Herbert S. Wyer

June 18, 1932May 7, 2013

SOUTH WELLFLEET - Herbert S. Wyer, 80, died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family after a brief illness. He was born in Harford, Ct and graduated from Bulkeley High School in 1950. He served three years in the US Marine Corp. during the Korean Conflict. Herb married Jacqueline French in 1955 and together they raised four daughters in Wethersfield, CT. He was a member of the International Association of Heat & Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers of America, Local 33 for 42 years and retired in 1993. After the passing of his first wife, Herb married Denise Rice and they moved to Wellfleet, MA in 1996. Herb enjoyed fishing, boating and golfing. He was an avid fan of UConn basketball and also a member of Chequessett Yacht and Country Club. He was a skilled craftsman and woodworker who built everything from fine furniture to a wooden canoe. His motto was “Measure twice, cut once.” He worked as a carpenter in Wellfleet until last summer. Herb was a kind and gentle soul who never had a bad word to say about anyone. He is survived by his wife, Denise, his daughters and their husbands, Terry and Brian Dehm of Simsbury, CT, Kathy and Bill O’Keefe of Cromwell, CT, and Carol and Paul Fitzsimmons of Southport, CT. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Jason, Kevin, and Ryan Dehm, Mike and Matt O’Keefe, Jennifer, Carolyn, and Doug Crosen, and Andrew and Emma Fitzsimmons. He leaves four stepchildren and their spouses; William and Michelle Rice, Tim and Tina Rice, Michael and Heidi Rice, and Catherine and Doug Gallo. He also leaves 15 step grandchildren, his brother-in-law, Arthur Hamel and his sons, and many dear friends. He was predeceased by his first wife Jackie, daughter Patty Crosen, and sister Barbara Hamel. Friends may call on Friday, May 17 from 4-7 at Nickerson Funeral Home on Main Street in Wellfleet. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes on Route 6 in Wellfleet on Saturday, May 18th at 11:30am. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Logan Dunne Scholarship Fund c/o Nauset Regional High School, 78 Eldredge Parkway, Orleans MA 02653 or Hope Health Hospice, 765 Attucks Ln, Hyannis MA 02601.


  • Visitation Friday, May 17, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 18, 2013

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June 23, 2013

To Terry and Carol and families:
So sorry to hear of Herb's passing. Such a great guy. He showed me his shop for making canoes and such. My deepest sympathy to you and your families.

Pete Doyle

Beth Cormier

May 13, 2013

Herb Wyer was the true meaning of a "Gentle....Man" setting a great example to ALL along his path. God bless his family and many friends. May you all find comfort and joy in the beautiful memories held in your hearts forever.
With my deepest sympathy,
Beth (Crosen) Cormier

Eugene Dessureau

May 13, 2013

With much saddnest to hear of Herb's death. He was a great guy. My deppest sympathy to Herb's family.

Gene Dessureau, BHS 1949
Bethesda, MD

Joe Angelico

May 12, 2013

Terry and Brian,
We are very sorry for your loss.
Joe and Charlie Angelico

Nancy Soaft

May 12, 2013


So sorry for you and your family. I remember your Dad being so kind and friendly during our high school years. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

The Staff of Nickerson Funeral Home

May 12, 2013

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.

Arline & Mike Longo

May 11, 2013

Denise we were saddened to received the news of Herb's death. It was such a great pleasure to be with him and you on the golf course and at social events. Herb will always be in our prayers. We will see you when we get to the Cape in May.

Dick & Linda Clark

May 11, 2013

We are so sorry to hear of Herb's passing. Herb was a very special man who will always have a place in our hearts. Everytime we visited the Cap we made sure we got to see him and Denise. Herb we will miss you.

Cheryl Merrill

May 11, 2013

Herb was a wonderfully sweet man who brought a special kind of love into the lives of Denise and her family. He was kind and helpful to me and mine as well. He was a good man and will be missed.

Bill & Debbie Lyth

May 10, 2013

Denise and family, we're so saddened to hear of Herb's death. You're in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.