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Archie Jay Wildman

NORTH CANAAN­— Archie Jay Wildman, 71, of Pease Street died Aug. 1, 2011, at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington. Archie was the husband of Margaret (Rifenburgh) Wildman.

He was born in New Milford May 2, 1940, the son of the late Mae (Smalley) and Archie Jay Wildman.

Archie worked for more than 20 years as a member of the maintenance department at the Becton-Dickenson Company in North Canaan. He loved fishing, camping and woodworking. Archie served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.

In addition to his wife, Archie is survived by his two sons, John Wildman of East Canaan and Archie Wildman of North Canaan; three grandchildren, Lora Wade of Lee, Mass., Jamie Wildman of Florida and Heather Wildman of Pittsfield, Mass.; and two great-grandsons, Tyler and Cameron Wade of Lee.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps, PO Box 178, North Canaan, CT 06018.

Arrangements are under the care of the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan.