VEAZIE – Wallace L. Woodcock, 82, died June 2, 2006, after a brief illness. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Marie (Perry) Woodcock. He was born Nov. 13, 1923, in Lewiston, the son of Frederick and Nora (Sullivan) Woodcock. Wallace graduated in 1942 from John Bapst High School as valedictorian of his class. He then served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Third Armored Division as a medic where he received the Bronze Star for bravery during the Battle of the Bulge. Returning home, he attended the University of Maine at Orono, graduating in 1949, later earning his master’s degree. Wallace began his teaching career at Fort Fairfield High School where he became a dedicated teacher, coach and mentor. He moved to Bangor where he taught and acted as English department chairman at Bangor High School for many years, retiring in 1980. Surviving in addition to his wife, Marie; are his seven children, Ann Weiss of Hanson, Mass., Paul Woodcock of Bangor, Mary Johnson and her husband, Dr. Lawrence Johnson of Saranac Lake, N.Y., Nora Duff and her husband, Dale Duff, of Bangor, Theresa Hurd and her husband, Kenneth Hurd, of Bangor, Alice O’Donnell and her husband, Niall O’Donnell of Wakefield, England and Kelly Leadbetter and her husband, Scott Leadbetter, of Veazie; 16 grandchildren, whom he adored and they him; one sister, Jane Reid of Dexter; a brother-in-law, Byron Perry of Veazie and his wife, Mary; two sisters-in-law, Alice Ellsworth of Wiscassett and Beverly Perry of Alfred; many nieces and nephews, whom he also loved. Wallace’s family was the delight of his life. He especially enjoyed his retirement and the time he and his wife, Marie, spent with their grandchildren. Relatives and friends are welcome to call 4-7 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. A Mass and interment will be held later this summer.