Bruce A. Wood, 60, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Inverness, Fla., after a sudden illness. He was born June 18, 1952, in Manchester, N.H., to the late Norman J. Wood and his surviving mother, Lorraine (Pluff) Wood. He moved to Florida nine years ago with his partner Richard Gosselin of 13 years. While residing in New Hampshire, he was employed by Milford Lumber Co. in Milford, N.H., as an accountant. He loved animals, arts and crafts, and had an exceptional green thumb. His true passion was spending time with his family and friends. He had a contagious smile and a personality that was adored by many.
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Left to cherish his memory are his son, Jason A. Wood and his wife Heather of Andover, N.H.; his daughter, Tiffany D. Dumensil and her husband John of Manchester, N.H.; his seven grandsons, Brandon, Deklan, Tristan, Teigan, Devin, Johnathan and Christian; five brothers, Norman Jr. Wood and Scott Wood of Manchester, N.H., Wayne Wood of Homosassa, Fla., Timothy Wood of Goffstown, N.H., and Douglas Wood of Glade Hill, Va.; one sister, Jane Wood of Manchester, N.H.; many nieces and nephews; and his former wife of 27 years, Diane (Paris) Carey of Manchester, N.H.
There will not be any calling hours in Florida. A memorial service and inurnment will be at a later date in Manchester, N.H. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of America in his name. Arrangements are under the care of Strickland Funeral Home of Crystal River, Fla.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Jan. 9, 2013