Anne Louise Woods, 74, formerly of Garden Street, West Springfield passed away Friday at the Genesis Westfield Center. She was born in Springfield on August 15, 1946 to the late George and Anne (Power) Woods. She lived most of her life in West Springfield before settling in Agawam in 1998. She worked at Baystate Medical Center as a social worker in the Adult Kidney Transplant Program. She retired in 2010 after 38 years at Baystate and 39 years in the profession. Anne was a 1964 graduate of West Springfield High School. She later received her B.A. at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, her masters in social work at the University of Connecticut and a second masters in counseling from Springfield College. She was a faithful member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in West Springfield. Anne enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, loved animals and was always on the go. She also loved the beach, enjoyed painting, and was extremely proud of her Irish Heritage. She considered herself lucky to be blessed with so many close lifelong friends. Besides her parents Anne was predeceased by her brother George Woods and brother-in-law Wayne Chisum. She leaves her loving sister Elizabeth Chisum of Dalton and her caring sister-in-law Cinder Woods of Victoria, B.C. She was the beloved aunt of Michael Chisum, John Chisum, Mary Anne White, Simon Woods, Jamie Chisum, Sara Woods, and Chelsea Woods and she also leaves many great nieces and nephews and several great great nieces and nephews. There will be a Funeral Home Service Wednesday 11 AM at the TOOMEY-O’BRIEN FUNERAL HOME, 1043 Westfield Street, West Springfield. There will be a calling hour preceding the service from 10:00 - 11:00 AM. The burial will follow at Hillcrest Park Cemetery, 895 Parker Street, Springfield. For all services we ask the public to wear masks and respect the social distancing guidelines. In lieu of flowers, donations in Anne’s name may be made to the Baystate Health Foundation https://www.baystatehealth.org/giving
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