Richard Woodman
Woodman, Richard C.
Richard C. Woodman was born on August 26, 1952 in Chelsea, MA, and is a graduate of Greenwich High School, class of 1970; and a long-time resident of Stamford. He was the cherished husband of Carolyn Paulus, adored father of teenage daughters Stephanie and Gillian and much-loved son of Betty P. Woodman and the late Harry A. Woodman. He died suddenly of heart complications in Stamford Hospital on December 20th, surround by his wife and children, mother and siblings, Andrea Woodman Oskar, husband Robert, and Lynn Woodman Hawxhurst, husband Edmund, of Stamford, CT and Thomas G. Woodman, wife Carol, of Fairfield, CT. He is also survived by nieces Kate Woodman, husband Kyle, of Portland, OR and Bettina Woodman of Charleston, SC and Jill Paulus Caccia, husband Jim, of South Elgin, IL and Duane Paulus, wife Debbie, of Montgomery, IL.
Rick attended Bates College, graduated from Boston University and received an MBA at the University of Bridgeport; he taught physical education for over 30 years at Mead School in Stamford, CT. He was an active member of First Congregational Church in Old Greenwich and worked with the confirmation and the youth group for 30 years. Rick sang in the choir there and was recently appointed Senior Deacon.
Rick was a man who understood and practiced the philosophy of living in the moment, whether he was helping his delighted Mead students as they learned to make donuts and latkes, attending board meetings at church or tailgating with his many friends in the lot of Giants Stadium.
The Reverend Sally Colegrove, one of Rick's childhood friends, stated that Rick was one of the kindest, most forthright and honest persons she has ever known.
A memorial service will be held at First Congregational Church of Greenwich, 108 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT 06870 on December 29th at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to either First Congregational Church or to The Mead School, 1095 Riverbank Road, Stamford, CT 06903.
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Published by Greenwich Time & Stamford Advocate on Dec. 24, 2015.
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Dear Carolyn and family,
Our deepest sympathies are with you in the loss of your beloved Rick. He was kind-hearted, cheerful, and generous, and he will be sorely missed by everyone in the First Church family. We will keep you in our prayers.
Janice and Gary Riddell
December 31, 2015
To the family of Rick:
I am so saddened by Rick's passing. I knew the Woodman siblings back in the early 70's thru GHS and SYF, and from what I've been reading, Rick remained that big, sweet guy I remember way back when, all the way into adulthood. How blessed to have warmed so many lives through his teaching and work at 1st Congregational Church. God bless you as you struggle with his death, and thanks to God for sharing Rick's life with us all.
Don Rickenback
December 28, 2015
Dear family of Rick-
I remember Rick well from the fun of performing musical events together at First Church and GHS many years ago. Our friend Jon Hunt sent me the sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with his entire family. Ellen Boudreau Collord
Ellen Collord
December 28, 2015
Dear Carolyn, Stephanie and Gillian:
I was so deeply saddened to hear of Rick's passing. My sincere sympathy to all of you. Love, Pat Hungaski
December 28, 2015
Dear Carolyn, Stephanie, and Gillian:

Words cannot express our shock and sadness upon hearing of Rick's sudden passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences, and know you are always in our thoughts and prayers.
Erin, Mark, Nick & Nina Bellusci
December 28, 2015
I was very sad to hear of Rick's passing. He was the oldest cousin and someone we all looked up too. He was gentle, kind and a good listener. His family leadership will be missed. He is with the Lord now and singing with the angels.
Stephen Pulsford
December 27, 2015
The world has lost one of its nicest people. Love to Carolyn, Stephanie and Gillian. He will be sorely missed.
Bill Sandberg
December 27, 2015
Our prayers for peace and strength. Rick has a loving spirit, one that is warm and fun to be around. I hope the Paulus bunch won't raz him too much up there in Heaven! All our love, Daniel and Alicia Funk
Daniel Funk
December 27, 2015
I am so sorry to know of the passing of your Rick. He was a lovely man with the kindest heart I ever knew. I spent some wonderful times in your home with your family that I will always treasure. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Much love,
Cynthia Clarey
December 27, 2015
Know that the Perry clan is thinking of you and your girls. Our sympathy and prayers are with you.

Marcia Perry Nix
December 27, 2015
I feel very sad for the Woodman family on the premature loss of Rick, whom I knew as a boy when we lived with our children in Old Greenwich 1968-71. Graham Galer (Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, UK).
December 27, 2015
Knowing an authentic and loving man who truly lived a life based on progressive Christmas values is one of my life's greatest treasures. My deepest sympathies to his entire family and extensive circle of friends and colleagues who will mourn his passing and miss him dearly. We were better for having known him!
Sherri Davison
December 26, 2015
Dear Woodman Family,
I am very sorry to learn of your loss. May you find peace and strength in this difficult time.
Rita Conte
December 26, 2015
I remember your sense of humor was more ironic than mine! RIP.
Conrad Sewer
December 25, 2015
Dear Woodman family, so very sorry for the sudden loss of Rick.
Shayne Muller
December 24, 2015
Dear Carolyn and family,

My sincerest condolences on this
sudden and profound loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time and beyond. If you need anything please let me know.

Gloria Sinaguglia
Gloria Sinaguglia
December 24, 2015
Dear Woodman Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories warm your hearts and comfort you in the days ahead.
Candace Burke
December 24, 2015
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