August 17, 2022

Wayne F. Gage

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Wayne F. Gage, 66, of Rumford, passed away peacefully at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by his loved ones. He was the son of the late Frank and Claire Gage.

Wayne grew up in East Providence and graduated from East Providence High School where he was a proud member of the Townie Band. He graduated from Rhode Island College with a B.A. in history education and received his Master’s degree in European history from Providence College. He taught English and History at Bishop Hendricken High School for over 20 years.

Wayne was universally loved by all who knew him. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was quick with his witty repartee. Wayne was kind, loving, compassionate, and a fine example of a husband, father, and grandfather, and a good friend to all. He loved reading, music, his convertible, and being a member of the Squantum Association.

He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy, his children Lauren Miklovic (Joe) of Henderson, NV, and Christopher Gage of Philadelphia, PA, and grandson James Miklovic. He was immensely proud of all that his children had accomplished.

A memorial service will be held at Central Congregational Church, 296 Angell St. in Providence on Wednesday August 3, 2022 at 11:00 AM. Donations may be made to either the Class of ‘73 or the EPHS Band scholarship (designate in memo), Scholarship Foundation of East Providence, Inc. P.O. Box 154438, East Providence, RI 02915.

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