Woodward, Isabel

October 02, 2007

On Friday, September 28th, 2007, ISABEL WOODWARD, in her sleep, at the Stella Maris Hospice. She was 90 years old. A retired Nursing Assistant with St. Agnes Hospital for nearly four decades. Born Isabel Cabezali in Bahia Blanca, Argentina, she married Cyril Woodward in 1937 and together emigrated to the U.S. in 1954 leaving her country after many years of living under a dictatorship. Mrs. Woodward, a widow since 1970, was a loving homemaker and part-time volunteer in the Nursery unit of St. Agnes Hospital for the first 16 years in Baltimore, continuing her work as a full-time employee there for the next 21 years until her retirement. Her caregiving ways with 'her newborns' were a gift; co-workers would always praise her special touch! She had an incredible work ethic; always loyal, supportive and a wise team player. Isabel adored her family and doted on each and every member for all these years, helping out when things got tough and relishing the good times, both with a compassionate and joyful spirit always. Her life was always about giving; her servant's heart a true reflection of her faith in all her deeds. Elegant in her simplicity, a lady through and through! Her love of traveling took her to Spain, Madagascar, Ecuador, Benin, India, Guyana plus several visits to her native Argentina, always happy to reconnect with her extended family. In addition to her daughters, Sonia Carter of Winston-Salem, N.C. and Alicia Mandato of Timonium, Md., and son's- in-law Lee Carter and Stanley Holzman, her survivors include 3 granddaughters, Monica Justice from Kathmandu, Nepal, Viviana Carey from Ormond Beach, FL and Kelly Curington from Tampa, FL and 2 grandsons, Jackie Mandato from Los Angeles, CA and Tony Mandato also from Los Angeles, CA. Great-grandchildren, Vanessa Carey, Victoria Carey, Maiya Justice, Zack Curington and Gia Difazio Mandato. A Memorial Mass will be held in the Chapel of the Stella Maris Hospice, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Timonium, Md. 21093, on Friday October 5th at 11:00AM. Internment private. Suggested donations to Stella Maris Hospice in lieu of flowers.

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