At his home, July 23, 2003, Gary B. Wood, 58, of 137 Franklin Rd., Hamden, husband of Frances Thompson. He was born in Torrington, CT, Oct. 7, 1944 a son of Frances Bate Wood of West Cornwall, CT and the late Warren Wood. He had worked in the Forestry Department for the State of Connecticut. He enjoyed the outdoors. Besides his wife he is survived by a son, John W. Wood of New York City, a sister, Judi Wood MacNeil of Cornwall Bridge, CT and a brother and sister-in-law, Warren ''Chip'' and Lynn Wood of Cornwall, CT, a niece, Caitlin MacNeil and a nephew, Justin MacNeil both of Cornwall Bridge. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, that people commit a random act of kindness to a stranger in Gary's memory. Arrangements under the direction of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden.

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  1. dear family, friends and neighbors…thank you for choosing to offer your expressions of sympathy in this guestbook, and thank you as well, to our dear friends who chose to remember gary in more traditional ways…each expression of your condolences has been deeply supportive for me and very much appreciated…life is a great treasure, which one so often takes for granted…but as it nears a conclusion, one becomes more acutely aware of what a wonderful gift it truly is and of how fortunate we are to encounter and love the fellow travelers on our journey…i love you…franne

  2. Dear Fran, Aaron and I extend our deepest sympathy to you. May God help you through these difficult hours and days ahead. Aaron and I will miss Gary. We will miss seeing Gary on the front porch. It was nice going home and being greeted by Gary with a warm Hello and getting to chat for a bit. A quiet, gentle and kind human being has been taken from this universe. We will all feel the loss. Our thoughts and prayers go with you. Sincerely, Lisa and Aaron

  3. Dear Fran, Aaron and I extend our deepest sympathy to you. May God help you through these difficult hours and days ahead. Aaron and I will miss Gary. We will miss seeing Gary on the front porch. It was nice going home and being greeted by Gary with a warm Hello and getting to chat for a bit. A quiet, gentle and kind human being has been taken from this universe. We will all feel the loss. Our thoughts and prayers go with you. Sincerely, Lisa and Aaron

  4. Dear Fran, Please know that we are thinking of and praying for you during this difficult time. Your memories will give you comfort. Take care of yourself. Love, Susan & George

  5. Dear Fran, We were so sorry to hear of Gary\’s passing,we will be thinking of you and praying for you in the days ahead In sympathy, John and Olive

  6. Dear Fran, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Remember Franne if there is anything at all you need, don\’t hesitate to call. You have our deepest sympathy Jack and Regina

  7. DEAR FRANCES, WE ARE SO DEEPLY SORRY TO HAVE READ ABOUT THE DEATH OF YOUR HUSBAND. OUR DEEPEST THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS MOST SORROWFUL TIME. WE WERE SO IMPRESSED THE WAY YOU EXPRESSED .IN LIEU OF FLOWERS. TO COMMIT A RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS TO A STRANGER IN GARY\’S MEMORY. THAT WAS SO TOUCHING. WE WILL DO THAT FOR HIS MEMORY BUT WE WILL ALSO THINK OF YOU AND SAY A LITTLE PRAYER. WE ARE STILL IN AWE OF THE WONDERFUL GIFT AND UPLIFTING WORDS YOU GAVE TO DONALD FOR HIS GRADUATION. GARY WAS VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE YOU AS HIS PARTNER IN LIFE. IF YOU EVER NEED US FOR ANYTHING, PLEASE DON\’T EVER HESITATE TO CALL US AT 281-4314. WE WOULD ALWAYS BE VERY SUPPORTIVE. GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS.

  8. Fran, I extend to you my deepest sympathy at the loss of Gary. He was a wonderful and kind man and he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Trish

  9. Francie, I just recently heard that Gary was sick and how you took such wonderful care of him. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Love, Carole

  10. Gary will be deeply missed. He was always quick with a hello and some funny little comment. How often we chatted on our porches in the evenings during the summer. We know he is at peace now and Walter is showing him around heaven. Fran, our prayers are with you along with our love. You are a wonderful, loving person and a great neighbor. We are here for you whatever you need whenever you may need it. Love from Dee and Kevin Dinan

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