Family man and avid Patriots fan

Published in the September 28, 2017 edition

NORTH READING — John L. “Jackie” Woods, Jr., 75, of North Reading and formerly of Charlestown, died Sunday, September 24, 2017, after a lengthy illness. He was the loving husband of the late Laura (Golden) Woods.

Born in Charlestown on July 24, 1942, he was the son of the late John L., Sr. and Ruth (Joyce) Woods. He was a resident of North Reading for the past 63 years.

Jackie loved his family dearly. He was a dedicated father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He enjoyed spending many afternoons with his brothers and nephew Michael watching the Patriots.

Family members include his loving children, Erika Cunningham and her husband Scott of North Andover and John L. Woods, III of Newton; brothers, Bill and Daniel Woods, the late Paul, Michael and Tom Woods; sisters, Marsha Pierce, Kathleen Roberts and the late Ruthanne Lucci; eight grandchildren, John, Ryan, Mariah, Rhiannon and Savannah Woods; Skylah, Sierra and Sage Cunningham; and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be held in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading on Thursday, September 28 at 10 a.m. There will be no calling hours.  Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.  Arrangements are by Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street.