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Katherine Louise Wood

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Mrs. Katherine Louise (Bostwick) Wood, R.N., 72, of Washington Avenue, North Adams, died Saturday evening, March 19, 2005, at Williamstown Commons in Williamstown following a long illness.

She was born in Bennington, Vt. on May 22, 1932, a daughter of the late George H. Bostwick and Mildred L. (Weaks) Bostwick. She was educated in Bennington schools and graduated from Bennington High School in the class of 1950. She also completed her nurse’s training at the former St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Pittsfield with the class of 1953.

She was a registered nurse in Massachusetts and joined the maternity department of the former North Adams Hospital in 1953, and later served as a nurse with the emergency room of North Adams Hospital until her retirement in 1993 with more than 40 years of service with the hospital. She enjoyed bowling with the Valley Park Bowling Leagues in North Adams and was a member of the North Adams Sunshine Club and the Berkshire County Nurse’s Association.

She was the widow of Walter David Wood, who died Nov. 19, 1991. They were married Sept. 25, 1954 in St. Francis de Sales Church in Bennington.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan Wnuk and her husband Thomas Wnuk of Bow, N.H. and Diane DiCicco and her husband David DiCicco of Hooksett, N.H.; four sons, David Richard Wood of North Adams, James Patrick Wood and his fiancee Eileen Corder of Worcester, Robert Michael Wood and his wife Clarisse Wood of Springfield and John Francis Wood and his wife Patricia Wood of Pittsfield; five grandchildren, Geoffrey Wnuk, Kevin Wnuk, Gregory Wnuk, Janna Wood and Samuel DiCicco; three sisters, Marilyn Seitz of Pownal, Vt. and Phyllis Honiker and Elizabeth Andrews of Bennington; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Mae Bostwick, in 1994, and a brother, Alfred Bostwick, in 1998.

Funeral services for Katherine L. Wood will take place Wednesday, March 23, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Main Street, North Adams, with the Rev. Joseph DeCosta, pastor, officiating. Burial will take place in Southview Cemetery, North Adams.

Calling hours at the Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals - West Chapel, 521 West Main St., North Adams, are Tuesday, March 22, from 4 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, any donations in her memory are suggested for the Gateway Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 21, 2005
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