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Mabel E. (Reid) Wood
August 16, 2019


Mabel Etta (Reid) Wood, 93, of Main Road, Tiverton, RI died peacefully surrounded by her family Friday, August 16, 2019. She was the wife of the late Thomas Alton Wood.

Born August 5, 1926, daughter of the late Herbert B. Reid and Mary C. (Broderick) Reid of Wingold Street in Fall River. A graduate of Durfee High School, class of 1944, she worked for United Merchants in the accounting department before leaving to start her family. She married, Thomas Alton Wood of Tiverton, RI, in 1947 after he returned home from World War II. Her commitment to her church, St. Christopher's Parish in Tiverton, and the causes she believed in, were a constant throughout her entire life. She will be remembered for her deep curiosity about current events and what was happening both in her community and around the world.

Mrs. Wood is survived by two sisters, Elinor Costa of Dighton, MA and Mildred Boyd of Fall River, MA. She was the sister of the late Dorothy Watson, Mary Williams, Robert Reid, Herbert Reid, Walter Reid, and James Reid.

She is survived by 7 sons: Thomas A. Wood, Jr. of Attleboro, Donald A. Wood of Tiverton, Dana R. Wood of Little Compton, David R. Wood of Little Compton, Michael T. Wood of Boston, Robert B. Wood of Tiverton, RI and Peter B. Wood of Tiverton; 2 daughters: Kathleen M. Hathaway of Tiverton and Barbara I. Hastie of Fall River; 19 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial to which relatives and friends are invited will be Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at St. Christopher's Parish, Tiverton at 11:00 A.M.

Visitation will be Tuesday at the Potter Funeral Home from 9-10:30 A.M., prior to the Mass.

Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Tiverton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Izzy Foundation at

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Westport, MA 02790