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William J. Wood

1929 - 2015 NEWTOWN CONN. William J. Wood, 86, of Newtown, Conn., passed away peacefully in his home Sunday March 22. He was born Feb. 6, 1929 in Norwalk, Conn. to the late William Ambrose Wood and Hannah McGrath Wood. He graduated from Darien High School and then served in the United States Army as a Private First Class in the 45th Infantry Division, Second Battalion, Company 2, in the Korean War. After an honorable discharge, he served in the U.S. Army reserve. He was a volunteer with the Noroton Heights Fire Department, worked for the Darien Post Office and then as a supervisor for Northeast Utilities in Stamford until 1970 when the family moved to Bennington Vt. where he worked for Stanley Tools. He returned to Connecticut after living a short period of time in Florida to be closer to his children. His passion for life was found in his faith in God. As such he was a gentle, caring father and man always trying to follow in the footsteps of Christ. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing the fruits of his garden labors with others. He was looking forward to planting his tomatoes as soon as the snow melted. William loved sports as an avid Yankees and Steelers fan. He is survived by his two children, William C. Wood and his wife, Lorri, from Bennington, Vt., and his daughter, Maegan A. Wood and her wife, Sharon, from Sandy Hook, Conn. He is also survived by his brother, Daniel E. Wood of Southbury, Conn.; and a number of nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife, Marjorie Wood; and siblings, Anna May Treme, and Robert J. Wood. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday March 28, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Teresa of Avila at 146 Main Street South, Woodbury, Conn., where he worshiped for over 20 years. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, P.O. Box 5001, Woodbury, CT 06798 or to Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 344 Newtown, CT 06470 or to the .
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 25, 2015
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