Wayne L. RichardsonJanuary 22,2013
Wayne L. Richardson
Wayne L. Richardson
WORCESTER — Wayne L. Richardson, 84, of Route 12, Worcester, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in the comfort of his home.
He was born Feb. 8, 1928, in Worcester, the son of Nathan G. and Beatrice (Wood) Richardson.
He attended Worcester school and following his education, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. Wayne served during World War II in the European Theater of Operations where he served until his honorable discharge in 1949.
After returning home from service, Wayne married Delphia Ovitt in 1950 and later, he married Phyllis Green in 1957. In 1976, he married Dolena Dailey in Montpelier, who survives him.
Wayne worked many years in farming and logging. He enjoyed working with his Wood Mizer portable sawmill and received a plaque from the company for recognition of cutting one million board feet of lumber. Wayne obtained his solo pilot’s license and enjoyed his time flying and going on helicopter rides. He was a truck driver for Maxham Fur Farms, Kelly Construction, Maxham Supply Co., Maxham Animal Food Inc. and Worcester Leasing Co. and served as the road commissioner of Worcester. He also was a co-owner of Wayne Richardson Sand & Gravel Co. and Twin City Wells, and years ago he picked up and delivered milk.
He was a member of the North Branch Grange #483 and the Worcester United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Dolly of Worcester; sons, Nathan Richardson and Debbie of Chesterville, Maine, Michael Richardson and Ann of Skowhegan, Maine, Randy Richardson and Elizabeth of Bremerton, Wash., Patrick Richardson and his wife Lana of Harrison, Maine; daughters, Carol Richardson of Alburg, Ruby Gale Ouellette and her husband Leo of Skowhegan, Maine, Barbara Pomelow and her husband Doug of Exeter, Maine, and April Hertlien and her husband George of Cornville, Maine; stepdaughter, Dot Davy and her husband James of Worcester, and stepson, Don Spear and his wife Sandra of Ashville, N.C.; 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Susan Richardson; great-grandson, Dustin; his parents; stepfather, Clayton Brown; infant brother, Robert; and stepbrother, Lester Brown.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Guare & Sons Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Worcester United Methodist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, New England Division, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495; or to Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice Inc., 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641 or at www.cvhhh.org.
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