HAVERHILL — Police Officer Kevin C. Woodman, 57, a lifelong resident of Haverhill, died unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 at Spaulding Rehab of the North Shore in Salem.
He was born in Haverhill on Aug. 17, 1953, son of the late Milton H. and Mary A. (Hodgman) Woodman. Kevin was educated in Haverhill, graduating from Haverhill High School with the class of 1972. He attended Bridgeton Academy in Maine, received his B.S. from Springfield College in 1994, and his Master's in Criminal Justice Administration from Springfield College in 1996.
Kevin had a passion and love for football, coaching most of his life. He coached throughout the Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire, including Haverhill YMCA, Whittier Voc-Tech, Phillips Academy Football Camp, Amesbury Youth Football, Amesbury H.S., Central Catholic H.S., Governor Dummer Academy, NH Wing T Football Camp, was the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Haverhill Recreation Football Camp, Haverhill Youth Football Organization, Brooks Academy, and Haverhill H.S. for many years.
Kevin was a member of the Massachusetts Police Assoc., Groveland Police Assoc., Haverhill Recreation Dept., Haverhill Touchdown Club, and was the Youth Football League Director from 2004-present. He was recently presented the "Community Spirit Award" for 10 years of service by the Haverhill Recreation Dept.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Darlene F. (Hileman) Woodman; children, Kyle A. Woodman, Kevin M. Woodman, Patricia M. Healey-Woodman and Keith A. Healey and his fiancee Alicia Cutrona, all of Haverhill; brothers, David A. Woodman and his wife Pamela A. of Hampstead, N.H., and Robert H. Woodman and his wife Jayne B. of Bradford; grandchildren, Kylie Cutrona and Jonathan Quigley, both of Haverhill; as well as several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Mass on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m. at St. James Church, Winter Street, Haverhill. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Haverhill. Calling hours at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill, will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Kevin C. Woodman Gift Account, c/o Haverhill Recreation Youth Football, 10 Welcome St., Haverhill, MA 01830. Condolences to his family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.