Roland L. (Woody) Woodill, 78
West Boylston - Roland L. (Woody) Woodill, 78, passed away suddenly on Monday, January 11, 2021 at UMass Memorial. Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Leland and Beatrice (Beliveau) Woodill.
Roland is survived by his devoted wife of 25 years, Diane (Ferrante) Woodill; his daughters, Darlene Quiry of Paxton and Barbara Sambito and her husband, Tom of Holden; his step-daughter, Jessica Flint of Douglas; four grandchildren, Adam McCord, Rachel Sambito, Steven Sambito and Andrew Quiry; a cousin, Paula Marchand of Worcester; his sister-in-law, Dianne Woodill of Rochester, NH; and many nieces and nephews. He will be especially missed by his faithful friend, his dog, Toby. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his older brother, George Woodill.
After graduating from Worcester Boys Trade High School, he proudly served his country in the United States Navy. Returning home, he became a Master Plumber and member of the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 4 and worked for William F. Lynch. After certification, he went back to Boys Trade (now Worcester Voke) where he taught plumbing for 40 plus years, retiring as Plumbing Department Head in 2001. He was also the President of the Worcester Vocational Teachers Assn. from 1986 to 1996. Roland was an active member of the West Boylston community and served as the Plumbing and Gas Inspector for many years, and also served on the Board of Water Commissioners.
Roland will be lovingly missed and remembered as a kind and loving husband, father, relative, friend and avid animal lover. He was always someone to count on to say "yes" before the question was asked. He also served on the Board of Directors for Camp Putnam and made sure that every child had an opportunity for a memorable summer camp experience.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family from 10 to 12 p.m. on Friday, January 15 in the Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main Street, Holden. Appropriate Covid-19 protocol will be observed including the use of face masks and social distancing. A funeral service honoring his life will follow at 12 p.m. in the funeral home. Military burial will follow at Mount Vernon Cemetery, Church Street, West Boylston. In keeping with his love of animals, memorial donations may be made to a local animal shelter of your choice. www.milesfuneralhome.com
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Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2021.