Methuen — Anne M. (Goode) Woodward, formerly of Methuen, died peacefully Sunday, February 3, 2013 in her home at Leominster Crossings. She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 61 years, Ivan M. Woodward.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Thomas Woodward and Judith of Leominster, Gerald Woodward and Theresa of Raymond, N.H., Maureen Irving and Hank of Greenbelt, Md., and Kathleen Woodward and her husband, Francis Gesel of Leominster. She leaves her grandchildren, Masten Woodward, Brady Woodward, Alexis Lewter, Christine Irving, and Kelly Irving and four great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her brothers John Goode and Gerald Goode, and her sister Helen (Goode) Corcella.
Born in Bayonne, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Ellen (Deacey) Goode. She and her husband settled to raise their family in Methuen, and enjoyed many summers in Harwich Port, where they moved permanently in 1981 to enjoy their retirement years. She took pleasure in gardening and most cherished time spent with in the company of her loving family. The Woodward family is grateful for the friendship of the residents and wonderful care from the employees of Leominster Crossings.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 16, at Holy Trinity Church, 246 Route 28, West Harwich. Interment will follow in the Holy Trinity Memorial Wall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21203. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water St., Clinton. Online condolences may be placed at