WALLINGFORD - Wayne "Burt" McDermott Jr., 63, of Wallingford, loving husband of Cindy Wardwell McDermott passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at the MidState Medical Center.
Wayne was born in Meriden, Oct. 18, 1950, a son of the late Wayne B. McDermott Sr., and Jeanruth Anderson McDermott and had been a Wallingford resident for many years. He was a 1969 graduate of Lyman Hall High School and graduated from Middlesex Community College in 1972. He was employed by Tiger Enterprises in Plantsville.
In addition to his wife Cindy, he is survived by his son, Timothy McDermott and his wife, Elizabeth, of Meriden; and his daughter, Katherine McDermott, of Middletown; his two brothers, Paul McDermott and his wife, Elise, of Middletown and James McDermott and his wife, Gloria, of Meriden; his brother-in-law, John Wardwell, of West Haven; five nieces; and one nephew; and many cherished friends whom he considered family. Wayne enjoyed the outdoors, especially exploring the White Mountains in N.H. and S.C. He was an avid geocacher and New England Patriots Fan. Wayne loved adventures and would never pass up an opportunity to spend time with his friends and family. He will always be remembered for his outgoing and unique personality.
His family will receive relatives and friends in The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext., Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 5 until 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held in The Wallingford Funeral Home, Thursday at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Meriden. Wayne's legacy will continue on in others through the gift of tissue donation. In lieu of flowers gifts in his memory may be sent to the Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund, P.O. Box 6, Franconia, NH 03580. www.wallingfordfh.com