A. Wayne O'Day

Born: Fri., Mar. 3, 1939
Died: Fri., Jan. 29, 2016


Visitation

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Feb. 01, 2016
Location: Jackman Funeral Home


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Feb. 02, 2016
Location: Jackman Funeral Home


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Douglas-A. Wayne O’Day, 76, of Wallis St. “the Res” passed away suddenly on Fri. Jan. 29 after being stricken ill at home.  He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years Sally Ann (Hammond) O’Day; 2 children A. Wayne O’Day, Jr. and his wife Sherry M. Bombara of Uxbridge and Jennifer L. Ashworth and her husband Michael of Douglas; 3 grandchildren, Benjamin Charles, Sean Joseph, and Erin Jarvis; as well as his innumerable friends he has made over the years, especially his friends in the “boat house crew”.  His sister Carol predeceased him.  Born in Woonsocket, RI on March 3, 1939 he was the son of the late Malcolm S. and Grace (Cook) O’Day Creaser and lived in Douglas most of his life
     Wayne was a graduate of Woonsocket High School where he played on the hockey team.  He served in the U.S. Army and later went on to own and operate Wayne’s Tool Service.  Previously he had owned and operated AWO Tool Repair.  Wayne was the epitome of neatness and organization and would entertain weekly Patriot's games and yearly super bowl parties at "the Boathouse" and in his garage.   Wayne was a lifelong private pilot at North Central State Airport in Lincoln, RI and on the Whitin Res.  He piloted many planes through the years including his own Piper Cherokee 140, a J-3 Cub, and a PA-18 Super Cub float plane, having his license for 35 years. Wayne lived his dream of living at the family homestead on The Res and having his seaplane only a few steps away. Wayne had many friends fondly referred to as the boathouse crew.  He belonged to Larry’s Pitch League, enjoyed Key West, and was an avid Pat’s fan. He was an active ice boater for many years, enjoyed waterskiing and boating.  He also belonged to several aviation organizations over the years.
     His funeral service will be held on Tues. Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. in Jackman Funeral Home, 7 Mechanic St., Douglas.  Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, N. Smithfield, RI.  Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Mon. Feb. 1 from 3-7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Wayne’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA  02472 or Experimental Aircraft Assoc. Young Eagles Program at eaa.org.  to leave a condolence message for the family, please visit www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com

    

Charitable donations may be made in A. Wayne's memory to the following organization:

Alzheimer’s Assoc.
480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA 02472

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