GARDNER - Wayne Francis Ryan, 75, of Gardner, died peacefully with his family by his side, on Monday, March 19, 2018 at UMass Memorial Medical Center, University Campus in Worcester after a brief illness.
He was born in Gardner on January 8, 1943. he was the son of the late Doris (Nichols) Taylor and stepfather, Woodrow Taylor.
Wayne was a lifelong resident of Gardner. He was formerly employed by ServPro and Wal-Mart.
In his younger years Wayne enjoyed playing sports. He was an avid fisherman, and loved his New England sports teams.
He leaves behind his sister, Patricia (Ryan) Whalen of Gardner; two daughters, Tara Ryan of Gardner and Bonnie Ryan of Templeton; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and many cousins. He was predeceased by his former wife, Michele (Lafayette) Ryan.
There are no funeral services planned.
Donations may be made in Wayne's memory to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave, Waltham, MA 02451.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing funeral arrangements.