Sherwood “Woody” F. Boulanger, 97, of the Plantsville section of Southington, passed away peacefully on Tuesday August 9, 2022, at Apple Valley Rehab in Plainville. He had been the loving husband of the late Denise M. (Delaney) Boulanger for 60 years.
Sherwood was born in Wolcott on June 27, 1925 to the late Elby and Catherine (Currie) Boulanger and graduated from Leavenworth High School in Waterbury. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Philippines under General Douglas MacArthur.
Sherwood worked as a toolmaker at Northeast Utilities, retiring after 37 years of service. He was a founding member of St. Aloysius Church in Plantsville. He enjoyed gardening and spending winters in Venice, FL with his wife Denise for over 20 years. Sherwood was a devoted husband and a proud father, grandfather and great-grandfather who cherished his grandchildren.
He is survived by three children, Gregory Boulanger and wife Elizabeth, Sharon Leone and husband Robert and Christine Cyganik, 6 grandchildren; Jason Boulanger (Ellen Song), Sarah Williams (Jerome), Katherine Tron (Jesse), Melissa Cyganik, Brian Cyganik and Danna Hernandez (Joshua); 8 great-grandchildren, Logan, Hailey, Reece, Mila, Landon, Riley, Ariana and Armani and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife Denise, Sherwood was predeceased by his son-in-law, Richard Cyganik, 2 brothers, Philip and Gregory Boulanger and one sister, Thelma Malone.
Sherwood’s family would like to thank Dr. Craig Bogdanksi for the exemplary care he provided to him over the last 20 years and also extend a thank you to the entire staff at Apple Rehab for their compassion and excellent care.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Sherwood’s memory may be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306 (https://t2t.org/).
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at St. Aloysius Church, 254 Burritt St, Plantsville. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington. Calling hours will be held before the Mass from 9 - 10 a.m. at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St, Plantsville. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.