Lucille R Wooding

September 23, 1936 ~ August 21, 2018 (age 81)

Lucille R. Wooding


Lucille R. Wooding, 81, of 9 Manor Rd. Barrington, RI died peacefully at Grace Barker Nursing Center in Warren, RI on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.


She was the beloved wife of Benjamin E. Wooding.

Born in Winthrop, MA, she was the daughter of the late Ernest E. and Catherine (Muratore) Rogers and the sister of the late Ernest E. Rogers Jr.


She lived in Barrington for 56 years.


Lucille graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in French from Wheaton College (Norton, MA) in 1957.

She earned her Master's degree in Teaching and French from Rhode Island College in May of1970.

Her career being primarily in education, she taught French and German at Barrington High School in the 1960's and subsequently was a French and German professor at Barrington College in the 1970's.

After her teaching career, she worked in Administration for Higher Education at Barrington College, Rhode Island School of Design and at Eastern Connecticut State University. 

Her passions included: reading, music (piano), travel, French language and culture, and fitness (mostly running).

Lucille and Ben were long time members of the Barrington YMCA (Bayside Family 

YMCA). They were seen for years (especially early mornings!) jogging around 

Barrington together or with groups of friends.  In 2011, Lucille was very proud to receive the Bayside Family YMCA "Anne Toll Spirit   Award" in honor of her long time affiliation with the Y.  

Besides her husband of 60 years, she is survived by a daughter, Catherine (Wooding) Kinsella of Guilford, CT and 3 grandchildren: Carrie Kinsella of New Orleans, LA;

Christina Kinsella of Herndon, VA and Patrick Kinsella of Guilford, CT.


Her funeral will be held on Wed., August 29 at 11 am at St. Luke's Church in West Barrington, RI.

Calling hours will be at Smith-Mason Funeral Home in  398 Willett ave Riverside, RI on Tues., August 28 from 4-6 pm.

There will be a private burial at a later date in Wallingford, CT.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either:


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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