Wendell H. Woodman
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1939-2019

Wendell "Woody" Woodman died peacefully in his sleep August 24th at his home in Easthampton, MA at the age of 79. Originally from Medford, he would later live in Boston, the North Shore, South Shore and Western part of Massachusetts.

Woody will be lovingly remembered by his children, Heather Crowley and husband Kevin of Chester, NH and Christopher Woodman and Serafina Restaino of Easthampton, MA, his grandchildren, Isabelle and Ava Crowley, his brother, Roy Woodman and wife Janet of Hudson, NH, as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends and colleagues.

Woody was predeceased by his parents, Helen (McLeod) Woodman & Arthur Woodman, his sister, Helen (Woodman) Harrington, as well as his eldest son, Scott Woodman.

Woody was a long time journalist and fixture at the State House in Boston, where he focused on exposing the abuses and lumbering bureaucracies inherent in government, writing under the banners of New England News Service, Shavings by Woodman, and A Different Drummer. His knowledge of Massachusetts politics was bottomless and his opinions often sharp and uncompromising. He continued writing his columns right up until the end, faithfully delivering his uniquely qualified take on the political world.

Known to many for his quick wit and compelling conversations, Woody was a welcome face at many a great meeting place in Boston and beyond. He was extraordinarily proud of his family, archiving each and every correspondence, photo and greeting card and extensively researching the Woodman family genealogy.

A memorial service will be held at Shepard Funeral Home in Pembroke, MA on Sunday, September 8th from 1 to 3pm, followed by some final words at the Pembroke Cemetery. All are welcome.



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Published in Boston Herald on Sep. 1, 2019.
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Memorial service
01:00 - 03:00 PM
Shepard Funeral Home
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September 11, 2019
Sorry for the family's loss.may God the father comfort strengthens and soothed the families during this difficult time.my sincere condolences goes out to the families during this time of deep sorrow and pain.
-GP
September 5, 2019
This spells the end of an era of superlative journalism from the Woodman family. I will remember Woody as a brilliant and insightful reporter and a truly great guy. I will miss him.
Steven James
September 5, 2019
Steven James
September 2, 2019
Shared office space in the Statehouse with Woody for many years. I always enjoyed chatting with him. He will be missed.
Steve Brown
September 1, 2019
I already miss you, Dad... I am grateful for the 51 years I had with you!
Chris Woodman
August 31, 2019
I have not seen Woody for more than 60 years, but remember him well. He was always fun to be around and took great interest in the world around him.
Douglass Bacon
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