William H. Woods, Sr.

October 31st, 2018

William H. Woods, Sr., age 83, of Wilmington, passed away on October 31, 2018.

William was the beloved husband of the late Sheila (McKinney) Woods, devoted father of Mary-Alice Cavens & her husband the late Joseph of Rowley, Eileen M. Woods of Wilmington, William H. Woods, Jr. & his wife Eileen of Lowell and Daniel E. Woods of Wilmington, loving “Grampie” of Megan Manent & her husband Nick, Erin Thomas & her husband Max, Casey Woods and Patrick Woods, great-grandfather of Jamie Lynn Thomas, William Jameson Thomas and Lucas Todd Manent, cherished son of the late Joseph H. Woods, Sr. and Margaret (Coy) Woods, dear brother of Winifred Barry & her husband the late Robert of Wilmington, Edward Woods & his wife Sandra of Reading, the late Joseph, James “Leo”, Robert, Richard, Mildred, Marjorie and his twin sister Catherine. William is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, November 5th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, November 4th from 2:00-6:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in William’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

William was a U.S. Army Veteran who proudly served his country.


17 Entries in Guest Book for “William H. Woods, Sr.”

  1. Kevin P. Doherty says:

    To the Woods family,

    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

  2. June Bagley Buendia says:

    We are so saddened to hear of his passing, now he will be in heaven
    With auntie Sheila.

    Please accept our love and prayers from the Bagley sisters
    June,Joan,Nancy,DIanne, and Sandy.

  3. Tim moran says:

    To the Woods family,
    I’m sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts at this difficult time
    Tim Moran

  4. Gayle says:

    i will always remember bill as one of my favorite customers at market basket for the last 21 years thankful for knowing him. im very sorry for your loss

  5. Mary Downs says:

    So sorry to hear, great guy. Condolences from Jim and Mary Downs

  6. Frank West says:

    MaryAlice- sorry to hear of your dad’s passing.

  7. Fran keough says:

    To the Woods Family
    I’m so sorry for your loss.
    My prayers are with you all
    May you find comfort in happy memories
    Fran keough

  8. The Doyle's says:

    Sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family
    The Doyle’s

  9. Bob Murphy says:

    “Big Billy” affected all of our lives with his wit and infectious laughter. I am sure he dreaded the day when he would be reunited with all the McKinney sisters: Sheila (wife), Alice (sister-in-law and quasi mother-in-law) and Sis (sister-in-law). He’ll have to be one squared away dude for the rest of eternity… and he thought it was hard the first go around!

  10. Bob Anderson says:

    My deepest sympathies to the Woods family.

  11. Joe raso says:

    Simply the best always happy and smiling

  12. Joe raso says:

    Will miss you

  13. Diana Miladin says:

    Dear Ed, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother Billy. He was a good man and a great guy. Kind and caring–and so much fun. My heart goes out to you and then entire Woods family at this sad time.

  14. Nancy McMahon says:

    So very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Like my Dad, Frank Gracia (FO’G), Bill was an all-around nice guy in Wilmington. It was always a pleasure to run into him around town. Truly sorry for your loss.

    Nancy (Gracia) McMahon

  15. Louise Henderson Cain says:

    Dear Eddie, so sorry to hear about your brother. Lots of memories on Beacon Street. Fondly, Louise (Henderson) Cain, Stephen Henderson and Mom Grace Santo.

  16. Joan Tuxbury says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Billy’s passing. My sincere condolences to the entire family.

  17. Gayle says:

    on behalf of Christine Leblanc ( a cashier at market basket ) she is sorry for your loss.

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