Marie was born on April 29, 1929, in Cambridge, MA; she was the daughter of the late William and Mildred Dilworth. Marie was raised and educated in Cambridge.
Marie married her beloved husband Robert Woodland on March 16, 1947; sharing more than 66 years together and creating many memories to be shared for generations to come. Marie and Bob moved to Wilmington in 1960 where they raised their 11 children. Family was most important to Marie; she was a very devoted mother, a wonderful homemaker, a loving “Nana”, and a great baker. Marie loved her family unconditionally and took great pride in all of their accomplishments.
Following her husband’s retirement, Marie and Bob, became “snow birds” and spent many winters in Lake Wales, Florida, before moving there year round in 1996. Marie and Bob had a great time in Florida and made many friends there throughout the years.
As their health declined, Marie and Bob, moved back to be closer to their family and settled with their daughter Marie in Chocorua, New Hampshire, a few years ago.
Marie will be fondly remembered as a wonderful woman, kind, sweet, and friendly. She had a wonderful smile and a kind word for all; Marie was dearly loved and will forever be missed.
Marie was the beloved wife of the late Robert D. Woodland, Sr.; devoted mother of Robert D. Woodland, Jr. (Sue) and Elizabeth M. Fournier (Mike) all of Wilmington, MA, Donna Megan of Londonderry, NH, Catherine A. Schultze (Bob) of Clinton, MA, Robin J. Woodland of Derry, NH, Patricia L. Jasilewicz (Peter) of Dunbarton, NH, Marie F. Thompson (Butch) of Chocorua, NH, Kerry J. Gibson (Chris) of Tewksbury, Michele L. Borovich of Derry, NH, Donald R. Woodland (Leanne) of Wilmington, and Paul J. Woodland (Barbie) of Derry, NH. Loving Grandmother of 21 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Cherished daughter of the late William H. and Mildred R (Villemaire) Dilworth; dear sister of Carolyn Hagan of Billerica, the late Mildred Davis and Bill Dillworth. Marie is also survived by her special cousin Sheila Meehan of Huntington Beach, CA, her dear friend Sylvia Mendall of Lake Wales, FL, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (62), Wilmington on Wednesday, August 12th from 5-8 p.m. Marie’s Funeral Service will be held at the Abundant Life Christian Center, 173 Church St., Wilmington on Thursday, August 13th at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. In lieu of flowers donations in Marie’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.