Edward Cyril Wynne Jr.

July 24, 1923December 24, 2012
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Edward Cyril Wynne, Age: 89, Beloved husband of Barbara Wynne , since 1998 of Glastonbury, Connecticut passed away on December 24, 2012 at Hartford Hospital after a brief illness. He was born on July 24, 1923 in Framingham, Massachusetts to the late Cyril Wynne and Louise French Wynne. He graduated from Lawrenceville School in 1940 and went on to Yale University working for the Yale Daily News while there. In 1942, he became part of the war effort in Europe and was in the 82nd Airborne Division. He graduated from Yale University in 1947 and from Boston University Law School in 1950. He married Mary Louise Foss in Wayland, Massachusetts in 1950 and they moved to Connecticut when he took a job with the Ribicoff Law firm. Mary Lou’s job as a nursery school teacher brought them to Glastonbury. He soon became entrenched in the town’s local politics, a passion he would enjoy the rest of his life. He started the firm Wynne, Pontillo and Lynch and he served as Glastonbury Town Attorney for 17 years during the 1960’s and 1970’s. He also served as town attorney for the town of East Hampton and on the East Hampton water pollution authority. He was a member of the First Church of Christ Congregational in Glastonbury for over 60 years, a membership that sustained him well. He also was a member of the Orchard Hill Pool Club for over 50 years. He was a member of the Republican town committee and attended the Lincoln Day Dinner every year. He was named Republican of the year in 1974. Exercise was important to Ed. Running was a way for him to put his energy into something besides politics. He also enjoyed handball, racquetball and tennis. He took up hiking in his sixties and joined the Appalachian Mountain Club, a membership he kept well into his seventies. He also swam at the high school pool and exercised at the gym, his home away from home. He married Barbara Tuttle in 1998, having lost his wife Mary Lou in 1992. Barbara had three grown children, Bob, Linda and Greg. Ed and Barbara travelled a bit in his later years, going to San Francisco, California to visit his father’s roots with his sister Louise and her husband John. He also went to Sanibel Island, Florida and to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Barbara was the driving force, she being a strong traveller. Many thanks to Hartford Hospital and the residents and staff at Mountain Laurel of Glastonbury. Ed enjoyed the outdoors, spent his early adult years with his mother on Cape Cod and became a strong conservationist. He donated a large area of land to the Society for the Preservation of Cape Cod and the land subsequently was transferred to the Audubon Society of Massachusetts.

People were important to Ed. He loved stories about people and he had a good sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by his family. He leaves his wife Barbara; three children, Matthew Edward Wynne and his wife Veronique; his daughter, Jane Kelly; and his son, Timothy Davis Wynne. He also leaves behind his sister, Louise, and her husband, John Corbett of Brookline, Massachusetts; Barbara’s children, and many nephews, nieces and step-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at First Church of Christ Congregational in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Burial will follow in Green Cemetery. A memorial donation may be made in Ed’s name to the Welles Turner Memorial Library or the First Church of Christ Congregational both in Glastonbury, Connecticut. To visit Ed’s online tribute or leave a message of condolence, please visit


  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 29, 2012

Edward Cyril Wynne Jr.

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January 29, 2013

Dearest Jane, Matt and Tim,

I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your wonderful Dad. Your Dad was a man that cared about not only his family but everyone that was blessed to have known him. I will never forget all the cherished memories of his unselfish giving to us as children and into our young adulthood the joy of being with him and sharing all those great, happy times together. I will forever hold your Dad in my heart and always with a smile. Words just don't seem to be enough to let you know he was important in my life as we grew up not only neighbors but close friends on Stockade Road that continued to High Street and Bumps River Road. My heartfelt sympathy to all of you as I keep you close in my heart and prayers. I have always been here for you and always will be. Mr. Wynne as we affectionately called him, will be sadly missed.

My Love to all of you,

January 23, 2013

A true gentleman and a credit to his profession. RIP job well done.
Janice Novicki, Realtor
Glastonbury, Ct.

Sharon Holman

January 9, 2013

Dear Jane, Matt and Tim,
I just heard of Mr.Wynne's passing and was deeply saddened. He was a wonderful friend of our family and the sweetest of men. I have so many wonderful memories growing up with you guys and your dad. He will be sorely missed and my prayers are with you and your family. Much Love.
Sharon Holman

Corinne Hobbs

January 9, 2013

Dear Jane, Mat and Tim, I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a good and kind man. He was so good to us kids growing up. I will always remember the ski trips to Stratton and of course all the wonderful times at the cape. I would have been at the service had I known. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Corinne

January 6, 2013

Matt, Jane, and Tim. Very sorry for your loss, he was a great guy.

Sibbie Sega

December 29, 2012

Dear Jane,
Keep all those precious memories of your Dad in your heart and this will help you thru this most difficult time.

December 29, 2012

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Catherine Fournier

December 28, 2012

" I allways thought of him as a very nice and intelligent man and I loved his conversation about politics! "
my sincere condoleance to all of you!

Catherine Fournier (Charlemont, MA)

Rich Bowden

December 28, 2012

Matt, Jane, and Tim.... I will miss your Dad. His interest in my life and family, his sense of humor and his intellect I remember well. It was always a pleasure to speak with him. My wife enjoyed many conversations with him while caring for him during his stay at Glastonbury Health Care, and will miss him also.

Pamela Farnsworth Jones

December 28, 2012

Dear Jane

Your Dad was lovely. I will always cherish those summer days at the Cape when your Dad made that possible. He was so kind and patient. I will remember him fondly. Thinking of you at this time.