Wyman E. Cogswell

February 26, 2017

Wyman E. Cogswell, 65, of Nashua, fought with grace and quiet bravery against cancer and on Sunday, February 26, 2017, he died at his home, surrounded by love, laughter and tears.
Born in Brockton, Massachusetts on September 7, 1951, he was a son of the late Wyman E. and Ione D. (Fellows) Cogswell, and the brother of Nancy and Ken Cogswell. He is survived by his wife and true companion, Catherine of 46 years; and his children, John, Erin and Abbe and their spouses, Barbara, Mike Merwede and Billy Crooker.
Lovingly referred to as “Pops” or ”Pa” to his grandchildren, Sydney, Cameron, Ben, Evan, Katie, Mikey, Averie and Sloan. His extended family consists of his wife’s family, nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, and many wonderful people he called friends.
Wyman worked at Nashua Corporation for many years and finished his career at LSNE in Manchester.
Among the pleasures he counted in his life were hunting, fishing, spending time on his boat and camping at Hermit Island and always the time spent in the company of his family. He held many talents, one of those being a natural gardener. He spent many happy hours in his gardens and his plants were outstanding, his tomatoes among the best and his pumpkins were legendary. He had a knack for bargaining at the flea market, and finding a good deal. To remember him, he suggested that people “take a walk in the woods” to reflect on the happy times that he shared with his family and friends.
Per his request, there will be no formal services. Calling hours for family and friends will be held at the family home at 32 Granite Street, Nashua on Monday, March 6th from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Burial will be at a later date.
Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE, 18 Lock Street, Nashua. (603) 882-0591. www.farwellfuneralservice.com

9 Comments on Wyman E. Cogswell

Ed Scibilia said : Guest Report May 31, 2017 at 4:49 PM

Cathy -- It was so good to run into you at the grocery store parking lot -- and amazed and glad we kept a conversation going until we found out who we were !! You and Pokey were a big part of my life way back when before kids and grandkids. I'll be thinking and praying for you.

Terri Senecal said : Guest Report Mar 22, 2017 at 7:05 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending love and prayers.

jonathan taylor said : Guest Report Mar 06, 2017 at 2:04 PM

Sorry for your loss, my prayers go out to the entire family

kathy callahan said : Guest Report Mar 02, 2017 at 10:56 PM

sorry to hear Nancy. thoughts and prayers for you and your family

Jim Moher said : Guest Report Mar 02, 2017 at 12:43 PM

You reach back in memory, close to fifty years, and you discover the special couple Cathy and Pokey, two individuals who gave inspiration for half a century and whose legacy will last far into the future. Who can forget the homemade camper Pokey built onto his pickup truck. Cathy, I can still see you leaving The Mount to pick up your guy each afternoon, and like in that (yellow?) car, or the camper truck; you and Pokey will always ride together. Blessings from Savannah.

Ali LaSala (Rung) said : Guest Report Feb 28, 2017 at 3:55 PM

Wyman grew the best tomatoes on the block. He was always generous with his bounty and would share with us at work (LSNE) on a weekly basis. Thanks for the food, conversation, and good memories Wyman... You were a pleasure to be around and you'll be missed.

Lisa Grigg and Jon Greenleaf said : Guest Report Feb 28, 2017 at 3:43 PM

I will miss your smiling face Wyman. My love to your family. Thanks for being my coworker for the better part of my life. I have wonderful memories and so many funny stories of your antics and the antics of others with you. You were the one and only Crockens (a Nashua Corp. nickname).

L.A. said : Guest Report Feb 28, 2017 at 1:28 AM

Dear Family, My heartfelt condolences go out to you for your loss. Many of us can relate to what it feels like to be touched by death. What has helped my family to cope were scriptures such as John 5:28,29; Revelation 21:3,4; 1Peter 5:6,7. Reading and thinking on these scriptures can help to soothe your pain and bring you comfort and strength in the weeks and months to come. Knowing that our loving Heavenly Father understands and cares about what you're going through can be a real source of strength. I pray you will find solace and hope in those scriptures. For more comfort, please go to JW.org. Take good care.

Paula Smith said : Guest Report Feb 27, 2017 at 8:58 PM

So sorry for all the family. It is not easy to support your love one thru this cycle of life. Be with one another during these next days, months, whatever time you need and draw your strength from each other. Love never dies but lives on forever!!

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