Anne R. (Riffanacht) Wood

Born: Sun., Sep. 17, 1939
Died: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 25, 2018
Location: Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Fri., Oct. 26, 2018
Location: St. Patricks C hurch

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Whitinsville- Anne R. (Riffanacht) Wood, 79, passed away on Sun. Oct. 21, 2018 at Umass Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 43 years, Robert P. Wood in 2011.

        She is survived by 4 children, Joseph R. Wood and his wife Jamie Smida of Brooklyn, NY, Marie A. Wood of Worcester, Karen T. Cadieux and her husband Michael of Auburn, NH, and Jacqueline M. Bessette of Woonsocket, RI; 7 adored grandchildren; and a cherished great-granddaughter. Born in Binghamton, NY on Sept. 17, 1939, Anne was the daughter of Jospeh and Mildred (Shaudt) Riffanacht and grew up in Vestal, NY where she lived until her mid twenties.

        Anne was a proud graduate of Endicott College, earning her degree in elementary education, working as a third grade teacher for 30 years. She worked at St. Mary’s School in Cortland, NY, where her children attended school, and after moving to Northbridge in 1984, she began working for Our Lady of The Valley School in Uxbridge. Anne was an avid Yankee fan, who above all enjoyed spending time with her family. She was an amazing mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who will be sorely missed by her family.

        Her funeral Mass will be held on Fri. Oct. 26 in St. Patrick’s Church, 1 Cross St., Whitinsville at 11am. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Calling hours at Jackman Funeral Home, 12 Spring St., Whitinsville will be held on Thurs. Oct. 25 from 5-7 pm. To leave a condolence message for her family please visit:

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Sue and Patrick Wallace
   Posted Tue October 23, 2018
We are sorry for the family loss! Your precious memories will be forever a helpful tool to help you through this time! Sending prayers and hugs!

Julie Harris
   Posted Wed October 24, 2018
My deepest condolences to the Wood family. Anne was a wonderful person and I will miss seeing her.

Kate Dansereau
   Posted Fri October 26, 2018
Jackie, Kayla, Stephanie, Michelle and Calvin,
We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mom/gramma. You are all in our thoughts and prayers through this very difficult time. Please let us know anything you need. Love you so much Click❤️
Love, Kate & Hunter

Dwain Robbins
   Posted Sat October 27, 2018
We're so sorry for the loss of your mother, Anne. Her life made a difference.

May she rest in the arms of the Lord.

Sandy and Dwain Robbins

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