Wayne Richard Edgley

July 23, 1952January 30, 2021

Oakdale- Wayne Richard Edgley, 68, of Caribou Way, passed away unexpectedly January 30, 2021 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Wayne was born July 23, 1952 in New London, CT, the son of the late James and Norma (Young) Edgley.

He married Bernadine Szachna April 11, 1981 at Our Lady of the Lakes Church. She survives him.

He had worked for over 40 years as a teacher in the Montville School System.

He loved to take long walks and hikes with his wife Bernadine. He was an avid golfer and was a member of the Shennecossett Golf Club.

In addition to his loving wife, Wayne is survived by his sons Ryan Edgley and his significant other Danielle Autencio, Shane Edgley and his significant other Denica Gagnon, by his sister Karen Guerin and husband Gary and by his sister Kathleen Edgley, sister in law Andrea Mallon and by his nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held at the Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen, 53 Rte 32, Montville on Wednesday February 10, 2021 from 4 to 8 pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Lakes Church in Oakdale on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at 11 am, meeting directly at the church. Burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Wayne Edgley’s memory may be made to Special Olympics Connecticut, 2666 State St. Suite 1, Hamden, CT 06517.

To leave a message of condolence for Wayne’s family, please visit his memorial at

The Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen is entrusted with arrangements.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 10, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, February 11, 2021


Wayne Richard Edgley

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Carole Putnam

February 13, 2021

So sorry to hear about Wayne. May your memories comfort you. Sending you and your family hugs.

Paula Kenney

February 12, 2021

I was so very sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. I, too, taught in the Montville School System for 25 years. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and prayers for your family.

Walt Sherwin

February 10, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss. Bernadine, Ryan and Shane- Wayne was a great man, loved by his family and held in great esteem by his students and fellow teachers. We, who were fortunate to have known- worked, and played with him were better people for each experience. We have fond memories and will always remember him.
With highest regards,
Walt, Mo Sherwin

Valerie Hazlin

February 10, 2021

Karen and Kathleen-
Jim and I send our sympathy for the death of your brother. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.
Val and Jim Hazlin

Deb Garrison

February 9, 2021

Shane , Denica, My heart goes out for your unexpected loss of your dad. You’re in my thoughts and prayers please extend my condolences to your mom and your brother. Love you both always here if you need anything. Love aunt Deb. Xoxo

Emory/Kathy Merrill

February 8, 2021

Dear Beradine and sons Ryan and Shane,
It was a very sad day to hear about Wayne's passing. Both Kathy and I were very good family friends while we worked at Fair Oaks
School in Montville. He was a caring teacher and also a running companion at the Rose Arts in Norwich.One time he shared his lunch with a stray cat outside his office window . The cat found a friend and a new home.That how he operated- he cared !
Wayne will be missed by all!
Emory and Kathy Merrill

Jim and Sally Germain

February 8, 2021

To the Edgley family.

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Wayne. We were neighbors and friends for many years. Although we haven't seen him since we moved 10 years ago, we have fond memories of him
in the neighborhood. He had a great sense of humor and was always fun to be around.
Our sincere condolences to Bernadine, Ryan, Shane, Karen and Kathy.

Jim and Sally Germain

Patrick Kelly

February 8, 2021

Bernadine, Ryan and Shane,
Vicki and I are so sorry to hear that Wayne has passed far to soon. He took me under his wing at MHS and made going to work something I really looked forward to. I wish I could thank him for all the fun and comradery that he provided. Rest easy Edge, I will miss you.

Deepest sympathy,
Pat and Vicki

Tom and Scarlett Greene

February 8, 2021

Edgely Family No words can express how sorry to hear Wayne, husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, cousin, teacher passed away. When there is love, any life is too short. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. 1st Cuz Tom, Scarlett Greene and Family. Woodstock, GA

Laura and Rick Citrak

February 8, 2021

Dear Bernadine and family,
Our sincere condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time. It has been many years since we have seen you, however, ever since we received the tragic news, you have been heavy on our mind. We wish you peace and comfort in the days ahead. God Bless You.

Laura and Rick Citrak