10/3/2014 – Barbara J. Wood, Cape Vincent

The funeral mass for Mrs. Barbara J. Wood, age 88, who died Friday at the Samaritan Medical Center, will be held at 11am on Monday, Oct. 6, at St. Vincent De Paul’s Catholic Church in Rosiere with Father Donald Robinson, Pastor of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Watertown officiating. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 2-5pm on Sunday, Oct. 5, at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.

Barb was born June 26, 1926, in Cape Vincent, the daughter of W. Neil and Mabel C. McIntyre McWayne. She graduated from Cape Vincent schools.

On June 30, 1942, she married Henry (Hank) Wood at St. Vincent DePaul’s Church in Rosiere with Father W. J. Kelly officiating.

Barb and her husband purchased the Irwin Farm on Sand Bay Road in 1945 and a partnership was formed with their sons. In 1984, the farm was sold to their three sons. Then, a few years ago, the farm was sold to two of her grandsons.

She worked at the Cape Vincent and Clayton Post Offices, from 1968 until 1982. She also was a Tax Collector for the T.I. School District for many years and an Assistant Assessor for the Town of Cape Vincent from 1983 until 1996.

Barb was a past President of Altar Rosary Society at St. Vincent DePaul’s Church.

She enjoyed playing cards, crocheting and especially traveling the world, including Sweden and Hawaii.

Surviving are three sons and their wives, Gary (Ellen), Joseph (Deb) and Alan (Traci), all of Clayton; Six daughters and their husbands, Bonnie (Paul) Docteur, Donna (Robert) Wiley all of Cape Vincent, Karen (Donald) Bourcy of Clayton, Faye (John) Carr of Houston TX, Vicke (John) Weller of Clayton, and Shari (Robin) McAllister of Maryland; 28 grandchildren; 52 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; niece and nephews.

One great grandson, Henry, and two sisters, Inez Walker and Mildred Booth, died before her.

Donations can be made in her name to the Cape Vincent Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Service.


  1. Donna Hand Wiley Posted

    I am sorry for your loss. Barbara was a beautiful kind person. My prayers to your family at this sad time.

  2. Martin and Debby White Posted

    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Barb. In Aubrey’s Inn there is a picture of the old Aubrey’s grocery store before it burnt down hanging on the wall, and in this picture is a women walking in front of the store, and I bet you can guess who that women is, YUP, it’s your Mom!!! Many people ask me if I know who the women is in this picture and I say, that’s Barb Wood, but I have to tell you, she must be pretty well known, because you wouldn’t believe ALL the people that say “I know Barb”. If you haven’t seen it you should stop in and check it out, it’s pretty cool. Great picture! Sending prayers to each and everyone of you that held such a special place in your Mom’s, Grandma’s, Great Grandma’s, and Great, Great Grandma’s, heart!!

  3. Don and Kathy Perkins Posted

    We are so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful legacy she leaves behind. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Laurel Garrett Harris Posted

    Sending prayers to your family.

  5. Dorie Bater Posted

    So very sorry to hear of Barb’s passing.. My sincere condolences to all the family…

  6. Bill and Sue Brogan Posted

    So sorry to read on Newzjunky about your mom’s passing. Barb and Hank were such a big part of our parent’s lives, so many terrific memories. Sincere condolences to all of you and your families.

  7. melody lane Posted

    Sorry for your loss i was her housekeeper at the ssv terrace i loved to here her talk about all her grandchildren and the farm she and the familly had,i loved talking to her and i will miss her very much.

  8. robin poirier Posted

    Im sorry to hear about Barb. I saw her every day at the county home. She was a wonderful person, and I enjoyed talking to her. She never said a bad remark about anyone. She will be missed by all she was aquainted with. My heart goes out to the all of her loved ones.

  9. Gail Cmaylo Radley Posted

    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I have so many memories of Barb and Hank spending time with my parents! Barb was a wonderful person who loved her family and friends. I will always remember her laugh! I’m sure there is a big card game going on in heaven right now! Our sympathies to the entire Wood family. Gail & Harry

  10. Laura Merle Posted

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mother and Grandmother. I had the pleasure of assisting her with ADL’S @ the Jefferson county home . I spoke with barbara everyday and she enjoyed all of her family and life . I heard many stories about her husband /your father / and yes chuckie the doll . Barbara thought of all of you the same and she was a great and funny person and made my day every am when seeing her . I know i really have missed her and sorry i couldn’t visit her as much as i would of love to. A great Lady Barbara Wood.!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Laura Merle Posted

    I am sorry i forgot to say rest in peace Barb . You will always be missed

  12. We are sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. She left some beautiful people behind as she paves the way for them to follow. May you find peace in knowing that. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Randy Lennox Posted

    To all the Woods kids who lived up the road from us in the 50s/60’s. Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She and your Dad always treated me well. I fondly recall playing in the hay loft. Hope everything is well with all of you. Randy

  14. Thomas & Venarae Lennox Posted

    It is a blessing to have a mother and grandmother that loved the Lord and lived by those principles. May memories and lessons she taught bring comfort now and in in future days when you think of her.

  15. Maria Cmaylo Hartwell Posted

    Very sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. She and your father were great friends of my parents and I can still hear them laughing when they got together. We all learned how to play cards by watching all of them! May the happy memories be a comfort to you during this difficult time.

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