V. Wayne Teeney

Jun 01, 2018

Searsport — V. Wayne Teeney, 84, died at his home Wednesday, May 16, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born Jan. 6, 1934, in Belmont, son of Joseph C. Teeney and Bernice (Greer) Teeney Page.

Wayne was born and raised in Maine, served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to '58, married the love of his life, Janice, and they had four daughters. He then moved, with his family, to Connecticut to drive truck for St. Johnsbury Trucking Co., from which he retired after 25 years of service. Upon his retirement, he returned to Maine, where he lived in Searsport until his passing.

Wayne is predeceased by his loving wife of 57 years, Janice (Colby) Teeney; his parents; his sisters, Joyce (Teeney) Crosby and Norma (Teeney) Rich; and his brothers-in-law, Dean Colby and Carl (Smiley) Hodges.

He is survived by his sisters, Wenda (Teeney) Brown and Maxine (Teeney) Curtis and husband Charles; sister-in-law Pauline (Colby) Hodges; daughters Valerie Relyea of Searsport; Joanne Toussaint and her husband Mark of Land O' Lakes, Florida; Priscilla Jacques and her husband Lloyd and Leslie Nguyen of Wallingford, Connecticut.

He also leaves behind 11 grandchildren, Benjamin Relyea, Nicholas and Cinnamin Kirychuck, Justin, Corey and Andrea Toussaint, Lloyd and Alicia Jacques, Crystal, and Vinnie and Chelsea Nguyen; as well as five great-grandchildren, Jayna and Jasannah Relyea, Jeremiah Nguyen, Lily Jacques and Colbie Lagoa; and many nieces and nephews.

Upon retiring, Wayne took up driving a fifth-wheel camper to travel the U.S. from Maine to Alaska, Connecticut, Florida and Texas with Janice. They would visit family in all parts and meet new friends and reconnect with old.

He was passionate about old cars, especially his 1940 Plymouth, which he loved to take to the Reny’s Cruise-In as well as drive in the summer parades having his children and grandchildren ride along to toss candy.

The maverick that he was, he could be found watching his favorite baseball team, the New York Yankees, any chance he could — YES — in Red Sox territory! He also loved to watch the weekend NASCAR races and especially enjoyed when a friend would join him.

He will be remembered for his quick wit, friendly banter, love of family, making breakfast for the whole gang and accusing his winning cribbage opponents of cheating!

The burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to MaineHealth Care at Home (Hospice), 15 Industrial Park Road, Saco, ME 04072.

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