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  • Mildred F. Wood

  • Mildred F. Wood, 89, of State Route 28, passed away at home on June 23, 2012.

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  • Mildred F. Wood, 89, of State Route 28, passed away at home on June 23, 2012.
    Mrs. Wood was born on February 8, 1923, in Town of Norway, a daughter of late John and Bernice (Smith) Frank. She graduated from West Canada Valley Central School with the class of 1939 and furthered her education at the Utica School of Commerce. On July 11, 1942, she was united in marriage with Edward T. Wood in Newport. In her early years, she was employed as a secretary at West Canada Valley Central School and assisted her husband in the operation of the family farm. She later worked at Newport Telephone Company and served as Town of Russia Clerk for one term. Edward preceded her in death on October 30, 1997. Mrs. Wood was a member of St. John’s Church, Newport.
    Survivors include her eight children, Susan LeGacy, of Charlotte, NC, Thomas Wood, also of Charlotte, Amy (David) Eckler, of Poland, Melissa (Mark) Sheremeta, of Manlius, Daniel (Audette) Wood, of Edgewater, MD, Russel Wood, of Poland, Laura (Richard) Salamone, of Little Falls, and Leona (Thomas) Cookinham, of Poland; 16 grandchildren, Matthew, Nathan, Jacob and Jessica Diehl, Jonathon, Jared and Mitchell Wood, Wade and Amanda Eckler, Ivy Cooper, Chantal and Bryce Salamone, and Scott, Kyle, Glen and Troy Cookinham; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, who were all special to her.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Norman Frank, in 1980, and a grandson, Joseph Wood, in 1998.
    A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John’s Church, Newport, on Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. with Father William A. Gorman, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Newport. Calling hours at the Autenrith Funeral Home, Newport, are Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m.
    The Wood family is grateful for her loyal caregivers, Phyllis, Mindy, Kim and Violet, for Sue Hazard who provided many happy times on the road, and for the support from Hospice.
    Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., or the Poland Public Library. Envelopes are available at the funeral home for both.
    Online tributes at www.autenrithfuneral.com.
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