Barbara Perry Wood
May 8, 1924 – February 23, 2021
Barbara P. Wood age 96 passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 with her daughter by her side. She was born on May 8, 1924 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont to Glenn E. and Ann B. Perry. She was married to Albert L. Wood for 37 years until his death in 1995.
She served in the Waves from October 1944 to July 1946 being discharged as a Storekeeper First Class. Following her graduation from the University of Vermont in 1950 she worked as a secretary for the Luther Gulick Camps in Raymond, Maine and for Mobil Oil Corporation in South Portland, Maine until her marriage in 1957.
Mrs. Wood was a covenant member of First Congregational Church of Brewer, Maine for 32 years and later of the Falmouth Congregational Church UCC, Falmouth, Maine.
Genealogy was her passion for many years. She traced her family and her husband’s family back many generations. She was a Mayflower descendent of the Chilton family. She was a member of many genealogical societies, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She was predeceased by her husband, Albert and son, Roger P. Wood. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Laurie and James Kenny of Portland, granddaughter Melissa Kenny and her husband Michael Rivera of Milford, MA, grandson Colby Kenny and his wife Sarah of Raleigh, North Carolina, great granddaughters Elysia and Everly Rivera, and a great grandson, Julian Roger Kenny born the day after her passing. She is also survived by brothers Lawrence and his wife Marilyn Perry of Corpus Christi, Texas and Clark Perry and his wife Pam Moore of Auburn, MA.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date when Covid restrictions allow at the Falmouth Congregational Church, Falmouth, Maine. A spring internment will be in the family plot at the Woodbine Cemetery in Ellsworth, Maine.
In lieu of flowers contributions, if desired, may be made to the OceanView Residence Assistance Fund, Inc. 20 Blueberry Lane, Falmouth, Maine 04105
The family would like to thank the staff at Falmouth House at OceanView for the care that Barbara received for the past six and a half years and Tracey from Compassus Hospice for her support for the past several months.
- Glenn E. Perry, Father (deceased)
- Ann B. Perry, Mother (deceased)
- Albert L. Wood, Husband (deceased)
- Roger P. Wood, Son (deceased)
- Laurie Kenny (James Kenny), Daughter
- Melissa Kenny (Michael Rivera), Granddaughter
- Colby Kenny (Sarah Kenny), Grandson
- Elysia Rivera, Great Granddaughter
- Everly Rivera, Great Grandaughter
- Julian Roger Kenny, Great Grandson
- Lawrence Perry (Marilyn Perry), Brother
- Clark Perry (Pam Perry), Brother
OceanView Residence Assistance Fund, Inc.
20 Blueberry Lane, Falmouth, ME 04105
Barbara Perry Wood
February 28, 2021
Laurie, I have thought of your mom lots! She was always on a creative mission for which I tried to help her accomplish. Even with her failing eyesight, she had projects to complete! Unfortunately, Covid separated us. Her letter to me shortly after Christmas was much appreciated. I am sorry for the loss to you and your precious family. With love to all, Sue Hager
February 27, 2021
Laurie, Jim, Melissa, and Colby,
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother/grandmother. May she Rest In Peace.
Thinking of you,
Mary (aka “Me”)