Wayne's Story

MACHIAS - Wayne P. Torrey, 68, passed away unexpectedly on February 27, 2015. surrounded by his family at Eastern Maine Medical Center. He is the son of Virginia and the late Ernest Torrey of Deblois.

He worked in the woods with his father in his younger years, then a lumber mill and in 1971 became a ten wheeler and equipment operator with the State of Maine, Department of Transportation. After 40 years of service with the state he retired and went to work for Maine Wild Blueberry Company in Machias.

He was a quiet but strong man, always hardworking, generous and compassionate. His family always came first and his grandchildren were very special to him.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Catherine Torrey; his daughter, Susan and husband, Herb Smith, of Hancock, and their two children, Kaylee and Mason Smith; his mother, Virginia Torrey of Deblois; two brothers, Allan Torrey and Jerry Torrey; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Celebration of Wayne's life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Jonesboro Elementary School Gym. Graveside services will be in the spring at Longfellow Cemetery in Machias. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association in memory of Wayne. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.mcclurefamilyfuneral.com.
Published in Bangor Daily News
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