Shrewsbury – Patricia Bryan Wyner (nee Patricia Berry Bryan) passed away on November 16, 2023, in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
Born in 1946 to Virgil Gaines Bryan Jr. and Catherine “Pete” Bryan, Patty was raised in Huntington, West Virginia.
A graduate of Marshall University in Huntington, she earned a degree in Accounting, and subsequently moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where she was one of only a handful of female accountants hired to work at Coopers & Lybrand. She met David Eliot Wyner (1944-2020) in Boston.
Patty and David enjoyed 49 years of marriage, raising two sons in Southborough and Northborough, Massachusetts. The couple managed various enterprises over the years, notably the Westborough Tennis Club and the Shrewsbury Racquet Club, with David managing the clubs and Patty managing the front desk and bookkeeping. The two of them also enjoyed playing bridge together and entertaining in their home.
As a young family, the Wyners loved spending summers with relatives and friends in Orleans, Cape Cod, where they frequented Nauset Beach and watched Orleans Cardinals games. In later years, the family also spent time on Nantucket, where David oversaw the Brant Point Racquet Club.
Patty was an avid hiker, who became part of a select group of people to hike every 4,000-foot mountain in the White Mountains. She was fond of traveling with her group of hiking friends on adventures in Zermatt, Switzerland; Moab, Utah; Acadia National Park in Maine; and Alaska.
Patty was particularly close with her two boys, Christopher and Michael. More than a mom, she was also a good friend to them both. Patty and Michael had fun visiting New York City together to see Broadway shows and visit museums. They also enjoyed riding their bikes together on various rail trails in Massachusetts. Patty adored spending time with Christopher and his family whenever possible, including visits to Illinois, and holidays at home in Massachusetts. She was always game for fun activities with her grandchildren, including pickleball, attending Northwestern football and basketball games, and even visiting trampoline parks.
Patty was active at The Congregational Church of Westborough for many years, volunteering to manage the church’s finances alongside her dear friend, Suzanne Arpante.
She is survived by her son, Christopher B. Wyner, and his wife Emily, of Kenilworth, Illinois, and their children, Catherine and Willam; her son Michael D. Wyner, and his wife Stanislava, of Boston, Massachusetts; her brother Peter B. Bryan, and his wife Susan, of Taylor, Texas; her brother Virgil Gaines Bryan III and his wife Gail, of Commerce, Texas; and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, all of whom were very dear to her.
Arrangements are being handled by Britton Funeral Home of Shrewsbury. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 13, at 11 a.m. at The Congregational Church of Westborough, 57 W. Main St., Westborough, Massachusetts. A reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations to The Church marked “In Memory of Patty Wyner” may be sent via check to The Congregational Church of Westborough, 57 W. Main St., Westborough MA 01581, or made online at www.uccwestboro.org.