February 4, 2017, 1 pm Wayland Memorial Service

Nancy Alicia Wayland ObituaryNANCY ALICIA WAYLAND Died – 2016
Lebanon- Nancy Alicia Wayland, 83, passed away on December 19, 2016 at her home in Lebanon with her family by her side. Alicia exemplified virtuous citizenship, serving her community selflessly for more than four decades of government service and civic engagement. She was passionate about history, dedicated to uncovering and preserving the truth about the past. She served as the Lebanon Town Historian, authored books and scholarly articles, led historical preservation efforts and was a leader of the effort to recognize and preserve the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route. Alicia was a leader and active participant in almost every aspect of the Lebanon community. She served as President of the Historical Society, a member of the Town Museum Board, Town Library Board, the Library Building Committee, the Jonathan Trumbull House Board, for nearly two decades as the Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals, and most recently the Lebanon Charter Commission. She worked closely with Hugh Trumbull Adams, a Lebanon benefactor, on numerous community preservation and betterment projects. She was widely respected for her knowledge of town history, mastery of public policy and willingness to assist in any effort to further the public good.
She applied rigorous scholarship standards to everything she did, basing her actions and views on meticulous research, intellectual integrity and careful consideration of alternative views. She was an excellent writer and editor, working professionally over many decades and providing volunteer editorship services to a variety of historical publications. She treated everyone she met with respect and dignity, always acted with integrity and was generous and sympathetic to those in need. She was in all things publicly minded and devoted to making life better for others. She was a loving wife and mother, devoted grandmother to her five grandchildren and immensely proud of her family. She is survived by her husband Howard of 53 years; her three children and their spouses, Joseph Wayland and Patricia Verrilli of New York, Karen Wayland and Robert Herbert of Washington, D.C. and Charles Wayland and Laurie Schlueb of Missoula, Montana; five grandchildren, Christopher, Daniel, Matthew, Spencer and Levi; and siblings Ted Stratton of Florida, Joseph Stratton of Oregon, and Judith James of Indiana.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday, December 21 from 4 pm to 7 pm at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd, Colchester, CT 06415. A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Lebanon Historical Society, P.O. 151 Lebanon, CT 06249, or the Lebanon Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 51 Lebanon, CT 06249. www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com

Published in Norwich Bulletin from Dec. 19 to Dec. 21, 2016