Peter Wood, 85, of Plainville passed away after a lengthy illness on Friday, March 2, 2018, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. He was the devoted and loving husband for 64 years to Barbara (Robinson) Wood.
Peter was born in North Hartland, Vt., on Jan. 25, 1932, son to the late Ralph and Regis (Daley) Wood. He was a longtime Plainville resident and was very active in the Catholic Church, serving as a Eucharistic minister for six years and teaching religious education at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Plainville. He was a master of all trades and loved to tinker around with things, as no task was impossible for Peter. Peter served our country in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. He loved to go hunting.
In addition to his wife, he leaves behind his children, Stephen Wood and his wife, Cheryl, of New Britain, Thomas Wood and his wife, Erika, of Southington, Edward Wood and his wife, Gerrie, of New Hampshire, Mary Wood of Plainville, Timothy Wood and his wife, Leslie, of South Carolina, Catherine Foster and her husband, Gene, of New Hampshire, Barbara Laliberte and her husband, Bob, of South Carolina, and Daniel Wood and his wife, Tracy, of Southington; his 14 grandchildren; his 10 great-grandchildren; his brother, Thomas Wood and his wife, Susan, of New Hampshire; his sister, Regina Gaudreau and her husband, Armand, of Massachusetts; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family. He was predeceased by his siblings, Rita Kraljevich, John, Richard, Paul, Raymond, Mark, and Jerome Wood.
Funeral services in celebration of Peter’s life will begin Saturday, March 10, at 9 a.m. from Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad St., Plainville, for a Mass of Christian burial being celebrated at 10 a.m. at the Church of St. Matthew, 120 Church Ave., Forestville. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, 522 Terryville Ave., Bristol. Friends and family are welcome to gather at the funeral home Friday evening between 5 and 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Peter can be made to the Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network (NCAN), 3074 Brookchase Boulevard, Fort Mill, SC 29707. For more information or to leave online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.BAILEY-FUNERALHOME.com .