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George Willard “Will” Woodruff 1922-2020

George Willard “Will” Woodruff 

1922 – 2020

Harwich Port, MA – Will Woodruff, 97, died on Friday, March 6 at the Cape Cod Hospital with his family at his side. He had suffered a fall at home on Monday of that week, and never recovered. Will Woodruff was born on May 9, 1922 in Newton, MA to George Scoville Woodruff and Elizabeth Mansbury Woodruff. He was the second of four children.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his oldest son, Peter, grandson, Nathaniel and wife, Theophane aka Teddy.

He is survived by his younger sister, Betsey Woodruff of Boca Raton; his sons, Chris of Needham, MA, Woody and wife; Doris of Lee, NH, Matt and wife; Jan of Newton, MA, his 8 grandchildren; Nikki, Caroline & Peter, and Scott, Tim & Will, and Sam and Shea Donovan, and his 3 great grandchildren; RA & Molly Hodges and Adin Woodruff Gianfresco, and many nephews, nieces and great friends and neighbors.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Will at a later date to be determined. As Dad used to say “All are welcome to my garden.”

Notes of comfort may be made to his family at

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