WOOD, William H. Jr.
William H. Wood Jr., 91, of West Hartford, and Fishers Island, NY, beloved husband of Mary Andrews Lewis Wood, to whom he was married for 62 years, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Hanover, NH, November 22nd, 1921, son of the late William H. and Mabel (Munson) Wood, Bill graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy (1939), Yale University (1943) and University of Michigan Law School (1948). He was a United States Air Force veteran of World War II where he served with distinction as a 1st Lieutenant Navigator. Bill began his law career at Hoppin, Carey and Powell where he was a Senior Partner for many years. He later moved to and eventually retired from Shipman and Goodwin. Bill was a natural athlete and loved all sports. He was a member of the Golf Team and Captain of the Ice Hockey Team at Yale. He also enjoyed fishing, skiing, and was a competitive bridge player. As an avid golfer, he was a member of the Hartford Golf Club and the Fishers Island Country Club. Besides his wife, he is survived by his three children: Nancy Andrews Wood of New Britain, William H. Wood III of Avon, and Richard Lewis Wood of Fishers Island, NY; and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his three sisters, Frances, Beulah and Katherine.
A Memorial Service will be held Thursday (March 7) at 11 a.m. in The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford with The Rev. Donald L. Hamer officiating. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA HealthCare Hospice Program, 103 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06105 or to Fishers Island Conservancy, P.O. Box 553, Fishers Island, NY 06390. To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.ahernfuneralhome.com.