James M. Wood, of Braintree, died Aug. 8, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born, raised and educated in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, graduating from Boston Technical High School. Jim was a member of the United States Air Force from 1966-1970 and served his nation in Vietnam from 1968-1969. After the war, Jim attended Northeastern University where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. He ultimately settled in Braintree in 1979 to raise his family. Jim worked for many years at Boston Five before venturing out on his own to start his own company, Woods Carpentry. Jim led Woods Carpentry until his retirement in 2007. He was an active member of the Wessagusset VFW Post in Weymouth, serving as commander from 2007-2011. Jim enjoyed spending time with his fellow veterans and advocating for veterans interests. Beloved husband of Linda C. (Elson) Wood. Loving father of Christine A. Murphy and her husband, Matthew of Marshfield, and the late Joan M. Wood. Grandfather of Sean Murphy and Meghan Murphy. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Wednesday 4 - 8 p.m. in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, South Weymouth, at 809 Main Street (Rte 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital) Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday prior to the funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Weymouth at 9:30 a.m. Burial in Braintree Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wessagusset VFW Post, 601 Broad Street, Weymouth, MA 02189. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045.
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McDonald Keohane Funeral Home
809 Main Street South Weymouth, MA 02190
Published in The Patriot Ledger on Aug. 11, 2014