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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6 Condolences

  1. Pat and Allison on March 10, 2023 at 1:57 pm

    You will be in our thoughts and prayers. We send our deepest condolenscenes to your family

  2. Brian Monroe on March 10, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    Bill was a great guy. I always appreciated our conversations we had about history, politics and cooking. My condolences.

  3. Andrea Liberatore Welch on March 10, 2023 at 3:03 pm

    So sad to hear of Bill’s passing. He was part of my childhood. I remember him as a quiet man who put up with my bestie Kim and me playing over the house or having one of our many sleepovers. My condolences to the Wood family. May Bill rest in peace.

  4. Ryan Tivey on March 10, 2023 at 6:38 pm

    Bill was a great carpenter and taught me a lot the small amount of time I was able to work with him. His spirit will live on in his grandkids and their kids.

  5. Dima Khoury and herbfamily on March 10, 2023 at 7:21 pm

    My condolence, from my family to your family.

  6. Mary Horsman on March 11, 2023 at 4:21 pm

    Sending much Love, now and always. It’s thanks to Bill that I have my beloved and cherished friend Kim in my life… what a beautiful legacy!

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