Lorenzo Wood VI, 61
Lorenzo Wood VI
An avid outdoorsman, enthusiastic traveler, devoted husband, father and friend. Rennie Wood lived his life to the fullest. It is with great sadness that we announce Lorenzo Wood VI (Rennie), 61, of Middleboro, died on Saturday, September 9, 2023 after a brief and unexpected battle with bone and pancreatic cancer.
Born in Middleboro on October 11, 1961, Rennie was the son of the late Lorenzo and Rebecca (Gordon) Wood. Growing up in Middleboro, he spent time canoeing The Nemasket River, working as a lifeguard at the town pool, and making good-natured mischief. He was a 1979 graduate of Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School and became a Master Electrician. He earned an associate degree at Massasoit Community College and his Bachelors degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology. He worked at The Read Corporation in Middleboro, Black Rock Country Club in Hingham, and Stop & Shop Distribution Facility in Assonet where he was Facilities Manager until his retirement in 2020.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara (Freidenfeld) Wood. He is survived by his wife Sheila (Murray) Wood; beloved children Lorenzo Wood VII and Erica Rhys Wood; sister Joy (Wood) McCarrick and her husband Michael; bonus family Katelyn (James), Kyle (Josh), Ryan, adored granddaughter (and partner in fun and mischief) Ellie never forgetting his beloved dog Baxter; a niece, nephew, several cousins; and many treasured friends.
Rennie lived for adventure and the outdoors, he trained for a year and ran the Boston Marathon, climbed Mt Katadin twice as well as much of the Presidential range in NH with ‘his guys’ and multiple river trips to the Grand Canyon. Rennie and Sheila spent their three years of retirement traveling the West Coast to visit family, Canada, the Great Lakes, Utah, Yellowstone, Saint Kitts, Moosehead Lake in Maine, Marco Island and Key West. They purchased a camper in 2020 and with Baxter took to the road 8-10 weeks a year driving south to the Outer Banks, NC and SC to visit family as well as all of New England and their special loves Moosehead Lake, Baxter State Park and anywhere off the beaten path or grid.
Rennie loved life, made each day count, cherished his friends and family and lived everyday to the fullest.
A celebration of a life will be held at the family homestead along the banks of The Nemasket River, 499 Plymouth St, Middleboro, Wednesday, October 11th - his 62nd birthday, with a short memorial service at 2pm followed by enjoying the company of friends and family. As Rennie would stress, dress comfortable, hiking boots great, and definitely no suits.
In lieu of flowers, following in his fathers footsteps with a love for the YMCA, donations in his memory may be made to The Old Colony YMCA for Camp Yomechas where he volunteered for the past 10 years 61 Grove St., Middleboro, MA 02346. Rennie’s other love was Camp Westwind where his family gathered for amazingly memorable family reunions. It is a camp for youth on the west coast and a wonderful organization, donations may be sent to Westwind, 5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, Ste 202, Portland, OR.97220