Barbara A. (Gauthier) 0 Woods

June 3, 1936 - July 1, 2016
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Barbara Ann (Gauthier) Woods, 80, of Indian Orchard passed away Friday, July 1, 2016. Born in Ludlow on June 3, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Estelle (Anilowski) Gauthier. Barbara was a graduate of Commerce High School of Business. She worked for a number of years at the Wall Street Journal before her last job as seamstress at Auto-Craft Corp of Ludlow. She was a communicant of the former St. Matthews Church in Indian Orchard.

Barbara is survived by a son Edward B. Woods of Indian Orchard, a daughter Kathleen Dancy of Agawam and her sister Johanna Gauthier of Indian Orchard. She also leaves a grandson Christopher of Springfield ; her granddaughters Collette of Denver, CO, Brittany of Springfield and Emily of Ludlow along with ten great-grandchildren. Sadly, she was predeceased by her son William Woods Jr. in October, 2015

Barbara had many hobbies and enjoyed reading and knitting when her eyes were well. She showed kindness to all she knew. She was an avid tennis fan and loved to watch figure skating and the Olympics. She was a Blue Ribbon winner for her hand-hooked rugs. She was excellent at embroidery and immaculate in the detail of her work. She loved the holidays and family get togethers. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. We will miss her sweet smile, but she will remain forever in our hearts.

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St. Aloysius Cemetery
1273 Berkshire Avenue
Indian Orchard, MA 1151


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Born: June 3, 1936
Died: July 1, 2016

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Joanne (LaDuke) Emery posted on 1/1/15

I remember Joe coming into the restaurants where I worked in town. He always was joking and smiling. The kids around town always called him Abe Lincoln. It was a privilege to have met him. He's up there with Floyd having coffee. And Love Joanne


Marsha Graham posted on 1/1/15

I am so sad to read about Joe's death. I had no idea as we live in Trenton. I have such fond memories of him. I'm still in shock. He will forever be in our families prayers.


David & Barbara Angel posted on 1/1/15

Was sadden to hear of his passing as we have shared many friends and gatherings in our younger years. He was always fun to be around. Since moving to Fl. we have lost touch and never thought that it would end abruptly and we feel cheated not seeing him again. Having the hope of the resurrection is what we are looking forward to so we can catch up where we left off. He will always be in our thoughts.