The Service of Remembrance for Mrs. Joan L. Woods, age 88, of Beverly Hills, Florida, will be held 9:00 AM, Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church with Father Theo Weria officiating. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. The family will receive friends from 2:00 - 4:00 PM and 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Monday at the Beverly Hills Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome.com.
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Mrs. Woods was born August 28, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY, daughter of the late William and Margaret (Thompson) Begley. She died November 8, 2012 in Hernando, FL. Mrs. Woods was a 1946 graduate of St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing, Brooklyn, NY. She worked as a Registered Nurse and moved to Beverly Hills, Florida from Brentwood, LI, NY in 1989. Mrs. Woods was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills, Council of Catholic Women, Prayer Group, Widows Outreach, Catholic Golden Age, Irish American Social Club, and Eucharistic Minister at Barrington.
Mrs. Woods was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Donald J. Woods, son, Timothy D. Woods, and daughter, Phyllis Woods. Survivors include her daughter, Deborah J.Rodriguez and son-in-law, Larry of Fresno, CA, brother, John J. Begley of NJ, 3 grandchildren, Dennis, Carole, and Lori, 6 great grandchildren, Douglas, Nicholas, Brandon, Amanda, Zachary and Dominic.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle from Nov. 10 to Nov. 12, 2012