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February 6, 2014

Rose Riley Wood

TEMPE, ARIZ./WILLSBORO, N.Y. — Rose Riley Wood, 79, of Tempe, Ariz., and Willsboro, N.Y., died peacefully Jan. 30, 2014, with her husband, Dan; daughter, Althe; sister, Teresa; and nephew, Glenn, by her side. She was born Oct. 8, 1934, in Willsboro, to the late Joseph (Chuck) and Beatrice Riley. Rose graduated from Willsboro Central School in 1952 and began a lifetime of work, which included over 30 years being devoted to children.

Rose had many talents and used them throughout her career. She used her artistic abilities as an art teacher, her athleticism as a physical education teacher and then spent the majority of her career working with the most needy, medically fragile students at BOCES in Plattsburgh, N.Y. She received many accolades, recognitions and awards for her work. St. Augustine's School Board members said of Rose: "(She) gave the gift of (herself) to countless children over the years; this cannot be valued monetarily but will live on in the life of each child (she) has touched."

Rose was an active member of the Catholic church in her community and gave selflessly to others who were in need. Upon retirement, she and her husband traveled throughout the east coast and Florida, volunteering their time and talents to serve- not only others- but Florida State Park Systems and the environment. As a naturalist, she adored animals and our earth and took great care of them through her work.

Rose is survived by her loving husband of fifty years, Daniel Wood; her daughter, Althe Allen; and grandson, Noah Allen of Scottsdale, Ariz. She is also survived by her brother, Joseph

Riley of Florida; sisters, Vivian LaForest and husband Gary, Janice Sayward and Greg Bigelow, Teresa Sayward and husband Ken, all of New York; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ken and Sandy Wood of Connecticut, Rex and Christine Wood, Judy and Doug Zeno of New York. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held this summer in her hometown.

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