Bernard Anderson Wood

August 7, 1955June 3, 2017

Bernard Anderson Wood left our world too soon with his with his dearest friends and coworkers for over twenty years by his side. Born on August 7, 1955; the son of the late Harold and Beverly Wood of Dummerston, VT.

Bernie was employed at the Brattleboro Book Press, straight out of high school. He then went on to own and operate several garages and towing business, including, “Honest Woody’s”, where he mastered his skills in rigging, mechanics and welding. Bernie became a Millwright for Local Union 1121-Boston, MA. He worked at several stations and plants throughout Massachusetts before joining the team at Vermont Yankee Entergy, for 25 years. He received numerous accolades and certifications and formed a lifelong brotherhood with many of his colleagues. Bernie was a longtime member of the Free Masons in Brattleboro.

Bernie is survived by the love of his life, Claudia Wood; a daughter, Corina Wood and her fiancé Randy Bernier. He was born into a very large family of three sisters and three brothers, Harold Wood (Vicky), Robert Wood, Donald Wood (Debbie), Annie Knapp, Shirley Renaud (Mike) and Leslie Wood; two grandchildren who are very special to him, Kiaya Wood Waterman and Chandler Bernier; two step-children, whom he raised and considered his own, Crystal Russell and her mate R.J. Friedland and Nicholas Russell and his fiancé Monica Vaidya; the Vaidya family whom he considered his family; many nieces, and nephews; his dog Briar, who was his best buddy; as well as many work buddies and neighbors he truly loved you all.

A Celebration of this epitome of a gentleman will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm at the VFW, 40 Black Mountain Rd, Brattleboro, VT 05301. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Windham County Humane Society, 916 W River Rd, Brattleboro, VT 05301.


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    Saturday, June 24, 2017


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June 29, 2017

previous entry with no name is me. Lori Daniels

June 29, 2017

So heartbreaking. Love, hugs and strength to you Claudia your family and all those whose lives were touched by Bernie. xo

Terry Sablan

June 23, 2017

Claudia, our sincere condolences to you, Crystal, Nick and Briar. He was a gentle soul and the angels are blessed to have him.
Terry and Tony Sablan

Jennifer Desmarais

June 21, 2017

David and I send our sincere condolences on this great loss. Without your friendship these past years I do not know what we would have done, If there is anything either of us can do, please let us know. Jennifer & David D

Lynn McGreer

June 14, 2017

Claudia, children and extended family,

My most sincere condolences go out to you. Claudia- I was always in awe of how much your husband adored you. How blessed you both were to cherish each other the way you did. I pray the peace that passes all understanding be with you and your loved ones now and always, as you adjust to this loss. Please call on those that love you for strength and support, there are SO many of us! All my love to you!

lance zinn

June 14, 2017

such a great guy, such a huge loss of an awesome person.

Cheryl and Glenn Cunningham

June 14, 2017

Claudia, Corina, Crystal, Nick,

Words escape me at this devastating time. Bernie was such a sweet man and loved you all so much. His life was taking care of all of you. He will be missed by all who knew him. You are all in our prayers.

June 12, 2017

Claudia, Niki and Crystal
so sorry to hear this terrible news, You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Shayne & Bobby Holland and family

June 12, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss and you have my sincere sympathy. Friends, family and the scriptures are a comfort during this time. 2 Cor. 1:7

Judy Katz

June 12, 2017

Bernie was a dear friend and neighbor and we are heartbroken about his passing. We are away now but remember his big heart, his can do attitude, his problem solving mind and his love of life. He adored his wife Claudia , his animals , his family and enjoyed his many toys. He had a light in his eyes and a spirit that will continue. We love you Claudia and family and will b home soon. Judy and Jim

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