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Francis Wendell Goodwin

Born: Fri., Sep. 27, 1940
Died: Tue., Dec. 15, 2020

Funeral Service

Location: Private

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Francis “Wendell” Goodwin, 80, of Lakeville, MA passed away December 15, 2020.  He was the husband of the late Sally Ann (Chace) Goodwin who he married on June 10, 1961.

Born September 27, 1940 in Taunton, MA he was the son of the late Fredrick O. and Constance V. (Phillips) Goodwin.

Wendell worked in his younger years at his family farm “Godwin Brother’s Farm” in North Smithfield, RI and then worked as Director of Facilities for the Freetown Lakeville School System from 1963- 1996.  He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He was a member of the Carver Sportsman Club, the Beagle Club in Carver, the Paskamansett Beagle Club in Dartmouth, the High Hill Club in Dartmouth and the Bridgewater Beagle Club in Bridgewater.  He was also the very first dog officer in the Town of Lakeville.

He is survived by three children Greg Goodwin and his wife Laura, Wendy Tetreault and her husband Dennis and Kendra Moulton and her husband Michael; 8 grandchildren Codey Goodwin and his wife Rachel, Emely Mouton, Alexandre Moulton, Brook Tetreault, Bret Tetreault, Shelby Goodwin, Briana Goodwin and Steve Lawson; 2 great-grandchildren Makenna Goodwin and Christopher Hunt;2 brothers Bruce Goodwin and his wife Donna and Robert Goodwin; a sister Judith Desrosier; close friends Arnie Burnham, Raymond Reynolds, Barney and Betty Taylor, Dick Vigers and Jared and Cory Darling and several nieces and nephews.  He was also the brother of the late Butch Goodwin.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be given in Wendell’s name to:  Carver Sportsman Club, PO Box 14, South Carver, MA  02330 C/O Junior members.

All Services are private.

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Jim & Brenda Conant
   Posted Tue December 15, 2020
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

   Posted Tue December 15, 2020
So sorry to all for your loss. Your dad will always be remembered for the great man he was.

John Cusson
   Posted Tue December 15, 2020
So sorry for you’re family’s loss.

Deborah cataloni
   Posted Tue December 15, 2020
Wendy I am so sorry for your loss

Stephen Cabucio
   Posted Tue December 15, 2020
My condolences to your family. I live at the end of Plymouth Street enjoyed talking to Wendell when he used to drive his wheel chair down to the end of the street. We had a few laughs I had taken a year off from working he always enjoyed just hanging and watching me do various things around the yard. Rest in peach Wendell.

Greg Lee
   Posted Tue December 15, 2020
Condolences to all the Goodwin family. I knew Mr. Goodwin, when he was Director of Facilities, for Freetown-Lakeville schools. He was a good man, a true character, and very good at his job. His sense of humor and irony, and his pipe endeared him to many of us staff, at the high school. I am sorry to hear of his passing.
Greg Lee

Sue St.Amand.
   Posted Tue December 15, 2020
Greg, Wendy, Kendra

Sorry for your loss. I remembered working with Wendell in the school system.

May he RIP

Anthony and lumpy
   Posted Tue December 15, 2020
Bruce and I send our condolences.

Bud @Jayne Lind. Jayne Fisk
   Posted Tue December 15, 2020
We were married June 18 1961. Jayne is a Lakeville girl. Sorry for your loss . We always saw you mom an dad till we moved to Maine in 1986.

Nancy Babineau
   Posted Wed December 16, 2020
Greg and family. My Condolences to you and your family, so very sorry for your loss.

Karen Britland
   Posted Wed December 16, 2020
Heartfelt condolences on your father's passing. Know that you are in our thoughts.
Karen @ Apponequet

Elizabeth b coutinho
   Posted Wed December 16, 2020
so very sorry for your loss my God give you the strength you will need to go on, love you the coutinhos

JoAnn Ventura
   Posted Wed December 16, 2020
Such a good man. May he have peace. And be with Sally. Very sorry for you guys. My heart aches for your family. Love,strength and prayers.

John Vickery
   Posted Wed December 16, 2020
One of the most humble Man I've ever met, Greg carries this tradition on.

Kathleen Macedo
   Posted Thu December 17, 2020
I worked with Wendell for a number of years at Freetown-Lakeville. He was a wonderful man. I am sorry to hear of his passing. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Joyce Domingos
   Posted Fri December 18, 2020
I had the honor of knowing Wendell from school. He was the first person I’d see every day. He and Sally were wonderful, hard working people. He was a kind man and a compassionate family man. May he Rest In Peace. Deepest sympathies to his entire family!

Steve & Tilly Leconte
   Posted Sat December 19, 2020
To The Goodwin Family,

We are sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. He was a great man,a family friend & fellow hunter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

With Sympathy
Steve & Fully Leconte

Bob Dunn
   Posted Sun December 20, 2020
So sorry to hear of Wendell’s passing. My condolences to Wendell’s family. Wendell was my mentor for all things “Beagle” when I first entered the sport and I treasure the times I ran dogs with him at Bridgewater and Carver. I also treasure my times in the Goodwin kitchen with Wendell and Sally talking local politics, how to fix the school system, Swansea and the general Lakeville gossip of the day. I’ll always remember him with his ever present hat and pipe and good nature. Wendell was a genuine good man.

Jim Grasela Library Media Apponequet Reg HS
   Posted Sun December 20, 2020
With love and sympathy to the family I remember Wendell as a friend whenevr he stopped by the library at Apponequet. Wendell and I worked together to facilitate the new Library at Apponequet and with the many graduations held at Apponequet over the years until 2011.
I also remember his wife when she worked on the painting of the Library.

Good Peope. Pleasant Company
Will miss you

Jim Grasela

Jane Wrightington
   Posted Mon December 21, 2020
My heartfelt sincere and deepest sympathy to Wendell's family. I was very saddened to hear of his loss. Always had great conversations with Wendell regarding his many sports interests such as his fishing and hunting and, of course, always talking about his family. I worked with Wendell at the high school for many years and always considered him a good friend. He was a great guy and we will always remember him. Prayers and thoughts to the family.
Jane and Everett Wrightington

al bochman
   Posted Tue December 22, 2020
I met Wendell at the Middlle School where I taught for many years. HE was basically in charge of the whole facility and did a fantastic job. He took extreme care of the building and had become a really good friend. He always had a smile on his face and I spent many cups of coffe with him when time allowed. Since I grew up in the city before coming to Lakeville it was always refreshing to here about the country folklore. Rest in peace my friend and my his family be welland safe

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