William “Bill” Wood
William “Bill” Errol Wood, 81, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2023, in Dedham, MA, at home surrounded by his family. He was born on April 4,1941, in Portland, Maine, to his late mother, Virginia McCoy.
In his earlier years, William traveled to many parts of the world, which sparked his interest in geography and history. He served in the Army, with honor, where he developed many of the skills that led him to his career as a highly skilled carpenter at Boston Children’s Hospital. William was well known for his incredible woodworking and cooking skills and loved to share his passions with family. He also enjoyed reading, fishing, and hunting, which brought him much joy.
Bill was married to his loving wife, Bernadette (Brown) Wood, for 48 years. He is survived by his wife, and their four children: Kimberly (Robert) Rayl, Kerri-Lynne Wood, Kristin Wood, Jamie Wood, and their six grandchildren: Regan, Rowan, Max, Joseph, Rhys, and Eliza. He also leaves behind his beloved family dog, Ayla, who brought him so much delight and companionship.
Bill’s family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the Hebrew SeniorLife hospice team for their compassionate care and support during his final months. The care he received was exceptional, and his family is grateful for their kindness and expertise.
Bill will be deeply missed by his family and friends. His memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved him, and his legacy of hard work and adventure will continue to inspire those who follow in his footsteps. There will be no services held at this time, but his family will cherish the memories they shared with him. May he rest in peace.
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