WYNNE, Edward Cyril
Edward Cyril Wynne, age 89, of Glastonbury, CT passed away on December 24, 2012 at Hartford Hospital after a brief illness. He was born in Framingham, MA to the late Cyril Wynne and Louise (French) Wynne. He graduated from Lawrenceville School in 1940, Yale University in 1947 and from Boston University Law School in 1950. He was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II. He married Mary Louise Foss in Wayland, MA in 1950 and they moved to Connecticut when he took a job with the Ribicoff Law firm. Mary Lou's job as a nursery school teacher brought them to Glastonbury. He soon became entrenched in the town's local politics, a passion he would enjoy the rest of his life. He started the firm Wynne, Pontillo and Lynch and he served as Glastonbury Town Attorney for 17 years during the 1960's and 1970's. He also served as town attorney for the town of East Hampton and on the East Hampton water pollution authority. He was a devoted member of the First Church of Christ Congregational in Glastonbury for over 60 years and a member of the Orchard Hill Pool Club for over 50 years. He was a member of the Republican town committee and was named Republican of the year in 1974. Exercise was important to Ed, he continued to stay active well into his 70s. He married Barbara Tuttle in 1998, having lost his wife Mary Lou in 1992. Barbara had three grown children, Bob, Linda and Greg. Together they visited San Francisco, Florida and to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Ed enjoyed the outdoors, he donated a large area of land to the Audubon Society of Massachusetts. Many thanks to Hartford Hospital and the residents and staff at Mountain Laurel of Glastonbury. He leaves his wife Barbara; three children, Matthew Edward Wynne and his wife Veronique; his daughter, Jane Kelly; and his son, Timothy Davis Wynne; his sister, Louise and her husband John Corbett of Brookline, MA; Barbara's children, and many nephews, nieces and step-grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at 10 a.m. at First Church of Christ Congregational, 2183 Main St., Glastonbury, CT. Burial will follow in Green Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Ed's name to the First Church of Christ Congregational or Wells Turner Memorial Library. To leave an online condolence please visit www.glastonburyfuneral.com