John A. Goodwin

Died: 2017-05-09
Resided in: Middleton, MA
Viewing type: Visitation
Viewing location: Mackey FH Rt 114, 128 S. Main St. Middleton
Viewing date: 2017-05-12 / 4pm-7pm
Service type: Memorial
Service date: 2017-05-20 / 2pm
Service location: Trinity Episcopal, Topsfield, MA
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Contributions: In lieu of flowers Donation to the Foundation of Praise PO Box 2518, Escondido, CA 92003-2518

John A. Goodwin, Professional Land Surveyor, of Middleton left us Tuesday for a better place. Since moving to Middleton in 1961 he was very active serving the community. Civically he served in the U.S. Army, had been a member of the Jaycees, Kiwanis, the American Legion and the Masons, was a member of the Planning Board for Middleton's original master plan and the Northshore Regional Vocational Technical School Planning Committee and recently served on the Middleton Board of Health. He volunteered his land surveyor knowledge to the Board of Assessors. Spiritually he demonstrated his faith through tutoring at the Middleton Jail, answering calls for The Samaritans in North Andover, serving as a Junior Warden and Befriender at Trinity Episcopal Church in Topsfield and welcoming many disadvantaged people into his home. He and his wife spent Tuesdays volunteering at Bread and Roses , a soup kitchen in Lawrence, for 13 years. He's was a Scout Master, and Little League Coach. In an era past, he motivated local teenagers to participate in blood drives as well. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Joanne (Sue) Goodwin, sons Warren Goodwin , Peter Goodwin and his wife Janice, and Stephen Goodwin all of Middleton and daughter Meredith Goodwin and her wife Julie Wright of Westminster as well as grandchildren Matthew, Derek and Jessica of Middleton and Nicholas Goodwin of Austin, Texas. He was pre deceased by his loving foster son David Wentworth.

In lieu of flowers Donation to the Foundation of Praise PO Box 2518, Escondido, CA 92003-2518 are appreciated. Visiting hours Friday from 4-7pm. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday May 20th at Trinity Episcopal Church, Topsfield, MA. at 2 pm.


God bless all...
He was a man with a big heart who always tried to do the right thing and teach/help others along the way.
Dear Sue. I was very sad to hear of John's passing. Prayers to you and your family. He was a good man and will be sorely missed.
John was a wonderful man and did so much for the Town of Middleton and other communities. He will be missed. RIP John.
My prayers and thoughts are with the Goodwin family. Mike Keefe
Dear Goodwins, I remember John well from the years we were neighbors. He was always such a nice person (and funny too) to me when I was a kid. This is a beautiful obituary. Ellen Spencer

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