Wayne R. Sykes

February 26, 1937 - February 3, 2016

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At Wayne's request, all services will be private.

Wayne R. Sykes, 78, of North Waterboro, died February 3, 2016 at Southern Maine Health Care Center in Biddeford.

Wayne was born in Portland on February 26, 1937 the son of Ellsworth E. and Georgina M. (Slocum) Sykes.

Wayne married Marilyn P. Sullivan on February 20, 1965 and their romance and devotion to one another never wavered. They both enjoyed traveling and visiting with family and friends in Quebec, Canada and down in the “big city” of Boston, Mass.

Wayne was a dedicated worker at Hannaford’s Supermarket in South Portland and Waterboro. He did all the graphic work for their window displays. He painted and etched out the advertisements by hand; possessing a true gift and talent with dimensions and styles. In later years, he transferred to the mail department and retired with over 30 years with the company.

Wayne was a true “homebody” and enjoyed taking care of his home inside and out. He was known as the “quiet one” as Marilyn was more outgoing and comfortable striking up a conversation with anyone she met. Wayne was more than happy to let Marilyn take the lead and shine. One of his favorite hobbies included golfing. He played often with friends and enjoyed watching the New England teams play on television.

Wayne has now been reunited with his soul mate and wife, Marilyn, who predeceased him in 2012.

Wayne is survived by his sister-in-law, Constance Theriault of East Waterboro; two nieces, Lucinda Aldous and husband Phil of North Waterboro and Kimberly Libby and husband Curtis of Key West, Fla; two nephews, Kevin Theriault and wife Jodie of Limerick and James Theriault and wife Maureen of East Waterboro; and several great nieces and nephews.

At Wayne’s request, all services will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, New England Division, Inc., One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.

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