Brenda L. (Carpenter) Woods, 78, of Swanzey, died peacefully on July 5, 2022. She passed peacefully with her husband and family and close friends by her side after a period of declining health.
Brenda was born the daughter of the late Helen (Gormley) and Frances Carpenter on September 3, 1943, in Keene. She was educated in Massachusetts and graduated from Brockton High School class of 1961. Brenda went on in her studies and attended business school.
On July 13, 1987, she exchanged vows with Milton E. Woods in a simple service in Swanzey with close family and friends in attendance. They have been married for thirty-five years.
She was employed at C.R. Bard in Fitzwilliam as an assembler and quality control specialist for 26 years before her retirement in 1991. Prior she had been employed by the Ray Plastics Co. in Winchendon as an assembler for five years.
Brenda had many interests in life. Time was spent crocheting, and working on needlecraft projects and puzzles. She enjoyed working in her garden and flowerbeds. Brenda’s love for life came from her husband, and children, grandchildren and in time great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Woods is survived by her husband, Milton E. Woods of Swanzey. Her three children and their spouses; Michael L. Cushman Sr. and his wife, Deb of Swanzey. Sherry L. Wright and her husband, Ken of Fitzwilliam and Ernest A. Cushman III and his wife, Lisa of S.C.
A sister, Wendy Finley of Florida. Five grandchildren; Michael L. Cushman Jr. Korena A. Lingle, Kenneth A Wright II, Kyle A. Wright and Adam Cushman. A niece, Amanda Finley-Cantrelle. In addition, she is survived by; nine great-grandchildren, cousins, extended family and friends.
The service is on Sunday, July 10, 2022, at 2 to 4pm. in the funeral home. (Cheshire family funeral home at 46 S. Winchester St. W., Swanzey, NH )The burial will take place later and privately in the family lot at Mountain View Cemetery, Swanzey. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Brenda L. Woods to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1120, Framingham, MA. 01701. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 46 S. Winchester St. Swanzey, NH, 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com