Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home

318 Burnside Ave, East Hartford, CT


Wayne Caverly

April 4, 1951August 3, 2019

Wayne Caverly, 68, of East Hartford died August 3, 2019 at his residence in East Hartford. He was born April 4, 1951 in New Haven, CT, grew up in New Hampshire, and returned to Connecticut for his adult life. He retired from employment as an engineer at Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford after 38 years. A storyteller with an acute perspective and a warped sense of humor, he was naturally engaging. As a young man, Wayne enjoyed nature, people, and anything mechanical. Later in life he enjoyed spending time in Tennessee with his grandchildren, and time with his friends at the pub. When relaxing he was rarely seen without a crossword puzzle within reach. The only son of a family of eight, he is preceded in death by three sisters, Joan Smith, Gladys Wallace, and Sandra (Sam) Spencer. He is survived by 4 sisters, Joyce Higgins, Sharon Pesta and her husband Gene, Lynda Walden, and Marion Forbes, all of Connecticut, his former wife Donise Caverly of Cromwell, CT, 2 daughters, Ashley McHugh and her husband John of Crossville, TN, and Kimberly Caverly of Cromwell, CT, 2 grandchildren Cora and John McHugh of Crossville, TN; and a host of nieces, nephews, and family members.


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Paul Caverly

August 8, 2019

Another Caverly lost. Condolences to all his family members.

Nina and Dale Peterson

August 7, 2019

Wayne was one of my husband's favorite uncles. He was a good person, funny, and a joy to be around. My husband has many fond memories of his uncle. Dale being raised in a family of mostly women, he remembers his uncle taking him to rent a Tux for the prom. He also remembers his uncle who was very tall owning an MG Midget Sports car. He came by and took Dale for a ride in his new car. Dale said he had a lot of fun with his uncle and will miss him greatly. We are unable to come to Connecticut due to our work schedules and we are deeply saddened by this loss. With a heavy heart, we wanted Wayne's daughters and Wayne's sister's and their families to know that we send our love, our thoughts, and prayers to everyone.