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BEVERLY HILLS, Fla. — Violet “Vi” Mae Woodman, 83, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, in the Health Center at Brentwood in Lecanto after a long illness with Parkinson’s.

She leaves her two children, James R. Woodman, of Gorham, N.H., and daughter Gail L. Woodman, of Palo Alto, Calif.; sisters Marjorie (Herbert) Lozeau and husband Ernest, of Nashua, N.H., June (Herbert) Fisher, of Dennis, Mass., and Grace (Herbert) Wheeler, of Leominster; brothers Robert Herbert and wife Martha, of Leominster, and Francis Herbert and wife Helen, of Biloxi, Miss.

She was born in Ayer, daughter of Francis and Bertha (Robinson) Herbert and lived in Sterling and Falmouth before moving to Florida.

Violet graduated from Ayer High School in 1943 and then worked at Fort Devens as a receptionist. Years later, she worked part-time at Breeds Nursery in Sterling as well as other part-time jobs throughout her life.

As a loving mother and homemaker, she enjoyed gardening and outdoor activities, such as swimming and boating.

Because of her pleasant nature and great sense of humor, she made many close friends in her lifetime and was always there to help out when needed.

She will be sadly and greatly missed by many and there definitely will be a void for those who have had the privilege to know her.

In lieu of flowers and a memorial, donations may be made in her honor to the War Veterans of Paralyzed Vets of America or homeless and needy children of America or Parkinson’s research.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Fero Funeral Home.