Shirley Jean Wood

January 17, 1939September 6, 2020

January 17, 1939 - September 6, 202

OLD TOWN--Mum passed peacefully in to the arms of our Dad at the age of 81 after a brief illness at her daughter and son in law’s home in Gilbert Arizona on Sunday September 6, 2020. She was born in Old Town, Maine, January 17, 1939, the youngest of 7 children to Victor and Natalie Roy. She graduated from Old Town High School, Class of 1956 and worked many years at the University of Maine. She married the love of her life Kenneth G Wood Jr. on June 7, 1958, and they had 52 wonderful years together until his untimely passing in 2010. She enjoyed traveling, playing Bingo and Video Poker, picking wild berries and cooking. She was a wonderful Mother and Nana and was known for her genuine good nature and kindness to all who knew her. She is survived by her 5 children, Mark, Kenny and Jon Wood, Katherine Perkins (Dale), and Holly Wood-Tarabori (Mark). She loved Christmas time and was nicknamed "Nana Claus" by her grandchildren, Victoria, Andrea, and Bret Perkins, Joseph Johnson, Alisha, Gloria, Tyler, Ryan Wood and Jon Wood Jr, 8 great grandchildren and her sister Jeanette Roy Potter as well as many dear nephews, nieces and cousins. She is predeceased by our amazing Dad, Kenneth G. Wood Jr, as well as her 4 brothers, Clement, Nelson, Victor JR, Francis Roy, one sister Elaine Roy Garceau and her special friend, Norma Rand. A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday September 16, 2020 at 2 pm at Lawndale Cemetery, Stillwater Avenue, Old Town. Those who wish to donate in her memory may do so to the Old Town Animal Orphanage PO Box 565 Orono ME 04473.


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Chelsey Kochis

September 12, 2020

Kenny, Jon, Kathy, Holly and family- I’m so sorry to hear about Shirley, my “shirls” I will always remember her for her “hi darling!” hugs and the great times we had catching up and most recently our bingo trip. My thoughts have been with you all.

Kristen Piche

September 12, 2020

Shirley was one of the nicest people I have ever met in my life! She took me in when I had no place to go I enjoy your company so much! SHe invited me to Thanksgiving when I couldn’t share it with my family!There are no words that I can say to explain what a wonderful beautiful loving person she was! I am really sorry For the whole family I know everyone must be devastated! Love you Wood family!

Kevin Garceau

September 12, 2020

All my memories of Maine start with my aunt Jean and uncle Ken. Every time I went to Maine the first place we would go was their house. I will always remember her smile and laugh, when she would come out to meet us. I will miss her very much, but now she is back with uncle Ken. My deepest condolences to all her family and friends. Her loving nephew and niece Kevin & Marilyn Garceau

Tabatha Kennedy

September 11, 2020

Every time I saw Shirley she always had a smile on her face and she always asked how I was doing ! Such a sweet, beautiful lady! To the family I am so sorry for your loss! She will be missed!


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