Maureen Elisabeth Ganner Wood, 60, of Topsail Beach, NC, formerly of Agawan, MA., died at her home, Friday, December 7, 2007 after a long courageous battle with cancer.
She was born on September 23, 1947, the daughter of the late George and Fermina Bavieri Ganner and was preceded in death by her brother Ronald Ganner.
She is survived by her husband Richard Wood and four children, daughter Deborah Ransom and husband James, sons Jeffrey O’Neil and wife Dawn, Michael O’Neil and Gregory O’Neil.
Three step children, Richard Wood, Jr. and wife Julie, Christine Burnett and husband Deron and Michael Wood, also her sister Carol Woodruff and husband Robert, 15 grandchildren and 14 nieces and nephews.
She was a Registered Nurse licensed in MA, CT, NY and NC. She enjoyed boating, motorcycle riding, RVing, water volleyball and her many friends old and new, but most of all her loving family.
A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, December 15, 2007 at 9:30 AM at Holy Cross Church, 221 Plumtree Road, Springfield, MA.
Donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter, 2222 S 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.
All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.
Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh! But Jesus’ love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.
And He came Himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus’ arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?
Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still;
Try to look beyond earth’s shadows,
Pray to trust our Father’s Will.
There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth –
You shall rest in Jesus’ land.
When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you Home:
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!
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