Obituary: Deborah A. (Ceci) Woods – Memorial Fund

Deborah A. (Ceci) Woods, age 51, of Boston died unexpectedly on November 4, 2013 at Mass General Hospital. Beloved wife of Bill Woods. Loving mother of Brianna and Rebecca. Cherished daughter of Tony Ceci of Nashua, NH and the late Kay (Salmon) Ceci. Dear sister of Cathy Ceci and her husband Bill Nichols of Kittery, ME, Theresa Ceci of Boston, Joe Ceci and his wife Coleen of Nashua, NH and Patty Ceci of Nashua, NH. Treasured aunt of Taylor, Anthony and Mathew Ceci. She is also survived by her mother-in-law Jackie Woods of Dedham and her late husband Robert, sister-in-law of Robert Woods Jr and David Woods, both of Hyde Park, and niece of Libby Gillis of Dedham. Deb was a devoted mother to her two girls. They meant the world to her and made her proud every day. She will continue to watch down on them from heaven. The family will receive visitors on Saturday from 9-10am in the Boston Harborside Home, 580 Commercial St., Boston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in St. Leonard Church, corner of Hanover and Prince St., Boston at 10:45am. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Deb’s memory may be made to: Nazzaro Community Center, 30 N. Bennett, Boston, MA 02113.

Deborah Woods Memorial Fund

Bill Woods, a North End resident who works at the Eliot School and is a fixture at all neighborhood family activities, recently lost his wife Deborah at the age of only 51. This sudden unexpected loss has also tragically affected their two children, 11 year old Brianna and 8 year old Rebecca. Anyone who knows Bill and his daughters know what a close family they are and will have a trying time ahead, to say the least. As a testament to Bill’s character, even in this darkest hour he put the interests of others ahead of himself by requesting that, in lieu of flowers in his wife’s memory, donations may be made to the Nazzaro Community Center, where his daughters are regular participants and where Bill himself spends a large amount of time volunteering in various programs. While the Nazzaro Center is extremely grateful for Bill’s generosity and selflessness, we nevertheless feel that any donations resulting from this tragedy should go back to the family. As a result, we are taking any money that comes in and starting a memorial fund in Deb’s memory to be turned over to Bill to help him and his daughters get through their grief. Anyone wishing to contribute to this fund may do so by sending a check, made out to the Nazzaro Community Center with the memo Deborah Woods Memorial Fund, to the center at 30 N. Bennet St. Boston 02113.

2 Replies to “Obituary: Deborah A. (Ceci) Woods – Memorial Fund

  1. Once again, I say this with tears in my eyes, this is why I am a life long North End resident and why I chose to raise my daughter here, there’s no place like it! I am so proud to say I live here.
    What a wonderful thing to do for a wonderful family.
    God Bless Deb, Bill and most importantly, her two sweethearts, Brianna and Rebecca.

  2. Those poor girls. Let us as a community gather around them and keep them safe and loved.

    Hats off to Carl Ameno, for establishing the fund to benefit Deb’s family.

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