WENDY E. WOODS
1951 – 2010
CHICOPEE Wendy E. Woods, 59, of Chicopee, died on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. She was born in Waterbury, CT. Wendy was the daughter of the late John and Marjorie (Malley) Woods. She was a graduate of Cathedral High School, the Elm College and received a Master’s in Educational Administration from Westfield State University. She was employed as a teacher for the Diocese of Springfield, teaching at Sacred Heart, Mary Immaculate and Blessed Sacrament Schools in Holyoke. Wendy was a principal at Notre Dame-Immaculate Conception School in Easthampton and in the Gateway Regional School District until her retirement in 2009. She is survived by her sister, Judith Kusinitz and her husband, Mike of Somerset; three nieces: Tracey Altman and her husband Charles of Frisco, TX, Tara Gagnon and her husband, Roger of Somerset and Tanya Francisco and her husband, Steven of Douglas. She also leaves four grand nephews whom she cherished, Drew and Tucker Gagnon, Zachary Altman and Gavin Francisco. Wendy was predeceased by her sister, M. Patricia (Duffy) Taylor and her husband, Thomas. She also leaves wonderful friends who cared for her during her illness: Susan Wilson, Jeanne Martineau, Mary Jo Bender and Cathy Zimmerman. Wendy’s funeral will be held on Monday, October 25, 2010 at 9 am from the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 69 East St. in Chicopee Falls, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in Mary, Mother of Hope Church, 840 Page Blvd. in Springfield at 10 am. Her burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 421 Tinkham Rd. in Springfield. Calling hours are on Sunday from 4 to 6 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the D’Amour Center Cancer Care, 3350 Main St., Springfield, MA 01199 or the American Heart Association, 54C Wayside Ave., West Springfield, MA 01089.
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