Hope Potter Woodward


Andover, MA -
Hope Potter Woodward, of Andover at age 64 died peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer with her husband of 40 years, George, at her side. Mother of William Scott Woodward (Megan O'Leary Woodward) and Cynthia Baldwin Woodward (Stephanie Green Woodward) and proud grandmother of Walker Scott Woodward and Nolan George Woodward. Sister and sister-in-law of Lars Potter, Stanley Woodward, Frances Williams and Marjorie Wasmund and aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Hope was born in New York City, grew up in Cedarhurst, New York. She graduated from the Oldfields School in 1973 and attended Lake Forest College. While at Lake Forest she met George and their 45-year love affair and partnership began. They moved to Boston in 1975 and have been in Andover for the last 20 years. Hope loved her family dearly and dedicated her life to giving them the support, encouragement, direction and love to grow and flourish while holding them to a high standard.
Hopie was always quick to smile, her compassionate and well-reasoned advice was sought out by many and her support of her children and their friends made their house a welcoming place filled with laughter, fun and encouragement.

Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Christ Church, 33 Central St, Andover, MA. A private burial will be held at Spring Grove Cemetery, Andover.
Published on July 11, 2019
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Jul 12, 2019
Arrive in Style was purchased for the family of Hope Potter Woodward.  Send flowers
Ken Fowler
Jul 12, 2019
I first met Hope when our family moved to Lawrence, Long Island in the early 1970s. I remember her wonderful laugh and great sense of humor. May she Rest In Peace.
Christine Doucet
Jul 11, 2019
Sweet Tranquility Basket was purchased for the family of Hope Potter Woodward by Christine Doucet.  Send flowers
Lucy Ijams
Jul 09, 2019
We grew up together, two Catholic girls among a group of Episcopals, other Protestants, and Jews. Our mothers were lifelong friends. I have many wonderful memories of singing songs from Broadway musicals, going to the Lawrence School Halloween party as Henry the VIII and Anne Boleyn, costumed by my mother, serving hors d'oeuvres at my parents' parties, laughing hysterically listening to a Jim Backus recording of being drunk, drinking alcohol when we were way too young, the "new" room added onto the den at the house on Ocean Avenue. We lost touch because we went away to prep school and college. One of last times I saw her was in Cambridge, MA in the 1970s. I think she was working at a Pap...agallo shoe store. I think I also saw her very briefly when I went to Newburyport with a friend from Maine around 1980. I feel sad and extend my sorrow for this loss to George and her entire family.Read more
Rebecca Rauscher Vogt
Jul 09, 2019
George, I'm saddened by the loss of Hope, she was a fun and kind person, I smile when I think of her. The world was a better place for her being in it.