William A. WoodNovember 19,2012
William A. WoodWilliam A. Wood
William A. “Woody” Wood, 72, of Rutland, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, November 17, 2012, at his home with his family by his side.
He was born in Whitehall, N.Y., on July 28, 1940, the son of Oscar and Rose (Russo) Wood.
Bill was a graduate of Mount St. Joseph Academy Class of 1958.
He was a member of St. Peter’s Church.
Throughout the years, Bill worked at Grand Union Co., Rutland City Fire Dept., Green Mountain Distributing, Baker Distributing, Marble Bank, Pistols and Roses and the Village Snack Bar.
He is survived by his fiancée, Linda Woods of Rutland; three daughters, Laurie Brown and her husband Kevin of Shrewsbury, Marci Matson and her husband Scott of Shrewsbury and Kasey Franzoni and her husband Peter of Rutland; one brother, Leon Wood and his wife Lucille of Rutland; three grandchildren, Matt, Chris and Nick Brown of Shrewsbury; and his beloved dog, Gunner.
He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Martha; and by a granddaughter, Kristie Lyn Brown.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church in Rutland. Officiating will be Rev. Thomas Houle, pastor.
Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery and a celebration of his life will occur afterwards.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.
Contributions may be made to Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, PO Box 787, Rutland, VT 05702; or to Regional Ambulance Service, 275 Stratton Road, Rutland, VT 05701.
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1843, British Naval officer GEORGE LORD PAULET obtains provisional cession of Hawaiian Islands; 1866, miners claim Calaveras skull found found in goldmine is remains of 5 million-year-old Pliocene man.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day 1739, 'Richard Palmer' identified in prison at York Castle as the notorious outlaw DICK TURPIN; IN 1836, Battle of the Alamo begins near San Antonio de Bexar, Texas; 1896, the Tootsie Roll invented by LEO HIRSCHFELD.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1472, Orkney, Shetland islands put up as collateral by Norway to Scotland in lieu of dowry for MARGARET OF DENMARK on her marriage with JAMES III, king of Scotland; 1962, JOHN GLENN first American to orbit Earth.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: City mayoral candidates debate campaign issues; Hartford, Conn., woman still missing; Neal Goswami reports attempts to legislate suicide; local woman loses 100 pounds through TOPS program.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1878, JOHN TUNSTALL murdered near Lincoln, New Mexico, by the outlaw JESSE EVANS; in 1930, ELM FARM OLLIE first cow to fly in aircraft, first to be milked airborne; 1955, nuke test WASP; '79, snow in Sahara.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Rutland Herald News Editor Alan J. Keays and staff writer Gordon Dritschilo discuss stories planned for the February 18, 2015, edition of the newspaper: Winter budgets maxed, legal marijuana, Springfield bank job, USPS slowdown