Wayne Elwyn Crosby of Bethel passed away peacefully at Danbury Hospital on November 22, 2021.
He was born on August 31, 1943 in Norwalk Hospital to the late Kenneth Ellsworth Crosby and Ethel Kahle Crosby. Wayne grew up in New Canaan, CT and attend J.M. Wright Technical High School in Stamford, CT. He met his wife of 57 years, Louise Vitiello Crosby on Easter Sunday 1961 and they married on May 30, 1964. They moved to Bethel in 1969 where they raised their two children.
Wayne was employed by the Town of Bethel for over 34 years and worked in both the Highway and Building Maintenance departments. Previously he was employed by the Getman & Judd Lumber Company in Brookfield, CT, the Central Construction Company of Greenwich CT and Glenbrook Laboratories in Glenbrook, CT.
Wayne was very handy and could fix almost anything. He enjoyed home improvement projects and over the years he put on multiple additions to his homes, including a garage where he restored his 1940 Ford Coupe. He was an avid vegetable gardener, a lover of dogs and a lifetime fan of the NY Yankees. He also enjoyed playing poker with a group of friends for over 30 years.
He is survived his son Daniel Crosby (Lori) of Sandy Hook, CT and daughter Christine Crosby (Ken Haber) of Bethel CT, his granddaughters Rachel Crosby, Alyssa, Kaylee and Savannah Lima and his great grandchildren Skylyn and Daxton.
He is also survived by his brother Kenneth F (Bud) Crosby of Boynton Beach FL and his sister Jean Crosby DeMattio of Westport, CT as well as several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in his name to either the American Diabetes Association (diabetes.org) or the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (themmrf.org).
A graveside service will be held at the Elmwood Cemetery, Bethel, Monday November 29th at 11:30 AM.
The family will receive friends at the Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, Monday morning from 9:30 to 11:00 AM when the procession will leave for the cemetery.