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BEVERLY - Walter W. Woodbury, 95, died Monday morning, February 19, 2018, at Beverly Hospital following a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Edna (Milbury) Woodbury, with whom he shared 68 years of marriage.
Born in Lynn on December 8, 1922, he was the son of the late George and Jessie Woodbury. He was raised and educated in Lynn, and was a longtime Saugus resident who had resided in Beverly for the last several years.
An honorably discharged veteran of World War II, Walter served as a combat medic in the U.S. Army, and participated in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day.
He was employed by General Electric at both the Everett and River Works plants, retiring after 44 years.
A Master Mason, he was a member of the Bethlehem Lodge for more than 50 years. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
He leaves four children, Wayne Woodbury, and his wife, Judith, of Danvers, Gary Woodbury, of Texas, Robin Zukowski, and her husband, David, of Chelmsford, and Paul Woodbury, of Texas; his grandchildren, Lisa, Katelyn, Steven, James, Leah, Joshua, and Holly; his great-grandchildren, Timothy, Parker, Logan, and Brayleigh; a brother, Alfred Woodbury, of Texas; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
His funeral service will be Friday, February 23, 2018, at 10 a.m. in C.R. Lyons & Sons Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. Burial will follow in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours are Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home.
Published on February 20, 2018
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