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Richard H. Wood

July 16, 1943 — February 26, 2020

Richard H. Wood, 76, of Gorham, passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin after a period of failing health. He was born in Boston, MA on July 16, 1943 the son of the late Howard Dillingham and Elizabeth Frances (Wright) Wood. He was raised in Newton, MA and graduated Newton North High School in 1962, then from Newton Junior College, and later from Boston University with a degree in Public Communication, with a major in journalism and a minor in broadcasting. He received training as a piano technician for two years at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, MA. He was self-employed from 1979-2009 as a piano technician.



Richard was a member and Past Master of Gorham-Sabatis Lodge #73 F&AM of Gorham, as well as Franklin Lodge in Grafton, MA. He was moderator of the Berlin Congregational-Methodist Church and also served as the pianist. He was also King Lion of the Rumford-Mexico Lions Club in 1992.



Members of the family include his wife Diane (Clermont) Wood of Gorham; children Merri-Beth Greenberg of Vancouver, Washington and Christy-Ann Higley of Vancouver, Washington; step children Melissa Ann Joudrey of Mexico, Maine and David K. Hassett of Fayetteville, NC; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; an aunt; several cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents and a step-son Stephen M. Hassett.



Friends and relatives are invited to call on Saturday March 7, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Bryant Funeral Home, 1 Promenade Street, Corner of Route 16 (Glen Road) Gorham, NH. A Masonic Service will be held at 3:00 PM in the funeral home. Interment will be in the Farrington Morton Cemetery, Mexico, Maine in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations to Rich’s charities may be sent to Frances Ingersoll, 591 Third Avenue, Berlin, NH 03570. Messages of condolence may be shared online at www.bryantfuneralhome.net

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Visitation

Saturday, March 7, 2020

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Bryant Funeral Homes & Crematory - Gorham

1 Promenade Street, Gorham, NH 03581

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Masonic Service

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Bryant Funeral Homes & Crematory - Gorham

1 Promenade Street, Gorham, NH 03581

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Burial

Farrington-Morton Cemetery

River Road, Mexico, ME 04257

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