In Loving Memory of Wayne A. Randall

June 04, 1923
Clinton, MA
August 23, 2020
Trumbull, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824

Visitation

5:00pm - 7:00pm

39 South Benson Road

August 28, 2020

Service

Our Lady of the Assumption Church

Mass of Christian Burial

545 Stratfield Road,
Fairfield CT 06825

Saturday, August 29, 2020 10:00am Please see Zoom Info at end of Obituary

Cemetery

St. Thomas Cemetery

Mill Plain Road,
Fairfield

August 29, 2020

Family Gathering

Charity

Our Lady of the Assumption Church

545 Stratfield Road,
Fairfield CT 06825



Wayne A. Randall

Wayne A. Randall, of Trumbull, formerly of Stamford and Fairfield, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at the age of 97. He was the beloved husband of the late Helen M. Randall for nearly 64 years. Born in Clinton, MA to Rufus and Beth (Walker) Randall, Wayne spent much of his early life on his family dairy farm in Bolton, MA. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Education from Fitchburg State University, and later earned a Master’s Degree from NYU. Wayne served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and participated in the Liberation of Paris and marched in the Champs Elysees victory parade. He was wounded in the Battle of the Hurtgen Forest and was awarded a Purple Heart. Wayne became a teacher of mathematics and wood working in MA and CT. He later worked for MetLife, Connecticut General, and Shearson Hammill, ending his career at the New York Stock Exchange as a Senior Training Specialist. Wayne was a devout Catholic and attended daily Mass. He was an active parishioner of St. Mary’s in Stamford and Our Lady of the Assumption in Fairfield as a lector, money counter, CCD teacher and fundraiser. Wayne was also civic minded; he contributed to zoning board meetings for the benefit of the neighborhood and regularly visited the sick and elderly. He was a skilled woodworker, cared for his many tools, and could repair almost anything. Wayne loved music, poetry, nature, and spending time outdoors; he was proud of his large and fruitful garden, often sharing vegetables with neighbors. Wayne enjoyed spending summer vacations with his family on Cobbetts Pond in New Hampshire and singing Christmas carols around the piano with his children. Wayne was a devoted husband and caring father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by eight loving children: Ann Randall of Black Rock, Mary Lou Randall of Boston, MA, Peggy Flaherty (Jack) of Fairfield, John Randall of Lynn, MA, James Randall (Susan) of Stamford, Kathleen Randall Gill (Scott) of Avon, Rosemary Irving of Phoenix, AZ, and Judith Randall of Norfolk; 12 cherished grandchildren, Daniel Flaherty (Nancy), Eileen Moore (William), Kathleen Nagle (Kiely), Brian Flaherty (Kelly), James Randall (Keileen), Patrick Randall, Kevin Randall, Caroline Gill, Brendan Gill, Elita Irving, Ian Irving, and Moriah Irving; 7 beloved great-grandchildren, John, Andrew and Helena Flaherty, Brady and Keira Moore, Reid Randall, and Madeline Nagle; as well as one brother, Edward Randall of Worcester, MA and one sister, Martha Randall of Arlington, MA; and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to greet the family for calling hours (walk-through visitation) on Friday, August 28, 2020 from 5-7 pm at the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield and to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 10:00am at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Road, Fairfield, CT, 06825. Interment will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery, Fairfield. Donations may be made in Wayne’s memory to Our Lady of the Assumption Church. For information on how to attend the service remotely through Zoom, or to sign an online register, please visit www.SpearFuneralHome.com

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5 Guestbook Entries for Wayne A. Randall

  1. I had the privilege to meet and work with Wayne in the early years of Our Lady of the Assumption’s SeptemberFest. I know he will be missed by many. I offer my deepest sympathies to the entire Randall family.

  2. We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Wayne’s passing. Your dad was always a kind and interesting man, with a quick wit and sincere interest in the lives of everyone he met. Please know that we are thinking of all of you and keeping you in our prayers.

  3. To all the Randall family, I would like to express my condolences on the passing of an old friend of My Bill and me. We were in CFM (The Christian Family Movement of the Catholic Church) with Wayne and Helen back in the early 60s and well into the 70s. We were members too, with Jack and Evelyn Mahan, Beth and Pete Covello, Sam and Kathy Cingari, Dan and Ronnie Lucus, Jerry and Sheila Gillespie, among the Marinos, Wissmans, Rocktoffs, and Belands.

    Your Dad and Mom were wonderful people, devoted to their family, and their church. We all were so busy raising our families, and looked forward to getting out and being with friends, of like values
    and beliefs, and practicing actions of charity both at home and in the community.

    I regret I was not able to attend the services held for Wayne. I have just recently had surgery on my eyes, and have had to stay close to home.

    Although I have not been in touch with anyone for a long, long time, I do send my love and sympathy to you all. I do have great memories of you all as children running around at the family picnics we use to have in CFM. May God bring you peace and comfort at this time, and always.

    With love,

    Terry Evans

  4. On behalf of the Northwest Catholic High School community, I offer my deepest sympathy on the passing of Wayne Randall. Wayne, along with his grandchildren Caroline and Brendan, is a valued member of the Northwest Catholic community, so we mourn his loss along with all who love him. Please know that Wayne and his entire family will be remembered in a special way at our school-wide Mass in September. We are very sorry for your loss. ~ Jane Leary, Director of Constituent Relations, Northwest Catholic High School.