Clifford Curtis Woods, Jr. a devoted husband, father, and grandfather passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, at his home in Bristol surrounded by his family. He was 96 years old and often remarked …
Clifford Curtis Woods, Jr. a devoted husband, father, and grandfather passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, at his home in Bristol surrounded by his family. He was 96 years old and often remarked that he had truly enjoyed his full life. He is survived by his wife of 22 years: Patricia Anne (Bruno) Woods.
Clifford was the son of Clifford C. Woods and Martha Peebles Woods, and was born and raised in Ashland, Ky. He served in the Navy on a ship in the Pacific Ocean, and later studied engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on the GI Bill, graduating in 1946. Clifford worked at Citibank in New York City for over 35 years, while raising his family in Greenwich, Conn., with his former wife, Mary Lou (McMullen) Woods, now deceased.
In 2005 Clifford moved with his wife, Patricia, to Bristol, Rhode Island. He was a longtime member of First Congregational Church in Bristol, where he served on the Finance Committee. Interested in environmental causes, Clifford was also a member of the Town of Bristol’s 2008 Open Space Committee.
Clifford loved to golf, listen to classical music and the blues, and attend symphony performances in Connecticut and Rhode Island. He was President of the MIT Class of 1946 and enjoyed organizing reunions. An avid reader of The New York Times, he kept abreast of current affairs and was a wonderful conversationalist. Well liked wherever he went, he will be missed by family and friends.
Clifford is survived by his wife: Patricia Anne Woods, his brother, Tom Woods; his four children and their families: Barbara Woods, Steven Marcus, Marlena Marcus and Rebecca Marcus; Sarah Woods; Richard Woods, Sandra Woods, Taylor Woods and Ryan Woods; Clifford Woods III, Sue Woods, Connor Woods and Kevin Woods. He is also survived by four stepchildren and their families: Victoria van de Kamp, Diana Allen van de Kamp, John Allen, Celeste Allen and Athena Allen, Alexandra van de Kamp, William Glenn, Paul van de Kamp, Lauren van de Kamp, Teddy van de Kamp and Lindsay van de Kamp.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to:
East Bay Food Pantry
Rhode Island Community Food Bank
Visiting Nurse Home and Hospice
A memorial service in honor of Clifford is planned for May 15, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, Bristol, RI.
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