Thomas F. Woodring, 95, died at his daughter's home in East Falmouth on Sunday, April 17. He was 95.
Born in the Bronx, New York, Mr. Woodring's childhood summers were spent in his family home in Smallwood, New York. He enlisted in the United States Army when he was 18. During that time, he was a trumpet player in the Army Band. He was also a sharpshooter and was given a good conduct medal as well as a WWII Victory Medal.
After he was honorably discharged in 1946, he went on to study at Fordham University, where he met Margaret Conway, to whom he was married for 56 years. Ms. Woodring died in 2008 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
After graduating from Fordham University, he began his career as an insurance underwriter for Continental Insurance, where he worked for 38 years.
After a few years in the Bronx they eventually settled in Manchester, New Hampshire. He retired in 2002 and moved with his wife to Cape Cod so that he could be close to his daughter.
While on Cape Cod he enjoyed fishing as well as attending his grandchildren’s various sporting events and his granddaughter’s musical performances.
He leaves his daughter Joanne C Peterson, and her husband, Mark E. Peterson; and his grandchildren Brian and Maggie Peterson.
A visitation will be held at Chapman Funerals and Cremations 475 Main Street, Falmouth, on Thursday April 21, from 4 to 7 PM.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church in East Falmouth on Friday, April 22, at 10 AM.
Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Falmouth.