Kevin J. Woodward, age 34, of Hamden, passed away peacefully in his sleep on the morning of Sunday, February 12, 2017 following a brief illness. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Millicent 'Millie' Bentley, Harry & Margaret 'Marge' Woodward and Richard 'Dick' & Lois Bentley. Kevin was the godson and nephew to the late Wayne Woodward. He was born December 29, 1982 in New Haven, the beloved son of William 'Woody' Woodward and Linda (Bentley) Woodward. He also leaves behind his brother Travis Woodward & his wife Ivana; stepfather John Coassin, Jr; aunts & uncles Richard & Gale Bentley and Lenny & MaryEllen Herpok; nieces Laura & Maya Woodward; the family bird Kramer; cousins Heather Bentley, LisaAnn & Thomas Schmidt, Michael & Erin Herpok as well as others. Kevin enjoyed music, playing his guitar and video games, and although he kept to himself, he was truly a joy to be around. Friends may visit with his family on Friday, February 17th from 9:00 to 10:00 AM with his Funeral Service to begin at 10:00 AM in BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden. Burial will follow in Centerville Cemetery. Should friends desire contributions in his memory may be made to ASRC, Autism Services and Resources Connecticut, 101 No. Plains Rd, Harvest Park, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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  1. Kevin’s smile and heart was so big he could light up any room. He was sweet and very special to our family. We will miss him very much , but will never forget him. Just play your guitar loud as you can! Make some Music! We Love You.

  2. Mar and Len: I am so very sorry to hear about Kevin. May he rest in peace. Many prayers and much love.

    Patti Michelson

  3. To LInda and John,

    Lisa and I are saddened by the news of Kevin’s passing. God bless you and your families.

    Ken and Lisa Lipshez

    Unionville, CT

  4. Linda, John and family-

    My condolences on your loss. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

  5. Linda, Woody and Travis

    So sorry for your loss we will always remember when the kids were young and we were neighbors. Our prayers to all of you.

  6. Linda, Woody and Travis-

    My thoughts are with you all during this terribly sad time. Find strength in remembering the good times.

  7. Woody, so sorry to hear about Kevin.

    You were a wonderful father to him. There is nothing you have ever done that has impressed me more.

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