Wood, William

William H. Wood Jr., 91, of West Hartford, and Fishers Island, NY, beloved husband of Mary Andrews Lewis Wood, to whom he was married for 62 years, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Hanover, NH, November 22nd, 1921, son of the late William H. and Mabel (Munson) Wood, Bill graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy (1939), Yale University (1943) and University of Michigan Law School (1948). He was a United States Air Force veteran of World War II where he served with distinction as a 1st Lieutenant Navigator. Bill began his law career at Hoppin, Carey and Powell where he was a Senior Partner for many years. He later moved to and eventually retired from Shipman and Goodwin. Bill was a natural athlete and loved all sports. He was a member of the Golf Team and Captain of the Ice Hockey Team at Yale. He also enjoyed fishing, skiing, and was a competitive bridge player. As an avid golfer, he was a member of the Hartford Golf Club and the Fishers Island Country Club. Besides his wife, he is survived by his three children: Nancy Andrews Wood of New Britain, William H. Wood III of Avon, and Richard Lewis Wood of Fishers Island, NY; and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his three sisters, Frances, Beulah and Katherine. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday (Mar. 7) at 11:00am in The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave., Hartford with The Rev. Donald L. Hamer officiating. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA HealthCare Hospice Program, 103 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06105 or to Fishers Island Conservancy, P.O. Box 553, Fishers Island, NY 06390.

Calling Hours

Funeral Service

Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 11:00am



Memorial Contribution

VNA HealthCare Hospice Program, 103 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06105 or to Fishers Island Conservancy, P.O. Box 553, Fishers Island, NY 06390

11 Responses to 'Wood, William'

  1. Greg and Am Thibodeau says:

    Dear Chip and family,

    We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
    let us know if we can do anything.
    g & am

  2. Kathy and Bill Civitillo says:

    Dear Bill,
    We are so sorry to hear about your father. Our prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
    With sympathy,
    Kathy and “Civi”

  3. Rob and Patty Gallo says:

    Billy,Chip,&Family, No greater a loss than someone so close and dear to the heart as a Dad.Keep and cherish the many memories and remember that he will never really be gone because his spirit remains and continues to travel on inside of you!Our deepest Love and sentiment during his passing. With all our Love, Rob & Patty Gallo

  4. Shanell T. Smith says:

    Dear Nancy,

    My condolences to you and yours for the loss of your beloved father. May God be with you all during this time.


  5. Patty Faulkner says:

    Dear Mary and family, I just heard the news about Bill’s passing. How very sad for you and all the people who knew Bill. I can still see him passing by the house, always with a smile and a wave. Great neighbors all these years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Mary and Nancy, Bill and Chip. Love to all Patty and Bill Faulkner

  6. Anne-Dillon Dalton says:

    We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    With sympathy,

    Anne-Dillon Dalton and Family

  7. Marie Rovero says:

    Dear Nancy and Family,

    Please accept my condolences on your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


  8. Jim Cushing says:

    So sorry for the loss to your family keep the good memories going

  9. Rose Lezak says:

    Dear Nancy and Family,
    So sorry to hear about your loss. Please keep all of your warm memories of him when he was strong and healthy alive – as he would want you to remember him. Love, Rose Lezak and Marvin Janow

  10. Henry and Betsy Zaccardi says:

    Please accept our condolences on your loss. Words are seldom adequate at times such as this, but know that our thoughts are with you.

    Yours, The Zaccardi Family

  11. Marge Lezak says:

    Dear Nancy and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. It isn’t easy loosing a loved one. May your heart be filled with peace.

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