Bernadette L. Wood

Published Jan 3, 2017 at 4:00pm

Bernadette L. Wood, 93, went to be with the Lord, Friday,
December 30, 2016 at Oneida Healthcare Center with her loving daughter by her side. She was born August 28, 1923 in Danville, Vermont the daughter of Ellsworth R. and Harriet E. Powers Lord. She attended schools in Sutton and Newport, Vermont as well as Massena and Lowville, New York. She graduated High School in Lowville in 1942 and from MVCC in 1986.

During WWII she resided and worked in various States following her Army service husband, Harold Flanagan culminating on their return to Lowville. In 1970 she married Samuel Vella and they moved to Lee Center. Bernadette was employed at the Betsy Ross Nursing Home and went on to provide private care services locally. Samuel predeceased her in 1988. On July 19, 2003 she married Kenneth Wood at the Lee Center United Methodist Church. They shared nine endearing years before he passed away on October 13, 2012. Bernadette was a member of Williamstown Church Of Christ.

She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie L. Rose; two sons, Wayne B. Flanagan and Jodi L. Vella; a granddaughter, Natasha Vella; daughter-in-law, Joan Palmer; sister-in-law, Helen Lord; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends including Ruby Croniser. She was predeceased by a brother, Raymond E. Lord. 

Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at Prince-Boyd & Hyatt Home for Funerals, Inc., 210 W. Court St., Rome. Spring interment will be in Point Rock Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Home for Funerals Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Williamstown Church Of Christ, P.O. Box 211, Williamstown, NY 13493 or a charity of one’s choice.

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