Barbara A. (Gauthier) 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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Kathleen Dancy posted on 7/7/16

Mom, The moment you died, my heart was torn in two, one side was filled with heartache and the other died with you. Now I lie awake at night and walk down memory lane, with tears rolling down my face that sometimes come like rain. Missing you is a heartache that will never go away, but remembering you will be easy and I'll do it every day. I hold you tightly in my heart, and there you will remain. I Love You Mom, yesterday, today and always. Your Daughter Kathleen


Peter M Schoonover posted on 7/10/16

''To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. Barbara taught love to everyone in her family and her friends. She will always be in my heart and yours. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.