Dennis J. Wayland, Sr. [62] 2/20/2005

5/23/1940 - 02/06/2007 [67]

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Dennis J. Wayland, Sr.

Date February 24, 2005

Former Barrington resident

Dennis J. Wayland Sr., 62, of Rumford, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen A. Higginbotham.

Born in Providence, a son of the late John P. and Bernice (O'Neil) Wayland, he lived in East Providence for 35 years previously residing in Barrington for 27 years.

Mr. Wayland was a special service technician for the Bell Atlantic Co., for 35 years before retiring in 1998.

He was a 3rd degree member of the East Providence Knights of Columbus No. 1523 and was the president of the Columbus Club. He was a member of the Newport Ancient Order of the Hibernians, the American Telephone Pioneer's Association and the I.B.E.W. He was a United States Army veteran.

Dennis enjoyed reading, fishing and boating.

Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Jenna E. Signore of Newbury, Mass.; a son, Dennis J. Wayland, Jr. of East Providence; a brother, John P. Wayland, Jr. of Narragansett; two sisters, Virginia W. McCoy of East Providence and Margaret M. Powers of Barrington; and a granddaughter of Madeleine G. Signore. He was the father of the late William E. Wayland.

His funeral with military honors will be held Thursday, Feb. 24, at 8:45 a.m. from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Ave., Riverside, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday, Feb. 23, from 4 to 8 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted.

Contributions in Dennis's memory to The Miriam Hospital Oncology Program, P.O. Box H, Fain 3, Providence, RI 02903, would be deeply appreciated.

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