Laurence A. Wade Jr. WILLIAMSTOWN — On Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, Laurence A. "Lonny" Wade Jr., 59, loving husband, father, brother, uncle and Papa, peacefully passed away at his home in Williamstown, surrounded by his loving family. Lonny was born June 6, 1961, in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, to Laurence Wade Sr. and Ramona Rosalie (Holden) Wade. Lonny was a graduate of Spaulding High School, class of 1979. Some of Lonny’s greatest accomplishments included attending the Vermont Police Academy, becoming a nationally recognized mine safety and health professional, past SAL Commander of the American Legion Post 63 in Northfield, and being the best friend to anyone he met. Lonny enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing, planting a huge garden every year and riding his lawn tractor. He so loved spending time with his friends, from barbequing, 4th of July parties and cooking his famous seafood chowder, to enjoying a drink with his friends at The Pub. On June 6, 1981, Lonny married the love of his life, Cynthia "Cindy" (Scott) Wade, in East Barre, Vermont. He was a warm, caring man to all whom he met and loved telling stories to make people laugh. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Lonny leaves behind Cindy, his loving wife of 39 years; as well as two sons, Christopher and his wife, Courtney, of Williamstown, Mathew of Williamstown; and three grandsons, Christian, Tyler and Wesley. He also leaves his sister, Sharon (Wade) Bergeron of Barre, and brother, Richard "Rick" Wade and his wife, Jan, of Lyndonville; as well many nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours at this time, and a service of remembrance will be held later this summer. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice; or the Vermont Cancer Support Network (vcsn.net).

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Cindy and family, please know we are thinking of you. What a devastating loss. RIP Lonny! Dennis & Pat Aja


So very sorry to hear. Cindy and family, you are close to my heart and in my thoughts.

Mary Ann Marsh

Geralyn Carpenter

Sharon, Cindy and family, I have such fond memories of 'growing up' next door in East Barre. So many fun times. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


To all of Lonny's family & friends-I've said it before, but I will say it again-this man had a huge heart. He always had kind words, sometimes a hug and from what I gather from others sometimes a big sloppy wet kiss, although I don't think I was ever on the receiving end of one. My loss. <3 He is watching over you all, keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. May he Rest in Peace.



I met Lonny 25+ years ago as he was an up and coming Safety Expert! Lonny recognized that employee safety was so important to the New England workforce and nationwide! We both discussed what we could do to improve this often! I loved visiting with him and sharing personal and professional stories! I was diagnosed 3 1/2 years ago with the same affliction. Lonny always gave me words of encouragement when I saw him! My heart goes out to his family for your loss. His love for all of you will always be with you.


Cindy and family,

I am sorry for your great loss. There are no words. Lonny was a sweetheart; as are you Cindy. You and Lonny make the world a better place. He will be dearly missed. My thoughts are with your family during this sad time. May his loss bring you all even closer and may he live on through each of you. He will. All my love.



Sharon and the rest of the Wade family. So sorry for your loss. I remember Lonny well. He passed much too young. May he rest in peace. My deepest condolences to the entire family


Cindy - my heart breaks for you. So sorry to hear this news. Heaven gained a special angel to watch over you all.

Astrid & Rick Bowen


Cindy and family, My heart breaks for your loss! Just know I am thinking of you all during this tough time. Big hugs!!

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