The funeral mass for Mrs. Barbara J. Wood, age 88, who died Friday at the Samaritan Medical Center, will be held at 11am on Monday, Oct. 6, at St. Vincent De Paul’s Catholic Church in Rosiere with Father Donald Robinson, Pastor of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Watertown officiating. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 2-5pm on Sunday, Oct. 5, at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.
Barb was born June 26, 1926, in Cape Vincent, the daughter of W. Neil and Mabel C. McIntyre McWayne. She graduated from Cape Vincent schools.
On June 30, 1942, she married Henry (Hank) Wood at St. Vincent DePaul’s Church in Rosiere with Father W. J. Kelly officiating.
Barb and her husband purchased the Irwin Farm on Sand Bay Road in 1945 and a partnership was formed with their sons. In 1984, the farm was sold to their three sons. Then, a few years ago, the farm was sold to two of her grandsons.
She worked at the Cape Vincent and Clayton Post Offices, from 1968 until 1982. She also was a Tax Collector for the T.I. School District for many years and an Assistant Assessor for the Town of Cape Vincent from 1983 until 1996.
Barb was a past President of Altar Rosary Society at St. Vincent DePaul’s Church.
She enjoyed playing cards, crocheting and especially traveling the world, including Sweden and Hawaii.
Surviving are three sons and their wives, Gary (Ellen), Joseph (Deb) and Alan (Traci), all of Clayton; Six daughters and their husbands, Bonnie (Paul) Docteur, Donna (Robert) Wiley all of Cape Vincent, Karen (Donald) Bourcy of Clayton, Faye (John) Carr of Houston TX, Vicke (John) Weller of Clayton, and Shari (Robin) McAllister of Maryland; 28 grandchildren; 52 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; niece and nephews.
One great grandson, Henry, and two sisters, Inez Walker and Mildred Booth, died before her.
Donations can be made in her name to the Cape Vincent Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Service.