Wayne Philip Petrie

February 17, 1953May 5, 2018

Rumford – Wayne P. Petrie, 65, of Hancock Street in Rumford, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday May 5, 2018 t Rumford Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Rumford on February 17, 1953 a son of Joseph and Estella (Jaros) Petrie. Wayne was educated in Rumford schools and was a graduate of Rumford High School. He was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior and was the organist and choir director at St. Theresa’s for many years and sang in the choir at St. John’s. He worked as the activity director at Horizon’s Unlimited for over 20 years and as a CRMA at Rumford Community Home, until his health failed. Wayne enjoyed playing the piano, making all occasion cakes, following all sports and playing Bingo. Surviving are his sisters, Priscilla Prevost and husband Dave of Rumford, and Gloria Provencher and husband Terrance of Rumford; brothers, David Petrie and wife Margaret of Attleboro, MA, Mark Petrie and wife Teresa of Rumford, and Gary Petrie and wife Deanna of Rumford; a sister in law, Nancy Petrie Dupont of NH; many nieces and nephews; a godchild Kristyn Endler of FL, and many special friends at the Somerset Apartments. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother Bernard Petrie.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Wayne Philip Petrie

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Anna Rudolph

May 26, 2018

Wayne was a very special person. I have so many fond memories from time spent at Horizons Unlimited during all of those 20 years. Wayne worked with my mother, Elsie Morency, and she loved him like a son. He brought joy, music, and laughter to all of the residents and staff alike. He even made my wedding cake. Such a kind, talented individual. Enjoy all heaven has to offer, Wayne! After all you have given to others it's your turn to receive.

Karen MacDonald-Simpson

May 17, 2018

Sorry to hear about Wayne's passing. I enjoyed working with him at RCH. He was always cheerful and most kind to the residents. May God reward him with many blessings...." Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy ".

Karen MacDonald

Greg Fraser

May 9, 2018

Wayne was a great friend and long time employee of the Oxford County ARC, now Hope Association. On behalf of "His" many residents/program participants, they would express their many thanks for his creativity and energy. Wayne was always coming up with new ways to celebrate all of the holidays, concerts and other fun activities that so many enjoyed with him. Many of his residents preceded him to Heaven, so I can only imagine the fun reunion they're enjoying. Rest well, Wayne. Thanks for all that you did to make life brighter!

Karen Sinclair-Belyea

May 7, 2018

Wayne worked with us at Horizon's and Hope for many years.. We learned a lot from him.. Also Wayne played the organ at St. Theresa's Church for many years.. He played so beautifully. We were lucky to have him. Rest in Peace...