OGDENSBURG -- A funeral mass for Wayne L. Washburn, age 71, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday January 6, 2021 at Notre Dame Church. Entombment will follow at Foxwood Memorial Park with military honors.
Calling hours will be held also on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home. Mr. Washburn passed away on Saturday (Jan 2, 2021) at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Surviving are his children Salange “Sally” Washburn, Cookie & Jon Lovely, Anne Washburn and Dean Washburn & his fiancee’ Brandy Middlemiss all of Ogdensburg; three brothers Joseph Washburn of Morristown, Daniel Washburn of Ogdensburg, Gerald Washburn & his wife Teena of Ogdensburg; sisters Mildred “Cookie” Recore & her husband Mike of Morristown and Sharon Washburn of Morristown; grandchildren Nathan Angel, Mariah Hurst, Natalie Lovely, Trent Lovely and Hannah Washburn; great-granddaughter Amelia Luther and many nieces, nephews & cousins.
He was predeceased by his wife Cynthia on February 3, 2016.
Wayne was born on May 02, 1949 in Ogdensburg, a son of the late Robert L. & Iva Mae (Pratt) Washburn. He graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1968 and entered the US Marine Corps in 1969 where he obtained an engineering degree. He received his honorable discharge in 1971. He later married Cynthia A. Groulx on September 11, 1971.
During his career he was employed with Potters Industries as a warehouse supervisor for 30 years, retiring in 2003. Wayne was a Pilgrim and active member of the Ogdensburg Moose Lodge where he was recently awarded honorary State Past President of the New York State Moose Association for countless hours of dedication and support for the lodge. Wayne also gave much of himself to other area clubs to include the Elks, Knights of Columbus where he earned 3rd degree, the American Legion as a 45 year member and the Hammond VFW.
Wayne enjoyed bowling, hunting, playing softball, traveling to Moose conventions, playing bingo, going to the casino and spending time with his family and friends.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Ogdensburg Moose Lodge, 609 Pickering Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.
Condolences and fond memories can also be shared at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.