ANTRIM, NH: Wayne William Maki, 79, of Antrim NH passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at Pheasant-Wood Center in Peterborough, on February 2, 2022, after a brief illness.
He was born in Peterborough, NH on August 11,1942 to the late George and Helen C. (Hill) Maki.
He was married to his late wife, Carol (LaFreniere) Maki for 55 years. During most of their time together they resided in Greenville and New Ipswich, NH. He was an animal lover and always had a four-legged companion alongside him.
He was a man of many trades. He served as a Sargent for the Greenville Police Department for 20+ years while still working full time for various Construction companies. He co-owned Titan Steel Erectors and owned B & W Auto Sales in New Ipswich, NH. He enjoyed managing the “1808 House Restaurant“ with Carol.
Wayne was a member of the Bethal-Souhegan Masonic Lodge of New Ipswich NH.
After retiring he enjoyed cleaning out houses for different real estate companies, weekend yard sales AND flea markets. He was always up for an adventure and trips to Foxwoods Casino.
He had a heart for giving and would go without to help someone in need. He never allowed the left hand to know what the right hand gave.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and his dear companion Helen Lee.
Wayne was predeceased by his by his wife, Carol, daughter, Kimberly and siblings, Dorothy White, Lorraine Desrosiers, George Maki, Jr. and David Maki, all from New Ipswich NH.
He is survived by daughters, Pamela Maki-Kallberg (Mark Kallberg) and Lisa Caisse (Michael Caisse) of Bennington, NH, grandchildren Tanya Lynn Dysart of Bennington, NH, Melissa Beth Howe (Tyler Howe) of Bennington, NH, Carol Ann Busch of Greenfield, NH, and Matthew Wayne Busch of Manchester, NH, his great-grandchildren, McKayla Rose Hamel of Peterborough, NH and Ethan William Dysart of Bennington NH, and the apple of his eye, a great-great-granddaughter Piper Skye. He is also survived by his siblings, Roy Maki of New Ipswich, Naomi Stone and Ruth Brouillet of Greenville and Sylvia Lawrence of New Ipswich, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be: Sunday, February 13, 2022 from 2 to 4 at the Holt Woodbury Funeral Home& Cremation Service, 32 School Street, Hillsboro, NH.
Burial will be held in the Spring at Pleasant Street Cemetery in Greenville, NH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to the Antrim Baptist Church (Mission Committee), PO Box, 206 Antrim, NH 03442 or the Pheasant-Wood Center (Activity Department) 50 Pheasant Rd. Peterborough, NH 03458