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Obituary for Loraine June Wood

Loraine June Wood 88, of Freeville passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021 at the Guthrie Cortland Medical Center after a short illness.

She was born December 17, 1932 in the Town of Caroline, a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Crispell Pierce.

A resident of Locke and Freeville for all of her life, she was the widow of the late Donald Lewis Wood, Sr. who died June 1, 1989. A loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she was a homemaker, a role she enjoyed and was an accomplished seamstress, taking in outside work to help raise her family. In her spare time she enjoyed to not only sew, but crochet, read and work with coloring books.

She is survived by her children, Patricia (Douglas) Kannus of Lansing, Donald Lewis Wood, Jr. of Auburn, Steven (Amy) Fay Wood and James (Jane) Lee Wood, all of Freeville; her siblings, Dennis Ryan, Jr. of Groton, Gordon (Jane) Ryan of Ithaca, Beverly Baker of Skaneatles and Peggy Houghton of Trumansburg; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her husband, mother and father, she was pre-deceased by her step-father, Dennis Ryan, Sr., a daughter, Katherine Wood and a brother, Arthur Pierce.

Funeral services for family and friends will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2021, 11:00 the Groton Assembly of God Church. Spring interment will be in Groton Rural Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

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