William A. Wood

William A. "Woody" Wood, 72, of Rutland, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, November 17, 2012, at his home with his family by his side.

He was born in Whitehall, N.Y., on July 28, 1940, the son of Oscar and Rose (Russo) Wood.

Bill was a graduate of Mount St. Joseph Academy Class of 1958.

He was a member of St. Peter's Church.

Throughout the years, Bill worked at Grand Union Co., Rutland City Fire Dept., Green Mountain Distributing, Baker Distributing, Marble Bank, Pistols and Roses and the Village Snack Bar.

He is survived by his fiancée, Linda Woods of Rutland; three daughters, Laurie Brown and her husband Kevin of Shrewsbury, Marci Matson and her husband Scott of Shrewsbury and Kasey Franzoni and her husband Peter of Rutland; one brother, Leon Wood and his wife Lucille of Rutland; three grandchildren, Matt, Chris and Nick Brown of Shrewsbury; and his beloved dog, Gunner.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Martha; and by a granddaughter, Kristie Lyn Brown.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Church in Rutland. Officiating will be Rev. Thomas Houle, pastor.

Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery and a celebration of his life will occur afterwards.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.

Contributions may be made to Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, PO Box 787, Rutland, VT 05702; or to Regional Ambulance Service, 275 Stratton Road, Rutland, VT 05701.

Published in Rutland Herald on Nov. 19, 2012