Robert “Bob” Woods, a longtime Wellesley resident. Devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away on January 17th, 2023.
Bob grew up in Snyder, NY., a suburb of Buffalo. He attended Denison University and was a proud member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. In his Junior year, he met his love of 67 years, Dolores “Dede” Duffy. Bob enlisted and served on Active and Reserve Duty in the Navy for six years during the Korean War. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and then began his professional career, spanning over thirty years with The First National Bank of Boston. His career included senior executive roles in both the US and Europe. Bob and Dede appreciated the opportunity to travel and experience different cultures throughout the world. Bob was an invaluable guide to all who were fortunate to know him. He was an avid gardener, but he took the most care in cultivating his human relationships.
Bob’s three daughters, Suzanne Sullivan, Kim Duckett and Lisa Guarino are grateful to have had him in their lives. His grandchildren, Caroline Trussell of Wellesley, Robert Sullivan of Gettysburg, PA., Allison Lewis of Greenwich, CT., Brennan Duckett of Washington, DC., Conor Duckett of Ashburn, VA., and Paige and Natalie Guarino of New York City will forever benefit from his exemplary character and wisdom.
There will be a family memorial service this summer. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Bob’s name to Wounded Warrior Project. Please send condolences to The Woods Family, 5 Kimball Road, Hopkinton, MA. 01748.
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