Funeral services were held Dec. 28 at the Cabot Funeral Home for Lawrence H. Woodward, 87, who died Dec. 24, at the Homestead in Woodstock. Burial will be in the Mt Pleasant Cemetery in Bridgewater.
He was born in Woodstock on Sept. 1, 1926, the son of John and Cyrena (Hoisington) Woodward.
Lawrence went to work at the Bridgewater Woolen Mill at a young age and then had a 27-year career working for Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. In his later years he also worked for the Quechee Gorge area, the Radisson Hotel, and Bentley’s restaurant.
Lawrence was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. He enjoyed bowling, horseshoes, and trips to the horse races and Foxwoods. He also spent many years enjoying family and friends company at the annual Memorial Day cookout.
Lawrence never married but was very close to his siblings, nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He had a great relationship with his great nephew Justin Woodward.
He was predeceased by five brothers, Floyd, Wallace, “Samie,” George and Alfred Woodward and five sisters Pauline, Marion, Ethel, Grace and Mabel.
Donations may be made to Thompson Senior Center, 99 Senior Lane, Woodstock, 05091 or the Homestead, 73 River Street, Woodstock, 05091.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. Condolences may be offered by visiting cabotfh.com.
This obituary first appeared in the January 3, 2013 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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