FELCHVILLE — A graveside service was held at the Fletchville cemetery for Duane G. Wyman who died Sept. 2 in Felchville.
He was born Dec. 19, 1926, son of Claude L. Wyman and Dorothy (E. Nutter) Wyman in Felchville.
He attended elementary school in Brownsville until third grade and then Felchville through the eighth grade.
He graduated in 1944 from high school (Springfield) where he took the five year co-operative course (serving his apprenticeship at Jones and Lamson Machine Company). He worked there for about 40 years – retiring in 1986 as a supervisor.
He also worked briefly at Cone Automatic in Windsor, Bryant Grinder in Springfield and for the Highway Departments and the Town of Reading. Occasionally he worked as a carpenters helper for Eric R. Bibens of Springfield.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a Qualified Cadet.
In 1947 Duane had the good sense to marry Jessie E. Petty of Ludlow.
He served his community as a School Board member, on the Fire Department, as an Auditor, Lister and Tree Warden (planting many trees in the Village of Felchville). He also helped to turn the old barn in the back of Town Hall into the Fire Station (now demolished). He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Springfield for 25 years.
Duane was a very capable man with many interests and skills. He built a cottage at Lake Echo where their family summered for over 20 years. Duane spent many hours volunteering and as the Trustee/Chairperson for the Felchville Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Jessie; two sons Alan (Susan) of Harwood, Maryland and Dennis (Jane) of Salt Lake City, Utah; five granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; one sister, Wanda (G. Wyman) Maki; and his brother, Morris C. Wyman.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Felchville Cemetery Association c/o Howard Sanderson, Jr., PO Box 129, Reading, 05062.
This obituary will also appear in the September 14, 2017 edition of the Vermont Standard.
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