Harry Ernest Wood, 89, of West Suffield, beloved husband of Patti (Porter) Wood passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Woonsocket, RI on August 6, 1929 son of the late Harry and Sylvia (Burlingame) Wood and lived in West Suffield most all his life.
Harry was the Sewer Inspector for the Town of Suffield, Department of Water Pollution Control Authority for many years. He was well known in the local racing community, building and maintaining Whip City Race Track in Westfield, MA and the Pinnacle Race Track in Chicopee, MA in the early 1990’s, and thoroughly enjoyed grooming the tracks and observing close friends and family compete. When not racing, he was home spending time in his beloved greenhouse and gardens, planting and grooming flowers and vegetables. Nature and the outdoors were his sanctuary, where he loved bird watching and observing the various wildlife that would cross his path.
Harry is survived by his beloved wife, Patti Wood of Suffield; and her children, Jeremy, Kristy, and Amy; many grandchildren; two brothers Richard Wood and his wife Linda of Suffield, and Donald Wood of NYC; nephew Rich Wood and his wife Shari; and their daughters Katelyn and Sadie of Suffield, niece Janet Heim, and her husband Bobby, and their daughter Emma of Suffield, and niece Beth Ortiz and her husband Joe of Groveland, FL. Harry was predeceased by his first wife Janet Wood.
An Afternoon of Remembrance will be held on April 20, 2019 from 12:30-4:00pm in Southwick Congregational Church New Fellowship Hall, 488 College Highway, Southwick, MA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Suffield Volunteer Ambulance Association: PO Box 642, Suffield, CT 06078; OR Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc., 103 Vision Way Bloomfield, CT 06002.
Heritage Funeral Home 1240 Mountain Road, West Suffield, has been entrusted with the arrangements, for online condolences please visit: www.SuffieldFuneralHome.com