Samuel R. Payson

Samuel R. Payson, of Needham, former longtime resident of Weston, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. He was 97. Mr. Payson was a graduate of Milton Academy, Class of 1934 and Harvard University, Class of 1938. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He was the beloved husband of Laura (Richardson) Payson and the late Ruth (McWain) Payson; loving father of Timothy S. Payson and his wife, Sara, of Plano, Texas; cherished grandfather of Spencer J. Payson and Kyle B. Payson, both of Plymouth; brother of the late William L. Payson and Edith P. Gardiner. He was also survived by many dear cousins. A memorial service will be held Friday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m., at St. Peters Episcopal Church, 320 Boston Post Road, Weston. Memorial contributions in memory of Samuel R. Payson may be made to the Milton Academy, 170 Centre St., Milton, MA 02186.

Published in The Wayland Town Crier from Nov. 4 to Nov. 10, 2012