Canon Donald Robertson Woodward ’37

Canon Donald Robertson Woodward ’37 died on June 9, 2006, in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Born on November 12, 1912, in Taunton, MA, he prepared for college at Taunton High School and graduated from Bowdoin in 1937. He was graduated from the General Theological Seminary in NewYork City in 1940 and for three years was an assistant at the Chapel of the Intercession,Trinity Parish,in NewYork.From 1943 to 1949, he was rector of the Church of the Incarnation in Lynn, MA, and then served for four years as rector of St. Peter’s Church in Bennington,VT, and five years as rector of St. Paul’s Church in Burlington,VT. In 1958, he became dean of Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kansas City, MO. In 1968 he became vicar ofTrinity Church in NewYork City, and in 1973 became rector of the Church of the Holy Communion in New York City. In 1975, he became co-rector of the Parish of Calvary, Holy Communion, and St. George’s in New York City, a consolidation of three churches. In 1978, he became priest-in-charge of the parish at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Newburyport, MA. Following his retirement in 1978, he served as priest in charge at the parish of St. James-the-Less in Scarsdale, NY. Surviving are his wife, Madeleine Proctor Woodward, whom he married in 1947; two daughters, Gretchen W. Park of Kensington MD, and Merideth W. Colon of Franklin Square, NY; two sons, Michael Woodward of Hampton Falls, NH, and Christopher Woodward of Chelmsford, MA; nine grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter