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Richard M. Woodruff MONTPELIER — Richard M. Woodruff, 70, of Heaton Woods, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. Born Sept. 20, 1948, in Burlington, he was the son of Dr. Frank E. and Evelyn (MacDonald) Woodruff. Dick attended St. Monica Elementary School in Barre and the Green Mountain School in Montpelier and later received his GED. He joined the U.S. Navy, following his schooling, in 1968 and was honorably discharged in 1970. He made his home in the Barre and Montpelier areas and was employed as a food service worker at Central Vermont Medical Center, Heaton Woods and McFarland House, as well as other jobs in the central Vermont area. Dick was affiliated with St. Monica Catholic Church and was a member of the American Legion Post #10 of Barre and #3 of Montpelier. Survivors include his brothers Stephen Woodruff, M.D., and wife Micki, of Barre, Frank Woodruff Jr. and wife Jackie, of San Antonio, Texas, David Woodruff and wife Dianne, of Manchester, New Hampshire, and Paul Woodruff, of Colchester; his sisters Mary Woodruff, of Williston, Sarah Ford, of Concord, New Hampshire, and Jane Woodruff and companion Arlene Averill, of Greensboro; several nieces and nephews; as well as his “special family” at Heaton Woods. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Anne M. Woodruff; his sister-in-law, Elizabeth Leopold; and his cousin, Rev. Richard Vickery. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at 10 a.m. in St. Monica Catholic Church, 79 Summer St., Barre. Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre. Following the service, entombment will be made in the Hooker and Whitcomb Vault. Interment will take place in the Lincoln-Noyes Cemetery in Greensboro in the Spring. For a memorial guestbook, visit www.hookerwhitcomb.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Heaton Woods Activity Fund, Heaton Woods, 10 Heaton St., Montpelier, VT 05602; or to the Vermont Food Bank, 33 Parker Road, Barre, VT 05641. The Woodruff family would like to express its gratitude to the staff and residents at Heaton Woods for the care, friendship and love shown to Dick.

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