Jun 182015

Marianne Wood

Marianne Wood

AYER — Marianne F. Farrall Wood, 86, formerly of 148 Washington Street, died Saturday, June 13, 2015, at the Apple Valley Center in Ayer where she had lived for three years.

Wood was born in Arlington, Massachusetts on April 6, 1929, a daughter of Byron H. and Beatrice H. Woods Farrall.

She grew up in Groton on a family farm with cherished horses Black Beauty, Starlight, and White Wing. She was a graduate of Groton High School, and continued her education at the New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing, Boston, graduating in 1950. Following her graduation from nursing school, she worked several years as a registered nurse at the Ayer Community Hospital.

She resided in Ayer for nearly sixty years. Her husband of 45 years, Harry L. Wood, died in April 1996.

She loved animals and enjoyed a second family of German shepherds that won ribbons and trophies for obedience and show. She was secretary of the Tracking Club of Massachusetts. She also loved horses, canaries, and aquarium fish. She was a creative and talented knitter and crocheter, artist (oils and sketches), and rug hooker. She sewed many of her children’s clothes. She loved orchids and African violets. She was a member of the Federated Church in Ayer.

She is survived by three daughters: Marilyn W. Daudelin and her husband, Dennis, of Lakewood Ranch, Florida; Patricia W. Hall of Ayer; and Kimberly Wood of Hartland, Vermont; and a grandson, Michael Hall, of Shirley.

She was predeceased by her son-in-law, Howard Hall of Ayer and her brothers, George Farrall of Schenectady, New York and Huntley Farrall of Ayer.

Wood’s family will receive family and friends on Friday, June 19th at 10 a.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, 25 Fitchburg Road (Route 2A), Ayer. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Interment will be held in Groton Cemetery in Groton, Massachusetts.