Wayne J. Pepler
SPENCER- Wayne J. Pepler 66, of R. Jones Rd., died Saturday, August 17 at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester surrounded by his loving family.
He leaves his wife of 41 years, Nancy L. (DelPrete) Pepler, his son Mark W. Pepler and his wife Michelle of Scarborough, ME., his daughters Amy M. Pepler of Belmont and Lindsay A. Burrowbridge and her husband Ryan of Kittery, ME., his father Clarence J. Pepler of Spencer, five grandchildren; Madeline, Owen and Emerson Pepler and Ayla and Harper Burrowbridge, several nieces and nephews.
Wayne was a field representative for Agri-Mark in West Springfield for 40 years, retiring in 2011.
He was born in Woonsocket, RI, the son of the late Rita (Robert) Pepler and graduated from Burrillville, (RI) High School and attended the University of Georgia where he played football. He proudly served his country with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Mary, Queen of the Rosary Parish.
Wayne was an avid fly fisherman and outdoorsman, pursuing his passion from the shores of Harker's Island, NC, to the Gaspe Peninsula, Quebec. He was often found at his second home on the Swift River in Ware. When his fly rod was not firmly in hand, he enjoyed spending time with his family and cheering for all of the New England Sports teams.
A Memorial Mass will be held for Wayne at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 22 in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 7 Church St., Spencer. Burial will follow in Mary, Queen of the Rosary Cemetery, Spencer. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, Ma. 01701. J.HENRI MORIN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 23 Maple Terr., Spencer is directing arrangements for the family.