WINCHENDON – Richard A. “Woody” Woodward Jr., 57, of 19 Adams Avenue, died unexpectedly Thursday morning in Heywood Hospital Gardner, with his family at his side.
He was born in Winchendon on September 13, 1962, son of the late Richard A. “Butch” Woodward and Christy A. (Murphy) Woodward and was a 1980 graduate of Murdock High School. Following his graduation, he entered the United States Army and proudly served his country until his discharge in 1982.
Woody worked for 37 years as a shipper and receiver at New England Woodenware. He was a member of the Baldwinville American Legion and enjoyed playing pool and working on cars.
He leaves his wife of 17 years, Tina (Wilson) Woodward; two children, Shawn M. Woodward and his wife Jillian of Westminster and Nitasha Woodward of Revere; a stepdaughter Felicia Burgess and her husband Kevin of Winchendon; two brothers, Scott S. Woodward and his wife Denise of Templeton and Christopher J. Woodward and his significant other Suzanne Damore of Gardner; a sister Joanne Woodward and her significant other Nathan Martus of Warwick, MA; five grandchildren, Brooke, Colton, Kendra, Laney and Quincy as well as nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 3 P.M. in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon.
Calling hours will be held Saturday from 12 PM to 3 P.M. preceding the funeral.
Burial in the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gardner Veterans Outreach Center, 268 Central Street, Gardner, MA 01440.