Benjamin "Ben" Stone Woodward Sr., age 80, of Groton, formerly of New Smyrna FL, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. He was the loving husband of 36 years to Jacqueline (Adams) Woodward.
Born on July 2, 1938, Ben was the son to the late Edward and Katherine (Flanagan) Woodward. Ben served his country in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1961. Ben retired and served as head lineman for Fitchburg Gas and Electric for 28 years. He was a lifelong member of the VFW, American Legion, AMVETS and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was an avid pool player and loved to teach the ladies at the clubs how to play! Right Millie!? Ben will be loved and missed by all who knew him, forever.
Along with his wife, Ben is survived by his children, Benjamin Jr. and his wife Donna Woodward of Leominster, Delmar Woodward of Groton, Clayton and his wife Katherine Woodward of Winchendon, Andrew and his wife Patty Woodward of Ayer and Eric Woodward of Shirley, his five grandchildren, Sarah, Liliann, Kayla, Kyle and Sean . Ben is also survived by Jackie's children, Troy and Bobbi-Jo McNiff both of Ayer. He was predeceased by Jackie's son Robert "Bucket McNiff.
At the request of the family, services for Ben will be private.