1954 – 2017
Thompson – Wilbur Wayne “Wayno” Cotnoir, 62, of Quaddick Town Farm Rd., died Monday, September 18, 2017. He was the husband of Harriett (Keech) Cotnoir. Born in Putnam, he was the son of Helen (Gawlik) Cotnoir of Thompson and the late Arthur W. Cotnoir.
Wayno worked as a machinist for Wycoff Steel and then later worked for Pratt & Whitney. He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam Era. He was a member of Thompson Rod and Gun Club, Thompson American Legion Post 67, Danielson American Legion Post 21, Past Commander of Putnam American Legion Post 13, the Men’s Auxiliary of Albert J. Breault VFW Post 1523, the Worcester County Van Club, and a past member of the Valley Springs Sportsman Club. He volunteered for and was a founding member of Christmas in August Toys for Tots Drive. He enjoyed van meets, his Harley Davidson, fishing, camping, hiking, painting, etching, playing horse shoes and shooting pool. He especially loved cooking for his family and large groups, and playing fetch with his dogs. As a stay at home Pepѐre, he loved babysitting his grandchildren. His number one joy in life was his children and grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and mother, Wayno is survived by his son Christopher Cotnoir and his wife Cassie and their children Dakota, Kaden, Isabelle, and Emmalin of Wichita Falls, TX; his two daughters Jamie Aubin and her husband Craig of Thompson and their children Ashel and Bodhi and Michelle Teague and her husband James and their children Justin, Aidan and Austin of North Attleboro, MA; his step daughter Jessica Jellison of Pomfret CT; his step son Karl Kuhn Jr. of Thompson; and a brother Brian Cotnoir of Thompson. He was predeceased by a brother Joseph Cotnoir.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Wayno’s family from 10:00AM to 11:30AM on Saturday, September 23, 2017, in the Valade Funeral Home and Crematory, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 noon. in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Donations may be made to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation
282 Washington St. Hartford, CT 06106. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.