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John A. Woods

December 25, 1950 - January 27, 2023


Obituary For John A. Woods

Peabody – John (Jack) A. Woods 72, beloved husband of Maureen L. (Foley) Woods, died Friday, January 27, 2023 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Arthur and Mary Alice (O’Connor) Woods. He was raised in Danvers and was a graduate of Danvers High School, class of 1968. John continued his education, earning a bachelor's degree in accounting from Salem State College.

An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during the Vietnam Era as a member of the United States Navy.

John, along with his wife, owned and operated Central Business Services in Peabody for over 35 years. During these years, loyal clients became lifelong friends.

A longtime resident of Peabody, John was an active member of the BMW Club of Massachusetts where he served as treasurer of the club. His love for BMWs and all things cars, lead him to spend much of his time between the race track and the back roads of New England, always up for a road trip with his wife. He enjoyed summering with his family for over forty years at Lakeside Pines Campground in Bridgton, Maine, where he is known for his contagious smile. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his loving wife, with whom he shared over forty-nine years of marriage, he is survived by his daughter, Heather L. and her husband, Nicholas Woods of Methuen, two sons, Fr. Jay A. Woods, OFM of Boston and Mark R. Woods and his wife, Amanda of Peabody, three grandchildren, Landon, Hayden and Gavin Woods, a sister, Judith Cofrin and her husband, Wayne of Goffstown, NH, a brother, William Woods and his wife, Sharon of Venice, FL, nieces and nephews, Scott, Stephanie, Rachel, Stephen, Jaci and Christopher.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Assumption Church, 17 Grove St., Lynnfield, Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Massachusetts General Hospital, Development Office/Dr. Colin Weekes, MD Research, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600 Boston, MA 02114.

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  • 02/02/2023

    Condolences from our family to yours we go back a long way. We will keep Jack and his family in our prayers. The Duross Family,

  • 02/01/2023

    My Brother, there are so many great memories from childhood to Maine, to the Finger Lakes, to Venice Fl to Naples. I so wanted you to come back one more time to Fl. We are greatful that we had our visit 2 weeks ago, Sharon Rachel and Kealia and me. So hard to say good by. I love you and miss you brother. So hard to bear, I'm glad your at rest. Love to àll the family from all of us. You were our joy. Brother Bill

  • 01/31/2023

    Dear Maureen and family, my deepest heartfelt condolences. I'm truly heartbroken. The day I found out Jack was sick I left your table and went out back and cried. You both have such a special place in my heart and I'm so incredibly sad to hear of his passing. I will miss his smiling face at the Hardcover more than you know. Sending you so much love and strength to get through these most difficult days . Love , Jeannelle ❤️

  • 01/31/2023

    Jack was and always will be the greatest person God ever put in this world. He was my boss, my friend and my family. I was so fortunate to have been a part of his life and the lives of his amazing family. His legacy will live on through his children and grandchildren. I will so miss that truly wonderful man and will never forget all of the memories we shared. Heaven has a true angel now and I know he will watch over everyone he loved. I was the lucky one!

  • 01/31/2023

    To Maureen, Mark, Heather & Jay - I am so sorry to hear the sad news of Jack and your dad - I have many fond memories of him from years back - keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers at this time ❤️ Linda Mirasolo

  • 01/30/2023

    Solace. "Comfort or consolation in time of distress" says the definition. To that, I would add, JACK. Always a comfort-no matter the message. To God be the glory for this good brother in Christ. May Jack, and all the souls of the departed rest in Light Perpetual. AMEN. Jon O. Hattaway

  • 01/30/2023

    Maureen, Heather, Jay and Mark. Please accept my deepest condolences on Jacks Passing. I always enjoyed talking to Jack when he came by the station. He would always break out in a smile when I asked him how his family was doing. He would tell me one by one how each of them we're doing ..He loved his car and his camp but most of all he loved his whole family.. God Bless Jack .. May God rest his soul .. Amen..( Rick at Holdens )

  • 01/30/2023

    With our deepest sympathy from Ave Maria Parish, Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Maria Church, staff, parishioners and the Ministry of Consolation, our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very sad time.

  • 01/30/2023

    Armando and I are so saddened by this news. He was not only our accountant for many, many years but he and Maureen became very good friends to us. He will be deeply missed. Our hearts go out to Maureen and the family.

  • 01/29/2023

    Jack absolutely had a contagious smile, a smile that will be deeply missed by everyone at Lakeside Pines. He was a great man with a huge heart. Maureen, Heather, Mark, and Amanda. You are in my prayers. Sincerely, Cindy Lord

  • 01/29/2023

    Thoughts and prayers to you Fr. Jay and to your mom Maureen and all in your family. Truly love never dies memories will always keep your father, husband, grandfather alive . May you all know my sincere condolences are with you all

  • 01/29/2023

    Sending love and prayers your way Mark and Mandy. Please share our condolences with your mom, Jay and Heather. Love Courtney,Roberto, Madyson, Aiden and Sofia Rodriguez


  • The Sweetest Touch

    Jessica Slipp sent The Sweetest Touch for John A. Woods - January 31, 2023

    Maureen, Heather, Nick, Jay, Mark & Amanda, We are very sorry for your loss. Jack was an amazing man and we feel honored to have known him. Jessica, Sean & Will Slipp

  • Love's Journey

    Love's Journey was sent for John A. Woods - January 31, 2023

  • Hope & Serenity Bouquet

    Hope & Serenity Bouquet was sent for John A. Woods - January 31, 2023

  • Always Graceful Basket

    Deborah DeLuca sent Always Graceful Basket for John A. Woods - January 30, 2023

    Love you Jack, you'll be truly missed. You'll live on in our grandchildren 💕 Love always, Bob & Debbie Enos

  • 5 TREES

    Barb Spies, OFS planted 5 trees in memory of John A. Woods . - February 02, 2023

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