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Richard Wood
  • September 29, 1943
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  • September 24, 2022

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Richard William Wood, September 29, 1943-September 24, 2022

Richard William Wood passed away peacefully on September 24, 2022 surrounded by family at home. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Horace and Helen Wood, and moved to Miami, FL in 1956. He was proud to serve in the United States Army and completed two tours of duty in the Vietnam War. Richard relocated to the Orlando area in 2014. He was an avid Red Sox, New England Patriots and Celtics fan. Richard enjoyed traveling with his wife to many countries, visiting family, and going to different thoroughbred race tracks. His grandchildren enjoyed spending time with him, answering his question of the day, listening to his stories about his time in the Army, playing games, and going on vacations.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Joanne Wood of Orlando, his daughters Lisa Priola (Sal) of Longwood, Camille Gardiner (Andy) of Orlando, Julie Boyer (Matt) of Greensboro, NC, his son Charles Gampero, Jr. (Sabrina) of Bellmore, NY, his brother Allan Wood of Hayesville, NC, as well as 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is predeceased by his parents and his siblings, Beverly MacKay, Eleanor Black, and David Wood.

A funeral Mass will be held on October 22, 2022 at 11 am at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 4545 Anderson Road, Orlando followed by interment at Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida, PO Box 533462, Orlando, FL 32853-3462, dsfflorida.org

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