in peace. ”
24 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“To Wendy & the Woodtke Family -I am so sorry to hear about Wayne. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.My...Read More »
25 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“With sympathy during this very difficult time. ”
26 of 31 | Posted by: Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home - CT

“Dear Margaret and children,My heart is breaking for you all. May you all find comfort in the many friends and family who love you all. Linda Leonard ”
27 of 31 | Posted by: Linda Leonard - Vernon, CT

“Expressing deep and heartfelt sympathy in the passing of Wayne. Class of '72. Rest in God's peace Wayne. ”
28 of 31 | Posted by: Penny Norman-Mazzucco - Stamford, CT

“Wayne and I have been friends since our births. We shared adventures, secrets, bumps and bruises, movies, songs, pizza, occasional spats, trust, love...Read More »
29 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Woodtke family - I am so saddened to learn of the passing of your husband and father. I graduated High School with Wayne - he was one of the...Read More »
30 of 31 | Posted by: Linda (Pellicano) Tillman - CT

“To Wayne's family,So very sorry to read about Wayne's passing, you have my deepest sympathy . I went to high school with Wayne, and remember him for...Read More »
31 of 31 | Posted by: Deb (Pacelli) Perry - Stamford, CT

Wayne Woodtke, 63, passed away peacefully the morning of Sunday May 14th in loving hands, surrounded by those cherished by him. He was born February 25, 1954 to parents Frank and Helen Woodtke, a brave kid known for a big appetite for adventure and mischief and an even bigger heart. Wayne was married to his caring wife Margaret Woodtke for 31 years, who survives him. They created a life centered on the love and joy of their three heartbroken children, Caytlin, Jordyn, and Matthew who he leaves as well. Wayne is also survived by his brother Frank Woodtke II, sister-in-law Christine Woodtke and their sons Jeremy and Troy; his sister Wendy Merola, brother-in-law Tony Merola, their daughters Allyson and Kimberly; his sister Amybeth Breden, brother-in-law Terry Breden and their children Joshua, Elizabeth, and Claire; his four great-nephews Jack, Sam, Charlie, and Max. He adored his many nieces and nephews. He worked for 30 years in banking and then moved on to work for the Association of Retired Teachers of Connecticut; over those years he developed many dear friendships he prized. Wayne leaves behind the memory of his fierce sense of humor, his passions for music and film, and his flair for storytelling. He loved The Beatles and sweets, their dog Hercules, coffee and the beach and summertime. He liked to watch birds eat from the feeders outside his window, especially cardinals which were his favorite. His family will miss waiting fifteen minutes for him to set up music on Christmas morning and his suffocating bear hugs. Wayne's pride in his family and deep happiness found in passed-down traditions is a legacy that will not soon be forgotten by those who already miss him so much. A Memorial Mass is scheduled for Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 10 am at St. Bartholomew Church in Manchester, leaving from the funeral home at 9:30. Burial will be private at the convenience of his family. Calling hours are being held from 4- 8 pm on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road, (Route 83) Vernon, CT. In lieu of flowers donations in Wayne's memory may be made to Special Olympics Connecticut 2666 State St. Suite 1Hamden, CT 06517. For online condolences and directions please visit