Rev. Dr. Gordon Mathieu Wood of Westford, MA

1935 - 2022

Visitation

April 9, 2022
10-11 A.M.
Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex Street, North Chelmsford, MA 01863

Funeral

April 9, 2022
11 A.M.
Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex Street, North Chelmsford, MA 01863

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Rev. Dr. Gordon Mathieu Wood, 87, of Westford, MA passed away peacefully Thursday, March 31, 2022 at Lahey Hospital in Burlington, MA. Born in Hartford, CT, he was the son of the late Euclid Brochu and Camille Mathieu Wood.

He was married to Paula (Mazeika) Wood with whom he recently celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary on November 11, 2021.

He graduated from New Rochelle High School, NY, with the class of 1953. He is a graduate of the College of Wooster, Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary of South Hamilton, MA.

Drama being Gordon’s first major in college, he enjoyed acting as the lead in Death of a Salesman, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet and many others. He tried out and won for a week the lead in the road show How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Lost the part because the investors said his name was not known. In later years he always mentioned it not as a loss but a blessing. His work career included a Television Director for WTVR (CBS) in Richmond Virginia. During that time, he developed and played the character Abernathy. Then as a Management consultant and an Associate of Walter V. Clark Associates, he advised major US corporations and government agencies in the field of management and organizational effectiveness. Subsequently he headed Management development for Honeywell Information Systems. Then the Lord called him to a path that he faithfully pursued till he went home. Gordon pastored churches in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, and established Return Ministries – Christ Overcoming conflict in your church.

Gordon was known for his humor (he dubbed it cerebral popcorn). Many may remember him saying he had USOH, did they know what that was (with a twinkle in his eye). Everyone laughed when it was revealed as Uncontrollable Sense of Humor. But this was outmatched by his intense desire for all those he encountered to know and experience the Lord’s love. He often coupled this gift of humor with words pointing to our Lord. Many have listened.

Besides his wife Paula Wood, he is survived by his eldest daughter Deborah Miskell and her husband Robert of Hudson, NH, youngest daughter Susanne Stratton of Nashua, NH, former wife and mother of daughters Peg MacWilliams of West Yarmouth, MA, half-sister Charlene Budich of Bluffton, SC, half-sister Cherrie Smith of Eau Claire, WI, half-sister Cindy Gettel of Parkville, MO, half-brother Ron Brochu of Forest Lake, WI, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Gordon was predeceased by his middle daughter Laura Wood of Nashua, NH in 1983 and half-sister Diane Rosati of Wilmington, North Carolina in 2016.

CELEBRATION OF GORDON’S LIFE

Visiting hours Saturday, April 9 from 10 to 11 A.M. followed by a Celebration of Life service at 11 A.M. from DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX STREET, N. CHELMSFORD, MA.  Service will be live-streamed.  Memorials may be made in his name to the local charity of your choice.

ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX STREET, N. CHELMSFORD, MA. Tel: 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

7 Condolences for Rev. Dr. Gordon Mathieu Wood of Westford, MA

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    Diane Heffernan Joslin

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    Debbie, I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and Bob, and your family.💚

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    Robert Mac Donald

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    To my best FRIEND (Gordon).
    I will miss our everyday phone calls. I will see you again when our Father calls me home. Think of the fun we will have together in heaven. All our questions will be answered.
    Your friend Bob

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    Robin McGaunn

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    Paula,
    My heart breaks for your lost. You’ve been such a supportive wife and mother and such an inspiration to the women of our church. Gordon will be missed. He always had a kind word and joke for me whenever I saw him. He directed everyone he met towards God’s Kingdom. I loved the packets he provided and references he gave out when he preached. He was passionate about God’s love and put his heart, soul and talent in everything he did. I will miss those talks. I will miss his prayers. He was a lovely man and force for God’s kingdom. I know where he is right now and that man’s been ready to go whenever God calls him. He’s graduated with an A plus!

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    suzanne shirar

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    Debbie,
    Deepest condolences regarding your fathers passing. Wishing you much peace in the days ahead.
    Love,
    Susan

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    Jim Maloy

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    I’m deeply saddened with Gordon’s passing. Through weekly phone calls with him and his daily prayer support for my family, coupled with him and I in bible study, many times times just him and I, studying the Bible handouts he wrote and published encouraged me immensely. Such an inspiration to all.

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    Natasha Guzman

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    Paula and family,
    My heart and prayers go out too your during this tine if loss. Gordon’s USOH and Love for the Lord were infectious. We all will miss him, but I know he is waiting for us to come see Him on God’s dance floor. It was good to see you Gordon and so blessed to have met you and your wonderful family!
    Sister in Christ

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    Bill Rasmussen

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    Paula and family,
    My heart goes to you all for your loss. Gordon was a good friend of mine and I will always remember him. I can almost hear him laughing with his heavenly Father right now. RIP my friend, I miss you. Thanks for serving our Lord and giving me the chance to serve the youth with you….

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