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Arleen Elizabeth (Bardsley) Wood

Published On: Jun 16 2013 04:01:44 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 16 2013 04:06:37 AM CDT
MIDDLETON -

Arleen Elizabeth (Bardsley) Wood, of Middleton passed away on Wednesday, June 12, at her home.

Arleen was born on Dec. 3, 1933, in Pawtucket, RI to Harry J. and Elizabeth M. (Valentine) Bardsley. Arleen grew up in Lincoln, RI. She attended Oberlin College in Ohio, and later transferred to Ithaca College where she graduated in 1955 with a degree in music education. She married Robert T. Wood in 1961 while working as a music teacher in Long Island, NY, and in the course of following him around the world, she had five children: Elizabeth, Peter, Daniel, John and Andrew.

In 1975 she attained a graduate degree in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. She worked in the field until her retirement, including running a family day care where she touched many lives.

She adored music and was always happiest at her piano. She was actively involved with the classical music group Carnival. Arleen enjoyed biking and met the love of her life, Paul Reese, through their bike club, SAS - Sports for Active Seniors.

She was an enthusiastic cook and was always happy when surrounded by family to feed. Arleen is sadly missed by Paul Reese and his family, her children, and their partners: Elizabeth (Bill) Crawley, Peter Wood (Silvia Salle), Daniel Wood (Kim Fisher), John Wood (Jessica Bartelt), Jennifer Wood, Andrew Wood (Raquel Sancho Solis); her grandchildren, Billy, John (Marie), Olivia, Val, Joanna, Del, Grace, Alex, Lili and Roby; and family and friends too numerous to fit on this page.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18 at the FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison. Visitation will be held at the church from 5 p.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to the University of Wisconsin, Music Excellence Fund.

Memorials:
Memorials may be made to the University of Wisconsin, Music Excellence Fund.

Visitation:
Visitation will be held at the church from 5 p.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday.

Service:
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18 at the FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison.

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