Donna Marie Wood

October 12, 1960April 5, 2019

Donna M. (Carvalho) Wood, age 58, of Swansea, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 in Charlton Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Kenneth A. Wood to whom she has been married for the past 38 years.

Born in Somerset, a daughter of Helena Claire (Frazer) Carvalho of Kennesaw, Georgia and the late Manuel Carvalho, she was a resident of Swansea for over thirty-five years.

A graduate of Somerset High School, Class of 1978, she worked as a Medical Assistant at The Swansea Family Practice for many years. She was a member of the First Christian Congregational Church in Swansea. Mrs. Wood was an excellent seamstress and took pride in altering many uniforms for the Joseph Case High School Marching Band. She also enjoyed shopping and attending baseball games.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by three children, Kendra Wajda of Swansea, Jared Wood of New Durham, New Hampshire, Brett Wood of Swansea; one brother, Kenneth Carvalho of Kennesaw, Georgia; one sister, Sheryl Sullivan of Somerset; dear friend Dr. Reverend Holly Norwick and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Thomas Carvalho.

Private arrangements are in the care of the Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea. Contributions in her honor may be made to the First Christian Congregational Church, 1113 G.A.R. Highway, Swansea, MA 02777.


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Kenneth Carvalho

April 13, 2019

To my baby sister, I will miss you terribly. Though I was only 9 when mom and dad brought you home I remember it like it was yesterday. I remember bringing all my friends in the house to show off my beautiful baby sister.

You remained a beautiful soul throughout your life. Miles may have separated us at times, but our sibling love for one another was never ending.

I hold up Kenny and the kids and pray that you will guide them through this time. I pray for mom, who at 91 years old, has lost two of her children.

I love you Donna. May you Rest In Peace.

Your Big Brother

Susan Depin Batt

April 12, 2019

So sorry for your loss. I graduated with Donna.

Dawn Turner

April 11, 2019

To the Wood and Carvalho families, who I have known for so many years, my heart truly goes out to you. I sincerely hope that your good memories will help to comfort you now and in the days to come. Donna’s smile, infectious laughter, and her incredible strength will never be forgotten. Rest easy, Donna, and thank you for all of the smiles you brought in to our lives. You will be greatly missed.

Mary Furtado

April 11, 2019

My condolences to the Wood family, Donna was a very kind and sweet person. She was truly dedicated to the case high marching band, I remember her fondly from CHAMPS, she will surely be missed.

Pauline and Tom Viveiros

April 11, 2019

My condolences to the Wood family.May God be with you and comfort you.
We knew Donna from church.I spoke with her at church and at the care team meetings. We will miss her.RIP sweet girl.

patti shaker

April 11, 2019

Donna's smile and her kindness was so beautiful. A special person, it was so great seeing Donna again after our high school years at our church.
Her presence will be missed.
God bless her and her family.

Charlotte and John Carlson

April 10, 2019

We have known Donna and her family for over 30 years. Donna brought us to the Old White Church many years ago when our kids went to Sunday School together. We shared many cookouts, birthday parties, playing cards on Saturday nights and Trivia Pursuit on New Years Eve. The times we spent together were like times spent with family. She will always be in our thoughts and she will be truly missed. It was a blessing to have known her and have her as a friend. Rest In Peace our dear friend. 💕

Meredith Massey

April 10, 2019

Thank you for being a wonderful woman, and role model to us Case High marching band members. I will never forget all you did for us and the fun we had doing it. Rest easy pretty lady.

Gary and Kim Milliken

April 10, 2019

I’m so speechless 😥Our good friends (Donna and Kenny) who we met at Daniel Webster College (our son’s Baseball team). We are so sorry for your loss! Rest In Peace Donna.... we will miss you.

Mary-Ellen Simas

April 10, 2019

Lovely little cousin lost in the crowd of "big kids" at your mom and dad's. You grew into a beautiful woman who the older girls welcomed with open arms. Rest well. You will be missed. Love you💕