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October 12, 1941 ~ February 8, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Robert “Bob” “Woody” Wood died unexpectedly in his home. He was 82 years old.
Robert was the only child of Roy and Florence (Parkinson) Wood, born in New Bedford, Massachusetts on October 12, 1941. Known as Bob in the first quarter of his life, he married Carol A. LeBlanc in 1964. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard, stationed in Attu, Alaska during the Vietnam War, where he was trained in electronics. Upon returning home from Alaska, he was stationed in Connecticut. Once he had served his 4 years of military service, Bob and Carol moved to E. Freetown, Massachusetts, where he would spend the remainder of his life. He worked at Raytheon in Portsmouth, Rhode Island as an electronic engineer until he retired around 1991. Bob and Carol had two daughters, Pamela and Jacqueline. After his marriage to Carol eventually ended, he was married to Joanne Lee for a short time.
Robert later became known as Woody to everyone he knew and encountered, often with his trademark cigar in his hand or mouth. Woody was an active, intelligent, sensitive soul, and loyal friend to all who knew him—always there to lend a hand to anyone in need, while never wanting to burden others. He was quick-witted, with a contagious laugh that encompassed his entire soul once he got going. He was a get-it-done, no nonsense kind of man, always happiest when getting his hands dirty: working on cars, cutting down trees, constructing a brick driveway. A man of many interests and multi talents, he enjoyed reading, old cars, and being outdoors. In his later years, he kept himself busy by helping others stay informed about what was happening in the world.
Woody is survived by his two daughters and their husbands, 7 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren. He will be fondly remembered and so greatly missed. May he forever rest in peace.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral Service and visitation on Thursday February 15, 2024, to be held at South Coast Chapel Mortuary, 158 Middleboro Road (Rt.18) East Freetown, Ma 02717 from 1pm to 3pm, service will be at 1 pm. Burial immediately following will be private.