Ethel Wyman

Jun 07, 2018
Ethel Wyman

Islesboro — Ethel "Et" Wyman, 87, passed away from end-stage dementia April 13, 2018, at the Boardman Cottage.

Born May 16, 1930, in Boston, Et was was the daughter of Helen Fisher and George Wyman. Following her graduation from Islesboro High School in 1948, she went on to UMaine Farmington in 1948-49 for credits, then attended Curry College in Milton, Mass., from 1949 to 1953, receiving a bachelor's degree in early childhood education. Her brother, Bruce, provided financially for her education.

She taught early education at the Gordon School in Providence, R.I., and at Perry Kindergarten Normal School in Boston,. Et married John E. Hossack in 1962 in New York City, relocating several times due to John’s work. They lived in New York, New Jersey; Mequon, Wis.; Mexico City, and New Canaan, Conn. She divorced in 1984, went to Katherine Gibbs and worked for an architectural firm, learning the business. Becoming interested in home renovations, Et purchased several homes over the years to update and sell. She raised her two children, John A. and Heather W. enjoying family trips to Colorado to ski, to Tortola, and spending summers on Islesboro.

Et was proud of her Scottish heritage, loved her kilts, tartans which became a uniform. She enjoyed doing simple gestures for others, gardening, music, pie-making, and cuddling her cats.

She was predeceased by her parents, brother Bruce, who was killed while serving in the military, her sister, Dorothy “Dot,” and her ex-husband, John, in 2014.

A graveside memorial service will be Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. at Islesboro Maple Grove Cemetery. A private reception will follow the graveside service.

Et loved Islesboro and had such detailed memories of the beauty, people, events and changes to the island. It was warming to hear the historical stories told. Therefore, donations may be made to the Islesboro Community Fund.

Condolences may be shared with the family at longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Camden.

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