George Joseph Wood
March 5, 1938 – March 14, 2018
George J. Wood Sr., age 80, of East Sandwich, passed away on Wednesday, March 15 at the Bourne Manor Nursing Home. He was the husband of Janice B. (Hurley) Wood for 57 years. George was born in Boston on March 5, 1938 to the late Charles B. and Agnes R. (Troy) Wood and grew up locally. Upon graduation, he heard the call of duty and joined the U.S. Army. Completing his Honorable service to our country, he continued his education, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Sciences. He began working in the telecommunications industry for New England Telephone, then AT&T in a management position. He rose through the ranks, retiring as the Regional District Manager for the Eastern Division of AT&T Management, Education, and Training.
George had many passions. He was an avid sports fan particularly the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. He cherished the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. George is survived by his wife of 57 years, Janice B. (Hurley) Wood, father to Mark S. Wood and wife Renee, Christopher J. Wood, brother to Joseph Wood and James Wood, and grandfather to Emma G. Wood and Reagan C. Wood. He was preceeded in death by his late son George J. Wood, Jr., his late brothers Charles Wood, Philip Wood, Matthew Wood, his late sisters Regina Fleming, Helena Drass, and Connie Knebel. A Visitation with the family will be held on Tuesday, March 20, from 9:00am to 10:30am in the Nickerson Bourne Funeral Home located at 154 Route 6A in Sandwich. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00am following the visitation in the Corpus Christi Parish Catholic Church located on 324 Quaker Meetinghouse Road in Sandwich Massachusetts. Burial to follow Mass in Blue Hill Cemetery, located on 700 West St. in Braintree Massachusetts.
- Janice Wood, Wife
- Mark Wood, Son
- Renee Wood, Daughter-in-law
- Christopher J. Wood, Son
- Joseph Wood, Brother
- James Wood, Brother
- Emma G. Wood, Granddaughter
- Reagan C. Wood, Granddaughter
- George J. Wood Jr., Son
- Charles Wood, Brother
- Philip Wood, Brother
- Matthew Wood, Brother
- Regina Fleming, Sister
- Helena Drass, Sister
- Connie Knebel, Sister
- Visitation Tuesday, March 20, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, March 20, 2018
- Interment Tuesday, March 20, 2018
George Joseph Wood
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March 24, 2018
MEMORIES OF MY FAVORITE COUSIN-IN-LAW
Best book: Confederacy of Dunces
Best Movie: Quiet Man
When George answered the phone, had to hear latest, joke, dialect, and all before I could speak to Janice.
Listening to George in the background, bellowing at news caster's or sports announcers.
The fun times McAvinns, O Brien's, and Woods had together.
Will miss his all around pleasant disposition.
At Heaven's Gate
CEAD MILE FAILTE
March 18, 2018
I've known George since I was 10, he has always been a wonderful friend to my parents. My childhood memories of Mr. Wood was a man with a cool Boston accent and a huge Red Sox fan out of place living in NJ. Later when the family moved to Quincy, I have found memories of George and Chris catching lobster for dinner. George was always the center of great conversations usually sports, political or church related. His lively spirit, kind and caring personality will be missed.
March 18, 2018
George was my friend and mentor for over 30 years. He was a remarkable human being, who loved life and loved his family. His family was his pride and joy. He often said that family was the only thing that really mattered.
I met George at A&T, where he was known as an honest and fair leader. He stood by his team 100%, and led in a way that inspired loyalty, trust and high standards. He was admired and respected for making decisions grounded in deeply held values.
George was nourished by his Irish roots. He was fun loving, loyal and very supportive of his friends. He had the gift of gab, and he knew how to tell a story. He was strong in character, and he had strong convictions. Whether the topic was politics, sports, the latest management thinking, or religion, George was never afraid to tell you what he thought, and he could argue his beliefs convincingly.
Most people who knew George remember his sense of humor and his distinctive, booming laugh. His laugh was vibrant, free and natural, and it made people feel happy, even when they weren't.
It was a pleasure to know George, and I will always remember him. He had a positive impact on my life, and he will remain close in my thoughts and prayers.
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Janice, Chris, Mark & Renee, Emma & Reagan, and all the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. May the Lord bless you with peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Alice and Ken Bury
March 18, 2018
George we will miss your enthusiastic opinions on all subjects. Oh what wonderful evenings we have had solving the problems of the world. You were 100% in your opinions and we loved your enthusiastic support for Boston sports, Politics, etc. it was amazing. We will miss this so much.
It has been painful for us seeing your difficulty breathing, and it’s sort of a relief to know you are no longer struggling. It is also comforting knowing you are united with Georgie.
Janice, Chris. Mark, Rene; Emma and Regan, we hope you remember all the special things about him as we do.
Janice the bonds of our Circle have been time tested and strong. Although our lives change, our Circle will continue with the love and commitment it was founded on.
Alice and Ken
Below is a photo of Easter 2016 at Englewood Florida. Included from left to right Eddie Visser (now deceased), Bob Adderley, GEORGE, and Ken Bury