Loretta Frances Woods
January 3, 1933 – October 22, 2016
Loretta Frances Woods, age 83, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2016.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, on January 3, 1933, Loretta was a daughter of the late Francis Paul and Elizabeth (Demaria) DiPlacido. She was a loving and compassionate wife, mother, and grandmother who will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Loretta’s vocations later in life included, active birding, becoming a student of birding and wildflowers, and was an avid recreational reader.
In addition to her parents, Loretta was preceded in death by her brother, Francis P. DiPlacido, Jr. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, James J. Woods, Sr.; children, Loretta F. Woods, James J. Woods, Jr., Thomas E. Woods (Jennifer), Christine M. Walker, and Francis M. Woods; brother, Joseph M. DiPlacido; sisters, Elizabeth T. Ferzetti and Teresa Jennings; 8 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 am on Saturday morning, October 29, 2016 at Holy Family R.C. Church, E. Chestnut Hill and Gender Roads, Newark, DE 19713, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 10:30 am. Interment will be held privately in All Saints Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Loretta’s name may be made to Delmarva Ornithological Society, PO Box 4247, Greenville, DE 19807.