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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.

Guestbook

Hi Dotty & Family, John & I are so sorry to here that Walter has passed, the two of you were life mates, We will always remember what a Great person he was, he is definitely in a better place, Our thoughts and prayers are with you & your Family ! XO Love, John & Jean Colantoni 2015
John & Jean Colantoni


The greatest gift I ever had, a gift from God I call him Dad. Daddy my heart is broken. You are and always will be my hero. I will see you in Heaven. I love you to the moon and back!
Robin


Daddy you have always been and will always be my hero. I am only 44 and still need my Daddy but God needed you more. I love you so much Daddy and I am so happy that I accepted the Lord 6 years ago and I am saved and to know that I will see you in heaven is a comfort to me. I love you Daddy and I am so happy to be the youngest of your 5 little girls. Love, Lori
Your little girl Lori


Daddy you have always been and will always be my hero. I am only 44 and still need my Daddy but God needed you more. I love you so much Daddy and I am so happy that I accepted the Lord 6 years ago and I am saved and to know that I will see you in heaven is a comfort to me. I love you Daddy and I am so happy to be the youngest of your 5 little girls. Love, Lori
Your little girl Lori


Karen and her family, I don't know how to express my sympathy for you. Please realize that I do understand the loss of a parent. They have always been there for you in good times and bad. They love you unconditionally. Just remember, if you believe, someday you will be together again. God bless all of you and may he give you strength now and in the future.
Christine Tancrell


Dottie, lori, and family , Dennis and i will miss your dad so much . He always had a smile on his face when we saw him. Im sure he still has a smile on his face now that he is with the Lord looking down on you all. If you need anything please dont hesitate to ask we love you all. GOD BLESS YOU and Lift you at this time. Love Ann and Dennis Perkins.
ann Perkins


Karen, Dennis & family - Even poets lose words at times like this - so just know you are all in our thoughts. Remember the good times and peace be with you during this trying time.
Laura & Jeanne Roberts


I don't know where to begin. Walter is the closest person in our church to go be with Jesus to me. Ministry is sometimes hard, but this is up there with the hardest. It's comforting knowing he is with Jesus, no more pain. I couldn't love your family any more if they were my blood. I'm continually praying for the families peace at this time. Pastor and I will do all that we can to help in any way possible to be there for all of you. We love you. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your family. Pastor Baron and Bonnie
Pastor Baron and Bonnie Rodrigues


My dear friend Karen, I am so sorry that you are grieving the loss of your loving father. I know how much you loved him. I remember the story of your fishing adventure, dropping the pole and your daddy hanging you upside down to reach for it. He sounds like he was a funny, kind, and humble man from the things you have told me. We should be so thankful that God gave us such wonderful fathers. Take comfort in knowing that the time we spend in this earthly life, with all of it's suffering, is like a blink of an eye compared to eternity with our Lord and with our dear fathers. Much love to you, Dennis, Jason and Bethany.
Janice and Robert Free


Dottie & Family, Our hearts are heavy with Walters passing. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone he met. How we enjoyed his visits to the coffee shop, to get your morning coffee, and his scratch tickets. he and Gene would reminisce about fishing and the Lodge. How he loved to garden and share his vegetables with others. We will miss him so very much, and we know that the Lord had his arms wrapped around Walter and gently carried him to his new home in Heaven. With, Love, Friendship and our Sympathy. Gene & Dutchie Bartlett
Gene & Dutchie Bartlett


Dottie & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I feel privileged to have known such a great man. Thank you for sharing him.
Todd


Grampie you will be greatly missed! You were a great man and a wonderful Grandfather. I will always remember your stories, your singing, wheat penny collecting, cribbage games and gardening. I always knew who to ask if I had a question about my garden or how to fix something. We all love you and miss you! Love,
Kori and Rich


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