Jane M. Wood

Jane Mathews Wood, 99, of Woodstock, VT, passed away on September 2, 2022 after injuries from a fall.

She was born on Staten Island, N.Y. June 22, 1923, the second daughter of Richard W. and Angela (Brown) Matthews. Jane was a graduate of Curtis High School, the Ann Reno School for Early Childhood Education, and the Teachers College at Columbia University (earning a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in childhood education).

On March 23, 1946, she married Robert W. Wood on his return from military service in the Philippines. Mr. Wood joined International Paper Company in 1948 and the family moved first to Middlebury and then to Woodstock, VT, where they built their home on Church Hill Road. When her sons were young Jane participated in the Elementary School PTA and volunteered at the school library. She enjoyed paddle tennis, playing golf, and daily walks. In 2010 Jane moved to the Homestead Assisted Living facility and was always very appreciative of the Homestead staff. Her family thanks the Mount Ascutney Hospital doctors, nurses, and staff for their assistance and care.

Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, and by her sister, Geraldine Engelhardt. She is survived by her sons, Wayne Wood of Arvada, CO, and Gary Wood and wife Judith, of Canaan, NH; and by her two grandsons, Paul Wood of Eagle Point, OR, and Marc Wood of Middletown CT.

A private family burial will be held at the family lot in Riverside Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. An online guest book can be found at cabotfh.com