Anna Haurilick Wood Keir
North Hartland, Vt. — Anna Haurilick Wood Keir, 98, a longtime resident of North Hartland, passed away Sunday morning, May 11, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.
Her family immigrated from Russia, her mother arriving at Ellis Island on May 3, 1914. Her father had arrived in this country some time earlier. Anna was born May 1, 1916, in Windsor the daughter of Ignas and Anna (Hamolka) Haurilick. She was raised in the tight-knit neighborhood of Acme Street and River Street during her childhood years. She was educated in the Windsor public school system, graduating from Windsor High School as a member of the Class of 1934.
She married George W. Wood on Dec. 8, 1935, and he passed away on March 21, 1989. She married Jack C. Keir on Jan. 23, 1993, and he passed away on Aug. 30, 2010.
Following her marriage to Mr. Wood she lived in Windsor, and later Tunbridge, where she was an owner of the G.W. & A.H. Wood I.G.A. Grocery Store for several years until moving to North Hartland, where she was an owner of the George Wood Insurance Agency. She resided in North Hartland and Bradenton, Fla. during her retirement years with Mr. Keir.
Among her proudest moments in life was her selection as Mrs. Vermont in April of 1956, following which she was a contestant in the Mrs. America Pageant in Daytona Beach in May of 1956 with 47 other winners from throughout the United States and the District of Columbia.
She was predeceased by her parents and by two brothers, William Haurilick and John Haurilick.
Survivors include one son, Steven G. Wood and his wife, Susan of Essex Jct., Vt.; one daughter, Charalyn Wood of Hartland; two granddaughters, Rachel Mae Wood of Jericho, Vt. and Abigail Susan Wood of Burlington, Vt.; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Friday, May 16, from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Private committal services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Ascutney Cemetery in Windsor.
Condolences may be expressed to her family in an online guestbook a www.knightfuneralhomes.com.