Portland – Otto E. “Buddy” Wagner, husband of the late Cliffeen (Moon) Wagner, left this earth with grace and dignity on October 12, 2019.
Otto was born on December 21, 1927 to the late Mary E. Wagner-Smith and Otto B. Wagner in Waterbury, Connecticut. Otto went to work after an eighth grade education to help support his family. Otto later served honorably in the United States Army. Otto met and married the love of his life Cliffeen and raised four children in the Waterbury/Wolcott area. He was a very hard working man, holding down two to three jobs most of his life to support his children.
He leaves to mourn his loss, three sons, Douglas Wagner and his wife Iris of Wolcott and Florida, Thomas Wagner of Portland, and Glenn Wagner of Southington; his devoted Daughter in law Alison Wagner of Portland; his brother William Smith and his wife Arlene of Florida and Burlington, CT; four grandsons; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter Lisa; his sisters and brother in law, Mary and Peter Pape, and Margaret Galardi.
The family would like to thank the outstanding and dedicated employees on the first floor of Portland Care and Rehab for their excellent care and friendship to both Otto and his family.
Family and friends may call on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Woodtick Memorial, 420 Woodtick Rd. Wolcott and on Wednesday, October 16 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. A funeral home services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow in Edgewood Cemetery.
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