September 25, 2018

Grace R. (Elderkin) Wood


WOOD, Grace R. (Elderkin), 84, of Seekonk, died Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Gilbert N. Wood. Born in Seekonk, she was a daughter of the late Winerford A. Elderkin, Sr. & Nellie M. (Peck) Wood.

Mrs. Wood worked as housekeeper at the former Howard Johnson’s for many years until her retirement. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church of Seekonk and the Seekonk Wampanoag Indian Tribe.

She leaves her loving children: Joan Maricola & her husband David of Southbridge, MA, Gail M. Wood of Seekonk, Gilbert N. Wood, Jr. of Seekonk, Bryan N. Wood of Seekonk, & the late Tom N. Wood. Cherished grandmother of Dennis Samuelian, Jr. Tracy Pierce & great-grandmother of Austin Samuelian. She was the sister of Carol Virian & her husband Edward, Violet Elderkin, Richard Elderkin & his wife Sandra, Paul Elderkin & his wife Joan. She was pre-deceased by her siblings, Winerford A. “Moto” Elderkin, Jr., John Elderkin, David Elderkin, Roland Elderkin, Victor Elderkin, & Ruth Caporoletti.

Her Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 11:00 am in The Free Methodist Church, 453 Taunton Avenue, Seekonk. Burial in Seekonk Cemetery will be private. Relatives & friends are invited and may call at the church from 10:30 to 11:00 am prior to the service. Arrangements have been entrusted to J.H. WILLIAMS & CO. FUNERAL HOME, 210 Taunton Avenue, East Providence. For online messages of condolence, kindly visit


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