Evelyn L. Wood, 83, of Nassau passed away on November 1, 2019, in the Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital. Born in Needham, Mass on July 14, 1936 she was the daughter of the late Romeo and Edna Vara and was a graduate of Needham High School. Evelyn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother whose main priority in life was family. She enjoyed spending time with her family in the Adirondacks and especially enjoyed time with her grandchildren some of whom she helped raise. She was predeceased by her brothers, Edmond and Richard Vara. She is survived by her husband of 59 years Richard G. Wood, Sr.; children, Richard G. Wood, Jr. (Catherine Quesnel), and Julianne (Burdette) Otterbeck; grandchildren, Derek (Jenna) Wood, Jevon Wood (Jill Tedford), Richard Wood III, Victoria Wood, Nick Otterbeck and Corey Otterbeck (Nora Walkley); great grandchildren, Kaylin and Kylie Wood. A funeral service will be held at the Thomas P. Mooney Funeral Home, 11 Elm St. in Nassau on Tuesday Nov. 5 at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday evening from 4-7PM. Interment will be in the Nassau Central Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers donations in Evelyn's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of the St. Peter's staff for the attentive care that was given.