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Ruth Martin Wood, 94, Lifelong Norwalk Resident

NORWALK, Conn. -- Ruth Martin Wood, 94, a lifelong resident of Norwalk and wife of the late Douglas A. Wood, died Sunday, May 22, 2016 at home with her loving family by her side. 

Born in Long Island, N.Y., the daughter of the late George and Marie Martin, she devoted her life to her family, especially her cherished grand and great-grandchildren, whom she loved to spoil. 

She worked as a floral designer for Daybreak Nurseries, Village Flower Shop, Norwalk Florist and Richards Flowers among others. 

She is survived by her children, George Wood of Norwalk and Patricia (Kirk) Ward of Huntsville, Ala.; three grandchildren, Jennifer (Sean) Wilson of North Carolina, Kristopher and Brandon (Crystal) Ward of Alabama; and four great-grandchildren, Jade, Noelle, Brody and Colt. 

She was predeceased by a brother, U.S. Navy pilot George Alan Martin; and an infant son, Douglas.

Her family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk. Funeral services, officiated by the Rev. John Livingston, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with burial to follow at Lakeview Cemetery, New Canaan.

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