Wayne D. Libby

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BOSTON — Wayne D. Libby of Norway died at Massachusetts General Hospital on April 30, at age 59, after a long battle with liver disease. His wife, brother, Randy and his partner, Jaci and dear friend, Harvey were at his bedside.

He was born on April 1, 1952, in Freeport, the son of Clarence and Peggy Libby, he is also survived by his wife, Gerry Crocker, brother, Randy, sister, Jane and their families.

Among the endearing qualities about Wayne was his amazing intellect and memory. From an early age, Wayne was fascinated with cars. Name any auto and Wayne could tell you the make, model, engine and facts about it. This skill also extended to history, geography, stargazing and bird watching, among other things.

Wayne gave each thing he did his full attention and passion, whether it was making a beautiful dining table for friends or watching the Red Sox. He loved to travel, kayak and camp, enjoying trips to London, out west and many to Cobscook Bay with his wife and friends in their pop-up. Wayne also took a very special trip to Newfoundland with his brother, Randy.

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Wayne’s life was not without adversity. In 1985, while working as a welder at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, he had a devastating accident that resulted in chronic pain for the rest of his life. Dealing with liver disease since 2004, added a huge challenge and more pain. Yet Wayne rarely complained. He taught us all how to live with love, grace and dignity.

While some knew Wayne as Lib or Wayno or Wayne from Maine, one thing is for certain — to know Wayne was to love him. We will all miss him dearly.

To express condolences, consider a donation to the American Liver Foundation at http://www.liverfoundation.org/. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com.

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