Kenneth M. Wood, Jr., 86, of Fairhaven passed away Sunday, December 2, 2012, at Our Lady’s Haven, in Fairhaven, after a long illness. He was the husband of the late Alice S. (Dexter) Wood.
Born and raised in Mattapoisett, son of the late Kenneth M. and Elizabeth (Rowland) Wood, he settled in Fairhaven in 1948. Mr. Wood served in the Marine Corp. during WWII and was discharged as a Sergeant. Ken was a heavy equipment operator for 22 years at Tilcon ,in Acushnet, until his retirement in 1992. Prior to that he was a Police Officer in Fairhaven for many years.
Mr. Wood was a former Fairhaven Selectman for 12 years, a Life member of the VFW Post 2892 in Fairhaven, a member of the American Legion Post 166, in Fairhaven, the Mason’s and the Lions Club.
He is survived by a son, Bryan D. Wood and his wife Sharon of Fairhaven; a daughter, Jill S. Rocci and her husband Michael of Bourne; two brothers, Donald Wood of Mattapoisett and Richard Wood of Kansas; three grandchildren, Rebecca Dias and her husband Joe, Aysia and Iyan Wood all of Fairhaven; three great grandchildren, Devin, Kobey and Luke Dias all of Fairhaven; a foster child, Raymond Medeiros and the late Robert Medeiros; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Wednesday from 3-7 PM in the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven. His funeral service will be held Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the funeral home followed by interment in River-Side Cemetery, Fairhaven.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN, 38148-0142.