James Patterson Wood died October 14, 2010, after a period of failing health. He grew up in Manchester, graduating from Central High School in 1980. He then studied computer science and business at Syracuse University, graduating in 1984. He was last employed by Kennebunk Savings Bank. He had many friends and a Welsh Corgi, Thomas. Family includes his children Conor and Hannah Wood of Portsmouth; his mother Lorraine Patterson Wood and sister Betsy Brooks of Plattsburgh, NY; sister Lynn Hayden of Manchester; his former wife Sarah Wood; five nephews and one niece. He also leaves his partner, Jill Grobe. A Memorial Service will be held in the spring. All wishing to be included in this gathering should contact a family member. Arrangements are by the Bryant Funeral Home, Berlin.