Barbara Ruth Wood

CANAAN — Barbara Ruth (Wright) Wood, 88, of 1 Greene Avenue, died suddenly June 27, 2024 at the Sharon Hospital. She was the wife of Clarke B. Wood Jr. Barbara was born Feb. 13, 1936 in Great Barrington, daughter of the late Hervey and Miriam (Bushey) Wright.

Barbara worked in the cafeteria of the North Canaan Elementary School for 25 years. Barbara’s main focus in her life was her family, especially her grandsons.

In addition to her husband, Barbara is survived by her two sons; Todd Wood and his wife Libby and their son Brayton all of Canaan, and Larry Wood and his wife Kathy and their two sons Jacob and Gavin all of Canton. Barbara is also survived by her brother Hervey Wright, Jr. of Goshen. She was predeceased by eleven brothers and sisters, Gertrude Wright, Esther Rivard, Frank Wright, Frederick Wright, Katherine Minervino, Robert Wright, Marilyn Ball, Stanley Wright, Shirlee Minervino, Joan Jacobson and Joseph Wright.

Graveside services were held on Saturday June 29, 2024 at Hillside Cemetery in East Canaan. Memorial donations may be sent to either the Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps, PO Box 178 15 Main St. Canaan, CT 06018 or to the Canaan Fire Department 4 East Main St. PO Box 642 Canaan, CT 06018. Arrangements were under the care of the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home 118 Main St. Canaan, CT 06018.

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