Edgar Wetherbee

Edgar H. Wetherbee Jr.

May 10, 1926 – February 20, 2019

Thompson — Edgar H. Wetherbee Jr., “Eddy”, 92, a lifelong Thompson resident, died Wednesday at his daughter's home in Danielson.

Eddy was born May 10, 1926, in North Grosvenordale, to the late Edgar and Nina (Rhodes) Wetherbee, and attended Thompson schools. He served in the Pacific theater during World War II as a fireman 1st class in the U.S. Navy. He married Marguerite “Peggy” Fifield on August 31, 1946, at the First Congregational Church in Thompson. She predeceased him in 2011. Eddy was a talented yodeler who performed locally for years. After retiring from Preferred Plastics in Putnam, Eddy enjoyed gardening and taking on projects around the house — he never met something broken he couldn't fix. He was a longtime member of Putnam Baptist Church and the American Legion.

He is survived by his three children, Linda Collins, of Danielson, Edgar Wetherbee III, of Thompson, and Diane Gratton and husband Roger, of Pomfret; daughter-in-law, Cynthia, of Webster, Mass.; four granddaughters, Kathleen Collins and husband Jason Stradling, Dawn Shea and husband Richard, Nora Barrows and husband Robert, and Melissa Wetherbee and fiancé Bryan Ciaramitaro; and three great-grandchildren, Nathan Shea, Quinn Shea and Audrey Stradling. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by five brothers, Walter, Steve, Clarence, Ray and Herbert (Stub), and a sister, Dot Shippee.

Graveside service will be at 11:00 am Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 at West Thompson Cemetery, Route 12, Thompson, CT. The family invites friends and family to join together after the service for a repast in honor of Eddy's life at noon at Putnam Baptist Church, 170 Church St., Putnam, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Putnam Baptist Church, 170 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260 or The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Attn: Tribute Gifts, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780. Share a memory at www.smithandwalkerfh.com