Woods, Charles J. Sr. RUTLAND, Vt. Charles J. Woods Sr. of Rutland, previously of Rensselaer, N.Y., died Saturday, December 29, 2012. Charles was born and raised the son of Joseph D. Sr. and Catherine (Feeley) Woods. Graduate of St Johns Academy in Rensselaer. On August 29, 1953 he married Mary Jane Woods, together they raised three children. Charles was a chemical operator for Sterling Winthrop for many years before retiring. He was an amateur photographer and bird watcher. He was a past volunteer fireman for Clinton Heights Fire Dept., boat builder, fisherman, and historical boat enthusiast. He was a past communicant of the church of St. Mary. Charles was predeceased by his wife, Mary Jane (Tremblay); sibling, Mary Catherine Woods, Joseph D. Woods Jr., James Woods. He is survived by their children, Charles J. and Patty Woods Jr.; their children, Matthew, Jeremy, Michael and Katie, Sister Carol Woods and her religious family, the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Assisi, Mark and Martha, their children Ryan and his wife Kaynesha, Steven, Kelsey and Joseph; sister-in-law, Marilyn Woods. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Camille and Charlie Woods; as well as many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Thursday morning at 9:30 from the Rockefeller Funeral Home, 165 Columbia Tpk., Rensselaer and 10 o'clock at the Church Of St Mary, 163 Columbia Tpk., Rensselaer, N.Y., where a Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be celebrated. Friends may attend his calling hours in the funeral home Wednesday evening from 4-7. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Greenbush. The family has requested that those who wish make memorial contributions in his name to Rutland Visiting Nurses Association, 7 Albert Cree Dr., Rutland, VT. or the Franciscan Sisters, 1039 Northampton St., Holyoke, MA 01040. Light a condolence candle at www.wjrockefeller.com
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Published in Albany Times Union from Dec. 31, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013