Wayne Arthur Mahannah Sr., 81, of Barnstable died at home February 10, after a long battle with cancer. He leaves family in Sandwich.

He was the husband of Phyllis (Reed) Mahannah, whom he married in 1964.

Mr. Mahannah had a successful career in insurance, retiring as vice president of underwriting from Bryden & Sullivan Insurance Agency.

Originally from Connecticut, he was born in Bristol and raised in Farmington, the son of Marion and Norman Mahannah.

He was a graduate of Northeastern University.

Mr. Mahannah served as a member of the 3rd infantry division of the US Army with three years of active duty in Europe and 20 years of service in the Army National Guard.

He and his wife settled in Marstons Mills in 1978 after living in Scituate and Kingston.

He was an avid jogger and loved tending to his garden, fixing things around his home and watching British comedies.

A longtime member of United Methodist Church in Osterville, he also served as treasurer for the men’s club at Liberty Hall in Marstons Mills.

He leaves five children, Stephanie Mahannah of Vista, California, Julie Bird of Sandwich, Jennifer Mahannah of Marstons Mills, Jessica Whitten of Salem and Jeffrey Mahannah of West Yarmouth; eight grandchildren; three siblings; and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his wife and their son Wayne A. Mahannah Jr.

A funeral service will be Saturday, February 15, at 11 AM at United Methodist Church, 57 Pond Street in Osterville.

Burial with military honors will immediately follow at Mosswood Cemetery, 280 Putnam Avenue in Cotuit.

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