johnboy1  a short time before leaving us
John Ralph Wood
  • 76 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 12, 1925
  • Place of birth:
    Hanover, New Hampshire, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 24, 2001
  • Place of passing:
    Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
Let the memory of John be with us forever

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John.
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Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Regina Wood on 24th October 2016

"John  You are on my mind daily and in my heart always.  Miss you so much but I know you are not far away from me and helping me to get through each day.  You are in my prayers always... I love you.  God Bless You and Rest In Peace,my Dear."

This tribute was added by Carl Hale on 14th July 2016

"Happy Birthday Uncle John. Holy crap, 91st. It would be so nice to have you and my dad together again so we could just sit and enjoy. yes, you and all in our family who passed are all missed dearly. you were so loved. Carl"

This tribute was added by Regina Wood on 13th July 2016

"..John another birthday arrived and now this day has been completed and already 'a new day and a  new year' has begun for me and I still miss you.  May God bless you and I love you always and forever."

This tribute was added by Lisa Wood on 12th July 2016

"Happy Birthday  John"

This tribute was added by Michelle Hudson on 12th July 2016

"Happy Birthday dad,I miss you so much and wish I could give you a big Birthday hug. I pray for you often that you are in a happy place.I love you dad"

This tribute was added by Regina Wood on 23rd April 2016

"Tomorrow will bring about another year since you have left us and I can never forget you. You are in my thoughts and prayers each day.  God bless and  RIP John and pray for us and I love you."

This tribute was added by Nick White on 26th October 2015

"Miss you grandfather."

This tribute was added by Monte Wood on 26th October 2015

"Hi Dad, love ya every ones doing fine as you know keep up the watch from the big eye in the sky"

This tribute was added by Regina Wood on 25th October 2015

"John...I did not forget you... I thought of you and posted a memory notation on Facebook to share you with my friends...We, who know you, have missed you so much ... Know that I love you dearly...and I pray that you are at peace... Pray for me and for our children and grandchildren to all future generations.... and for all our dear extended family and our friends.. God bless you my dear.  Love you,,, Regina"

This tribute was added by maureen mizzles on 25th October 2015

"Hi Dad I ve thought of you often. I cant believe that it has benn so long that you have been gone. Say hi to ,Floyd and keep us in your prayers...love you ,Mamie"

This tribute was added by Michelle Hudson on 13th July 2015

"Happy Birthday Dad, I love and Miss you,I can't believe how time has flown.I hope you are keeping all of your family in prayer to be with Jesus one day"

This tribute was added by maureen mizzles on 13th July 2015

"Hey Dad , I hope your having a wonderful birthday. I remembered you at mass today. I love and miss you. I spent the day with , Sam today, and family. It was so hot here today.  rest of the family stayed home.Anyway I hope you keep us in your prayers, .Hug and kisses. Love you ,Dad.Say hi to  Flloyd ,and the rest of the family Mamie"

This tribute was added by Regina Wood on 12th July 2015

"John,  I, also,  want to leave a flower today for your birthday....so here it is with all my love....you are always in my memories..  Regina"

This tribute was added by Regina Wood on 12th July 2015

"John,  I, also,  want to leave a flower today for your birthday....so here it is with all my love....you are always in my memories..  Regina"

This tribute was added by Regina Wood on 12th July 2015

"Good morning John...Today is your 90th Birthday...I find this so hard to believe as I remember you so well especially at the age of 24...and we were falling in love... Where did all the years go?  And already you have been gone nearly 15 years....which seems almost like yesterday to me...But for you...it is probably still today...as I think you are in a TIMELESS life that  every moment is within the eternal day...where there is no darkness only light...as you are with the Light of the world our God..  I don't know how else to say it.  I am still in love with you and pray for you and I believe that you are praying for me and all our kids as well.  I know we all need prayer in our troubled times here on earth...  God bless you and peace to you for all eternity... I love you....Regina"

This tribute was added by Regina Wood on 25th April 2015

"John dear, Here it is the day after our 65th Anniversary ... and I missed you so much... and I Love you dearly . I have an idea that life is very good where you are...you must be filled with everlasting joy. One day we will enjoy these things once again together..are you looking forward to that????  Until our next visit... Much love and God bless and RIP

Regina"

This tribute was added by Regina Wood on 24th October 2014

"Good Morning John, I want you to know I am thinking of you this morning and miss you as much as ever...you will be forever missed in my time capsule here... John itt is 13 years today that you left to go home to our Father...I hope you are rejoicing with all the Angels, the Saints and Our Blessed Mother... I know you cannot express to us here ... what is going on there; however, I know you are praying for me and your children... Don't ever give up on us as we all are very much in need of prayers....Even since you have left us there seems to be so much going on in the world and it is making life more worrisome for us all with each passing day....Pray for our safe journey as we travel through each day and pray that we may always remain faithful to our Lord and God...in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.. Praise be the Name of Jesus forever. I love you always!  

PS.  John, after I had written this to you, Tino stopped in as he was on his way to North Carolina to see his sons...We took a picture of us... not so good... but still...it is what it is... Life goes on and time has a way of leaving a mark or taking a toll..  I feel blessed to be in as good health as I am in these senior years..."

This tribute was added by Monte Wood on 14th July 2014

"hi dad, just saw mom she looks good . she is still driving the van haha i knew that would piss you off:). we all miss your humor and guidance but you left us strong enough to care for ourselves  which makes you a success. anyways i wish you a happy birthday and love you keep an eye out for me :)"

This tribute was added by maureen mizzles on 14th July 2014

"Hi Dad,I, I hope everything is much better for you and , I think of you often. Happy be;ated Birthday. Thankyou for helping ,Mike. He mentined that he saw you and others when he got burned. I love you Dad , you are sorely missed, . Keep us in your prayers, I know you and Floyd are better friends now. Please remember to pray for gr grnd kids"

This tribute was added by Regina Wood on 12th July 2014

"John, I am almost losing track of which birthday, but a good thing they are keeping me updated here... I just know they all have come and gone too soon...and too fast... but I think where you are it may only seemed like yesterday or possibly even a moment ago... 'cause from what I have read about eternity, time is not measured as we know it here on earth...we wait for the evenings, and then we look forward to the light of the new morning to come. however,  where you are there is never any darkness, it is always light...cause the Jesus who is the LIGHT is forever with you; and it is said there is no darkness... I wonder if it takes a while to adjust to all that... Just wondering....   All I know from here, I have missed you every day.. Every day there is something that passes before me to remind me of you and of us...and sometimes it extends to all who those who have passed our way during our lifetime here together...
.Finally we have had a super summer with our weather... I have been in Vermont for nearly a month now and I cannot complain once about the weather... I went to the area around Lake Champlain.... I could tell the difference in the air, it was so  wonderful...  
John, Mike has been in the hospital with terrible burns this month and we are hoping now he is getting healed to come home soon, but I think he will need to be most careful for a long time... He needs your prayers; and so do all the other kids..Please remember them all.and if you can help to guide and direct them in whatever they might need your help with, then maybe they would appreciate that...as I feel you have been behind guiding me in much that I do...
You were always good at making decisions...right or wrong, you never backed away from making a decision and that is not always easy... as there is always that chance of it being a wrong one...but somehow you seemed to be gifted to make the best decision for whatever the circumstances were that challenged you.
Until next time when I chat with you...I love and miss you so very much and especially to have you to visit with as I travel to see everyone... but I know too, that you will always be close to me as you will forever remain in my heart.. May the Light of JESUS shine forever upon you.  I love you now and always,   Regina"

This tribute was added by maureen mizzles on 24th April 2014

"Hi Dad ,I have missed you, I hope that you and Floyd are getting along better. It has been so hard for me I finally had to hand everything over to God. I couldnt cry anymore.We need  your prayers. I have something going wrong with my heart.,and D avid is sick. , pray for him as well. I love you Dad. . Hugs and kisses ...mamie"

This tribute was added by Nick White on 24th April 2014

"Miss your wisdom, honor, and humor. My childhood would have been less had you not be in my life. Love you gramps, rest easy."

This tribute was added by monica white on 24th April 2014

"Well dad I was a special child in many ways I was born on yours and the Queens anniversary. My birthdays tomorrow turning 55 wow im on my way to 60 that in its self scares me . But you always taught me that life is not how long you life is its how you live that's more important .. You went through so much pain here on earth Im sure you are in a wonderful place now...miss you and your wisdom you were almost as smart as the queen love you grace y"

This tribute was added by Regina Wood on 23rd April 2014

"John, tomorrow the 24th we would have celebrated another Anniversary... You will be in my thoughts and prayers...and I want you to know I am still in love with you... I put a video of you and me dancing... It was a picture of you taken in 1979, and the one of me was taken 30 years later while on a Mediterranean Cruise in 2008...they went well together... I hope you enjoy it... and I wish you could have been on the trip with me.....and if anyone wants to check out our dancing video,  It can be found on the Menu under the Gallery option...
                        
John, this past Sunday was Easter, I wanted to tell you that Michelle and Larry came to visit me and they were here to attend one of our Easter Masses and they were very impressed to be at one that had 3500 people present..I could tell you a lot about how beautiful this was...and I am happy they were able to experience it... Mitchell and Nancy were there too.....and after Mass we all went to Mitchell's home for a lovely Easter Dinner.... One of my best Easter Sundays and will always remember it... I wish you could have been there with us...I know you would have been so happy and enjoying it... Continue to pray for all of us...I love you always and miss you very much...And pray for me, our family and all those whom you have known and loved."

This tribute was added by Carl Hale on 25th October 2013

"Uncle John,
There are two pictures hanging in my office. They are of the two hero's in my life. Two men I have had the most respect for ever. You and my dad. I think of you all the time. Trust, words here will never replace the memories I have of you both. I miss you both so much.  Carl"

This tribute was added by Regina Wood on 24th October 2013

"My dearest John,  It is now 12 years as of today that you left us all, and hardly a day goes by that you are not on someone's mind and needless to say, you will always be in our heart. God had a plan from the beginning for you to be in our lives and we in yours. It could be no other way, especially if we seek to do God's will. I do pray that we had tried to live HIS Will the best we could."

This tribute was added by Michelle Hudson on 13th July 2013

"Dad,I miss and think of you often.I have so much I would like to share with you.I hope you can read my mind and praying for all of us to come into the loving arms of our savior. I love you always....Michelle"

This tribute was added by maureen mizzles on 9th July 2013

"hi, Dad, I want to wish you a very happy birthday ..
I hope that you are happy, and basking in Gods grace. Thing are about the same for me. David is sick and in the hospital, and needs prayers.Maybe you Floyd, and our families can pray for him.I love you dad, and miss you.......Maureen"

This tribute was added by Regina Wood on 8th July 2013

"Happy Birthday John... I wonder in Heaven if birthdays get remembered and celebrated......if so, then you should have a real party and lots of blessings...
I learned recently that I was older than I had thought and seeing your birthday has confirmed to me that I had been wrong...I just want to say again, I love you and miss you, that will never change...XXX"

This tribute was added by maureen mizzles on 30th June 2013

"hi dad, I think of you often and miss you. .there is so much that has gone on. you were my hero, friend ,and strength. happy belated birthday and fathers day. I went to see with mom and thought that the flowers were very pretty. continue to peay for me and my family. and all of our needs .are you and Floyd getting along now ?imiss him so much. play nice together,ok.i love you dad. mamie"

This tribute was added by Regina Wood on 19th June 2013

"Hi John....I am in Vermont over Father's Day of this year 2013 and I have visited your grave twice...I put  a pretty bouquet of flowers in your flower pot, made up of 2 large white Peonies, 2 large pink peonies with several smaller blossoms...then there were 2 other deep pink small blossoms that looked like a 3 leaf clover and then there were some yellow flowers.. Enjoy them... Love Ya!"

This tribute was added by marshall wood on 16th June 2013

"Happy Fathers Day Dad, im sure by now God has asked you how did you raise so many kids. And have them turn out good, when so many familys can't raise one with out getting divorce. Since your not a role model the world is gone to the crapper. Tell God the things he needs, maybe it's not to late to help the family's who need help."

This tribute was added by marshall wood on 16th June 2013

"Happy Fathers Day Dad, m sure by now God has asked you how did you raise so many kids. And have them turn out good, when so many familys can't raise one with out getting divorce. Since your not a role model the world is gone to the crapper. Tell God the things he needs, maybe it's not to late to help the family's who need help.

love you Dad"

This tribute was added by marshall wood on 16th June 2013

"Dad today is your fathers day, and im sure your fine and doing pretty good up in heaven,But wanted to ask you have you and Jesus, had any talks yet on how you were able to raise so many kids.Now adays its hard to raise one child. He mighta thought of using your thoughts on doing it right. Cause God knows many familys have all gone to the crapper with one child. Happy Fathers Day Dad"

This tribute was added by Regina Wood on 24th February 2013

"It is the Lenten season now 2013 and Easter will be March 31st...  If you were here, you could go with me to Mass that will be held at the Expo Center... A very large hall and we have thousands who will attend at each of the 3 Masses held that Sunday... I just thought you would like to know that.  Miss you..."

This tribute was added by Regina Gaudreau on 24th October 2012

"May you be BLESSED! Love you !"

This tribute was added by Regina Gaudreau on 24th October 2012

"To my oldest  brother who was supposed to be the "Oldest and Boldest and the  first and the  worst!"  That really  wasn't true but sounded  "funny" .  Wish you could tell us what it's like "up there". Enjoy the " peace" and all the beautiful colors and our LORD!"

This tribute was added by Regina Wood on 24th October 2012

"Thinking of you again, time does not take that away.  You are in my prayers.......and with love........."

This tribute was added by maureen mizzles on 9th August 2012

"I think about you every day. You were the one I came to for advice and encouragement and you believed in me when i wanted to do anything.   You were there when I was sick,and I learned so much from you. I miss you very much dad and love...Mamie"

This tribute was added by mike wood on 13th July 2012

"dad, i miss you every day.you would absolutely love your great grandchildren"

This tribute was added by Lisa Wood on 12th July 2012

"John, what I remember the most about you was your ability to smile and laugh even when just breathing was a struggle, that says a lot about the kind of person you were.  Rest in peace"

This tribute was added by Regina Wood on 12th July 2012

"Happy Birthday my darling............ I am sure you are young again and happy with the Lord and with all your family and friends you have met there...I Love You dearly; remember to pray for me and the family and friends you have left behind....We have not forgotten you.  I love you... and miss you terribly. God bless... 'till we meet again."

This tribute was added by Martin Wood on 12th July 2012

"Hi Dad,

Today is your birthday.   It is the shame for all of us that we can't see you or call you today.  You left us too soon.   You were a good man and a great dad.   I am thankful for all you taught me.   I miss you often and I am saddened that my children can't know you better."

This tribute was added by Deepak Ramnath on 12th July 2012

"I'm keeping that beer cold till me meet old friend. Lots of love always n deeply missed | keep my space on the porch ... §hatter§tar…"

This tribute was added by Sean Kivler on 12th July 2012

"Gentle thoughts of a gentle sleep..."

This tribute was added by Michelle Hudson on 4th April 2012

"I miss you dad,there is so much I wanted to talk to you about,and to share with you.I will always love you dad and thank you for all the love you gave to me..Michelle"

This tribute was added by Sean Kivler on 3rd April 2012

"I didn't know you well at all John.  I knew you were my Godfather.  I knew too your home allways brought me a sense of comfort and invitation.  What I didn't know is how much you accomplished and the footprint you've left behind you... They say a man's character can be measured by his accomplishments in his adventure and journey through life.  Your legacy is of respect and love! God Bless!"

This tribute was added by marshall wood on 3rd April 2012

"Dad i can say now that im a dad, that you had it very very tough.only a few good men could of done half of what you did for all of us. miss you and love you.    marshall"

This tribute was added by Regina Wood on 3rd April 2012

"I prayerfully think of you daily and forever love you."


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