Walter C. Woodman, 86
Walter C. Woodman, 86, of Bellingham, where he has lived his whole life, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at the Boston Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Bellingham, he was the son of the late James and Laura (Corbett) Woodman, and attended the Bellingham schools.
Loving husband of 65 years to Dorothy M. (Harroun) Woodman, he was a master carpenter, and retired in 1994 from Franklin Lumber. He had served in the Merchant Marines before enlisting in the Marine Corps during WWII. He served on the board of trustees at the First Baptist Church in Bellingham for many years as well as serving on the board of trustees at the Union Cemetery in Bellingham. He had also served as the Union Cemetery caretaker until 2014. A member of Excelsior Lodge, A.F. & A.M. in Franklin, he was an avid Boston sports fan, outdoorsman, and loved gardening, his family, and a good game of cribbage.
He was the father of Karen Benoit and her husband Dennis of So. Carolina, Wendy DePaolo and her husband Stephen of Bellingham, Faith Paradiso and her husband Michael of Mendon, Robin Oakley and her husband Roger of Bellingham, and Lori Brien and her husband Peter of Bellingham. Brother of , Laura Lemek-Strojny of RI, Florence Matos of Milford, and the late Joseph, Wilbur, Edward, Henry, and Charles Woodman, and Viola White. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and his cat Angel.
His Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 11 A.M. at the First Baptist Church of Bellingham, Mechanic St., Bellingham Center, followed by burial in the Union Cemetery in Bellingham. Calling hours will be held Sunday from 2 to 5 P.M. the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water Street. Milford, MA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Union Cemetery, Perpetual Care Fund, and P.O. Box 156, Bellingham, MA 02019.