Mirjam Wood

Mirjam Wood (Kohtala)

Friday, June 26th, 2020
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Mirjam Arlene Neal Wood, lifelong resident of Vienna Maine, passed away peacefully in her home on June 26, 2020, with family by her side. She was born July 18, 1928 to John and Lempi (Aho) Kohtala and grew up on the family farm on
Vienna Mountain. She married Frank Stanley Neal on July 26, 1947 in Mount Vernon. They lived in Vienna Village where they raised their three children. She was employed for a few years at Maine Dowel in Farmington, and over the years she would do seasonal work, raking blueberries, spreading hay, or picking apples. Mostly, she devoted her time to being a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was an active lifelong member of the Mill Stream Grange and attended the North Vienna United Methodist Church. After Frank passed away in 1979, she moved several yards down the road to her current home where she loved her view of the village and the mountain. She was happy to
spend her entire life in Vienna. She married Rodney Wood on November 10, 1984 in Vienna. Together they enjoyed many trips around the country in their little pickup camper. He passed away in 2000. She was a skilled knitter, creating many baby outfits, sweaters, mittens and afghans over the years. Every grandchild will remember the Christmas mittens made with “interesting” colors. And her tatting was exquisite, the doilies, curtains, and bureau scarfs incredibly lacy and intricate. She loved to display items in the Mill Stream Grange exhibit at the Farmington Fair. Lately though, her favorite hobby was going to the casino with Bobby!
She is survived by her son Allan C. Neal and his wife Janet of Gray, daughter Sandra L. Herrin and her husband Edward of Wilton, son John D. Neal and his wife Deborah of Livermore, 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her mother, father and sister Esther Hall all of Vienna, sister, (Viola) Aino Knight of Ogden, Utah, brother Edwin Kohtala, first husband Frank Neal and her second husband Rodney Wood all of Vienna.
Visiting hours will be held Wednesday July 1 from 2 - 4 and from 6 - 8PM at Wiles Remembrance Center at 137 Farmington Falls Rd, Farmington. A graveside funeral service will be held on Thursday July 2 at 1:00 pm at the Vienna Village Cemetery with Pastor Laura Church officiating. Covid-19 guidelines to be observed at both events. The family and funeral home respectfully request that individuals bring their own chair to the graveside if needed. Memorial donations
may be made to the North Vienna Methodist Church at P.O. Box 146, Vienna, ME 04360. A kind word may be left in her book of memories at
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Wednesday, July 1, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Wiles Remembrance Center
    137 Farmington Falls Rd.
    Farmington, Maine 04938
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, July 1, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wiles Remembrance Center
    137 Farmington Falls Rd.
    Farmington, Maine 04938
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, July 2, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:00pm
    Vienna Village Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Pastor Laura Church


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Posted at 03:12pm
Remembering Mirjam Wood in our minds and in our hearts. Psalm 23. Bertta and Anja cousins, Mairit, Helina and Heli & other realatives from Finland .
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Posted at 11:35am
To the family,
I only knew Mirjam for a few years when I moved here and joined NVUMJ where in-laws worshiped Summers while staying on Flying Pond. I was invited to be part of the women’s group on Wednesday mornings. I mentioned early on to Mirjam that she reminded me of my mother In-law she looked kind of like her being long legged and wearing her hair much a like. I so enjoyed listening to her ME accent telling stories of the past and many traditions of Vienna and growing up and living her whole life in one place. She was a sweet loving and I’m feel blessed to have known her. I will miss her. Meg Cortelyou

Love, Becky & James, Liz & Kenn with Camden and Le

Posted at 03:17pm
We love and miss you, Grammy. Thank you for your wonderful example and being a part of our lives.
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