I have started this page as an effort to keep in memory the members of our family who have passed away.  I will keep it updated as I receive information or obituaries from all of you.  Please feel free to notify me of such information at any time by e-mailing me at this link.


Anne Marie (Goodhind) Sampson 8-8-16

Luella (Coyne) Finn 10-4-14

Arthur Daniel Goodhind 9-18-14

Virginia Ann (Goodhind) Pinard 5-2-14

Virginia May (Goodhind) Facto 2-16-13

Anne M. (Cleary) Goodhind  7-9-2012

Marion Amy (Goodhind) McGilpin  6-13-2012

Barbara Ann (Goodhind) Hussey  8-29-2011

Daniel Edward Goodhind  9-11-2010

Geraldine ("Jean") K. (Clark) Goodhind  8-26-2010

William ("Willie") F. Gray  3-17-2010

Albert ("Bucky") Goodhind  1-16-2010

Dorothy May (Goodhind) Andrews  6-16-2009

Dorothy Helen Goodhind 6-19-2007

Michael John Goodhind  4-30-2006

Helen Pearl (Croft) Woodruff  2-3-2006

Genevieve (Mientka) Goodhind  4-3-2005

Michael Edward (Masloski) Goodhind 12-1-97





Anne Marie (Goodhind) Sampson

PALMER - Anne Marie (Goodhind) Sampson, 60, currently of Warren, died on August 8, 2016 at Harrington Memorial Hospital.
Anne was born in Northampton, MA on October 28, 1955, daughter of the late Albert "Bucky" Goodhind and the late Anne M. (Cleary). She was predeceased by her brother Daniel E. Goodhind. Anne was an independent, fun loving, spirited woman, who lived life on her own terms. She will be remembered for her generosity and charitable acts which extended to the elderly and those who were alone and in need of an extra pair of hands.
Anne enjoyed working for the many people, who depended on her and Phillip for maintenance of their lawns, among other things. She was a devoted Patriots fan who never missed a Sunday afternoon game. Anne was married to Phillip Sampson for 25 years. She found joy in the family she and Phillip created together. She was a proud grandmother who delighted in her grandchildren's accomplishments.
Anne will be greatly missed by her husband, Phillip, their four children and their spouses, Jesse Sampson and his wife Sunny of West Warwick, RI, Brian Sampson and his wife Lynn of Citra, FL, Todd Sampson of Wilbraham and Robin Sampson of Boxford. She also leaves her sister Elizabeth Banas and her husband George of Belchertown, Debra Woods and her husband Robert of Palmer, Amy Lucia and her husband Richard of Bondsville, sister-in-law, Debra Goodhind of Bondsville, and brother-in-law, George Sampson of Springfield. Four grandchildren, Brian Sampson, Jr., Lauren Sampson, Annika Sampson and Ella Sampson as well as nieces and nephews, Robin Kikuchi of Boston, Matthew Banas of Brighton, Robert Woods, Jr., of Brandford, CT, Amber Woods of Palmer, Daniel Goodhind of Syracuse, NY, Michael Goodhind of Bondsville and Kevin Goodhind of Bondsville also survive her. Visitation will be Saturday, Aug. 13th from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Beers and Story Palmer Funeral Home.


   

Luella M. (Coyne) Finn

EASTHAMPTON - Luella M. (Coyne) Finn, 86, of Easthampton, passed away Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton.
She was born Feb. 6, 1929, in Albany, New York, the daughter of the late James F. and Luella M. (Goodhind) Coyne. Luella attended public schools in Hadley and went on to Northampton Commercial College. She married James B. Finn, May 10, 1949. After raising her children in Florence and Northampton she moved with her husband in 1980, making their home in Easthampton.
She was a member of the American Legion Dalton Lavalle Post 224 Auxiliary. She actively supported her husband, past Commander James "Bud" Finn who died in 2014. Luella was a lifetime contributor to St. Jude and Shriners Hospitals for children. Luella enjoyed bingo, bird watching, boating, collecting stuffed animals and Santa's (she had a quite a collection).
She enjoyed her family and will be missed. Luella is survived by one son, James B. Finn, Jr., and his wife Louise of Easthampton; two daughters, Ora E. Finn of Dudley, and Karla Jean DeLisle and her husband Glenn of Granby; twin sister Francis Rewa of New Jersey, and sister Marian Gray of Ashfield; seven grandchildren, Steven and Kristie Buckowski, Matthew Finn, Malcolm and Joshua Nierodzinski, Jenna Medina and her husband Hector and Meghan Lucia and her husband Mike; three great-grandchildren, Gavin and Ellery Buckowski and Jacoby Medina; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two brothers, James and Edward Coyne and one sister, Lillian Morrey.
Visiting hours will be Monday, Oct. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 Park St., Easthampton. Burial will be private in Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Agawam.
Memorial gifts in Luella's memory may be sent to Linda Manor Recreational Fund, 349 Haydenville Road, Leeds, MA 01053.


Arthur Daniel Goodhind

SHUTESBURY – We write with sadness the passing of our dad peacefully at home, Arthur, the last of 13 siblings, born March 2, 1930 in Pittsfield, the son of Henrietta and Murray.
Arthur leaves his loving wife of 60 years Barbara Farrick Goodhind, his four sons John and wife Elaine, Athur Jr. and friend Suzanne, Peter and wife Laurel, Paul and wife Evelynn, his grandchildren Arthur III, Mark, Jason, Tessa, Joshua, Jordan, Evan, his great grandchildren Eric and Graham.
Arthur served proudly in the US Army during the Korean War, enlisted Dec. 1948 discharged Feb. 1950, called back to duty in Oct. 1950 discharged Aug. 1951 with rank of PFC.
A quiet and caring man, his passion in life was cooking, a well-respected chef in fine dining in many well-known restaurants in the Pioneer Valley during the 1950s and 60s.
His hobby of some 70 years was building balsa wood airplanes. More than 60+ planes are displayed in his Shutesbury home.
Arthur is predeceased by his 12 siblings Luella, Malcom, Murray, Dorothy, John, Edward, Richard, Virginia, Charlotte, Gilbert, Lorena, and Albert.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 10:00am at Douglass Funeral Service in Amherst. Burial will follow at West Cemetery in Shutesbury. Calling hours will be Monday from 4:00–7:00pm at Douglass Funeral Service.
Memorial gifts may be left in Dad's memory to the Shutesbury Fire Dept. Obituary and Memorial Register at www.douglassfuneral.com

[His four sons may not be aware of it, but Uncle Art was born in an ambulance traveling from Hinsdale, Massachusetts to the nearest hospital at Pittsfield. My grandmother (his mother) told me he was born just after they crossed a small bridge beyond the Crane paper mill entering the Pittsfield village of Colstville, the only one of her 13 children to be born in an ambulance. That was 1930. - TSG]
Virginia Ann (Goodhind) Pinard

EASTHAMPTON - Virginia (Goodhind) Pinard, 69, of Northampton Street, passed away at her home Friday, May 2, 2014.
She was born in Northampton and is the daughter of the late Murray and Geraldine (Clark) Goodhind.
Virginia was a CNA for the former Hampshire County Long Term Care and previously had worked for JP Stevens as a quality control inspector. She is a communicant of Our Lady of The Valley Church and the former Notre Dame Church. She is an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan.
Virginia leaves her husband of 51 years James O. Pinard; two sons, James T. Pinard and his longtime companion Cathy Desrochers of Chicopee, and Mark P. Pinard of Easthampton; two daughters, Sharon L. Finn and her husband Michael of Southampton, and Susan M. Hartwright of Easthampton; her brothers, Bob Goodhind and his wife Gini of Maine, Murray Goodhind III of Greenfield and David Goodhind and his wife Lynn of Amherst; her grandchildren Phillip Hartwright and Angela Finn; and a great-grandson Jackson Ryder Hartwright.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday May 6, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Boucher-O'Brien Funeral Home, 7 Pleasant Street, Easthampton, followed with burial in Brookside Cemetery. Calling hours are Monday, May 5, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The Pinard family wishes to thank Bay State Hospice for all Virginia's compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Massachusetts, The Schrafft Center, 529 Main Street, Suite 1M17, Boston, MA 02129 or the National MS Society Greater New England Chapter, P.O. Box 845945, Boston, MA 02284


Virginia May (Goodhind) Facto

EASTHAMPTON - Virginia (Goodhind) Facto, 90, of South Street, passed away Feb. 16, 2013, at Overlook at Northampton. Born in Lee, the daughter of the late Murray and Henrietta (Hawver) Goodhind, Virginia had worked as a nurse's aid at the former Northampton State Hospital and was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. She was married to the late Louis W. Facto who passed away in 1978. Virginia leaves her five children, William Facto, Robert Facto, Laurie Champagne, Linda Harrison and Karen Picard all of Easthampton; a brother Arthur Goodhind of Shutesbury; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Her funeral will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Boucher-O'Brien Funeral Home, 7 Pleasant St., Easthampton, followed by burial at Brookside Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. The family of Virginia would like to thank the Lathrop Home and Overlook at Northampton for their kind and compassionate care. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, New England Division, 59 Bobala Drive, Holyoke, MA 01040. Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on February 19, 2013.

Anne M. (Cleary) Goodhind

PALMER, MA - Anne M. (Cleary) Goodhind, 80, of Wilbraham St died on July 9, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center. Born May 19, 1932 in Northampton, MA, she was the daughter of Wilbur E. Cleary and Mary (Clark). Anne and her husband, Albert "Bucky", of 60 years, owned and operated the Town House Restaurant in Palmer for 30 years. She will be greatly missed by her children: Elizabeth Banas and husband George of Belchertown, Debra Woods and her husband Robert of Palmer, Anne Sampson and her husband Phillip, and Amy Lucia and her husband Richard all of Palmer. She also leaves 9 grandchildren: Robin Banas, Matthew Banas, Daniel Goodhind, Michael Goodhind, Kevin Goodhind, Robert Woods, Jr., Amber Woods, Brian Sampson and Jesse Sampson as well as 4 great grandchildren: Brian, Lauren, Annika, and Ella Sampson and brother, Edward Cleary of Lorton, VA. Anne was preceded in death by her husband "Bucky" in 2010, son Daniel in 2010 and siblings Margaret Lietl, Roger Cleary, and Helene Polom. Services will be privately held at Beers & Story Palmer Funeral Home. Donations may be made in her memory to NE Patriot Charitable Foundation, One Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA 02035. For more details please visit: www.beersandstory.com.

Marion Amy (Goodhind) McGilpin

WESTFIELD, MA - Marion Amy McGilpin died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at her daughter's home in Southampton, MA after living a long and rich life. Born April 8, 1922 in Westfield, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Annie (Gibbons) Goodhind. She graduated from Westfield High School in 1940. Her husband of many years, Russell W. McGilpin, predeceased her in 1987. Amy was active in the Church of the Atonement serving on the Alter Guild, Vestry, teaching Sunday School and the Strawberry Festival Committee. She also was a volunteer at Noble Hospital for many years, recognized for her large number of volunteer hours. She is survived by her daughter Lucinda "Cindy" (McGilpin) Palmer and her husband Edward Palmer of Southampton, her son Gerald W. McGilpin of Westfield, her five grandchildren, Ashley, Rory and his wife Beth (Honeyman), Bonnie, Julie and Coleen, two great-grandchildren Evelyn and Seeley. She was predeceased by her sister Barbara Hussey in 2011. The funeral for Amy will be held on Saturday, June 16th at 11 am in the Church of the Atonement, 36 Court Street, Westfield, MA. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery. A calling hour will precede the service in the church from 10-11 am. The family wishes to thank the many loving caregivers over the last several years, at the American Inn and the Calvin Coolidge Nursing Home and Baystate Hospice. A very special thanks to Martha Woolfork, a constant friend and dear companion to their mother. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Baystate Hospice, 50 Maple Street, Springfield, MA 01102 are suggested.

Barbara Anne (Goodhind) Hussey

DERRY, NH - Barbara Anne Hussey, 85, of Derry, NH passed away Monday August 29, 2011 at the Community Hospice House of Merrimack surrounded by her family. She was born on August 28, 1926 in Westfield, MA, a daughter of the late Arthur F. and Annie W. (Gibbons) Goodhind. She was a resident of Derry since 1968, formerly living in Medfield, MA
Barbara Anne was an avid golfer and was a member of Hoodkroft Golf Course, Derry. She was also a member of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Derry and former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, South Bend, IN. Barbara Anne had simple needs, a strong faith and values, and considered her family and friends most important.
She is survived by her three children, Cheryl Crockett and her husband Tim of Brunswick, ME, Neil Hussey and his wife Terry of Alton, NH, and Linda Ricard and her husband Ron of Nashua, NH, seven grandchildren, one great-grandson, her sister, Amy McGilpin of Westfield, and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday September 1, 2011 from 4 - 7 pm in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:00 am at the E. Hampstead Union Church, 225 East Main St., Route 121A, E. Hampstead, NH. Burial will follow in Edgewood Cemetery, Nashua, NH. Memorial contributions may be made in Barbara’s memory to the Community Hospice House of Merrimack, 210 Naticook Rd., Merrimack, NH 03054.

Daniel Edward Goodhind

BONDSVILLE, MA - Daniel E. Goodhind, 58, passed away on September 11, 2010. He was born May 21, 1952, in Northampton, MA son of the late Albert ”Bucky” Goodhind and Anne M. (Cleary) Goodhind of Palmer. He was drafted during Vietnam and served his country in the US Army. Daniel was raised in Palmer and was employed as a locomotive engineer for the Mass. Central Railroad in Palmer for twelve years. He has worked for a total of 31 years for the railroad service. Besides his mother Anne, he will be missed by his loving wife of 32 years Deborah L. (Olson) Goodhind and three sons Daniel J. of Syracuse, NY , Michael A. and Kevin M., both of Bondsville. He also leaves four sisters Elizabeth Banas of Southbridge, Debra Woods of Palmer, Anne Sampson of Three Rivers and Amy Lucia of Bondsville. The family invites everyone to join them in a Celebration of Daniel’s Life on Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 at Amvets in Three Rivers from 6:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. This is a casual event. The only ties allowed will be tie-dyes, just the way Danny would have wanted it. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to Top Floor Learning, 1455 N. Main St., Palmer, 01069 or Greenpeace, 240 Elm St, #B, Somerville, MA, 02144-2935. Beers & Story Palmer Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.


Geraldine ("Jean") K. (Clark) Goodhind

EASTHAMPTON, MA - Geraldine K. (Clark) Goodhind, 87, of the Dickinson Court on Liberty Street, Easthampton, passed away Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at the Overlook of Northampton Nursing Facility, in Leeds.
She was born in New Salem on April 19, 1923, the daughter of the late William and Mulvine (Ponusky) Clark. She was educated in the Amherst schools and was a graduate of the Amherst High School, class of 1942. Geraldine had been employed at the Townhouse Restaurant in Amherst for many years and later owned and operated with her husband the former Kenney's Restaurant in Northampton for 10 years. On her retirement, they moved to Easthampton, where she has lived and remained very civically active ever since. Upon her beloved husband Murray Goodhind's death in 1991, Geraldine moved to her Liberty Street home, where she organized and enjoyed playing bingo with and baking for all of her neighbors at Dickinson Court. In her time there she was also very proud of her gardening, particularly of her tomatoes and flowers. Geraldine also became involved in various community organizations at the Easthampton Senior Center; among them were the Easthampton Triad, the senior's Food Program, and helping to organize many senior bus trips.
Geraldine is survived by her loving children Virginia Pinard of Easthampton, Robert of Lake View Plantation, Maine, Murray of Greenfield, and David of South Amherst; her caring brother and sister, William Clark and Phyllis Cote, both of Shutesbury; her 10 cherished grandchildren; her six adored great-grandchildren, and her many nieces and nephews. Her brother, Melvin Clark, predeceased Geraldine.
Funeral services will be held Monday, 11 a.m. at the O'Brien Funeral Home, 17 Clark St., followed by burial in the Brookside Cemetery, both in Easthampton. Calling hours will be Sunday, 3-6 p.m. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers can be made to the Patients Activity fund, care of the Overlook of Northampton, 222 River Road, Leeds, MA 01052. The family of Mrs. Goodhind would like to express their sincere thanks to the doctors and staff of Cooley Dickinson Hospital and the Overlook of Northampton, East Wing for all comfort and support they have provided in these difficult last days for their beloved mother.

William ("Willie") F. Gray

ASHFIELD, MA -- William F. (Willie) Gray, 84, owner of Gray's Farm and Sugarhouse, died Wednesday (3-17-10) at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield.
Willie was born on May 26, 1925, in Montague, the son of Frank and Elizabeth (Eno) Gray. He attended local schools and graduated from Sanderson Academy. He lived his entire life on the farm on Barnes Road, and when he wasn't farming, maple sugaring, house painting, or slate roofing, he was out helping his neighbors and friends. His favorite pastimes were fishing and playing his harmonica. Willie was a member of the former Ashfield Grange and Massachusetts Maple Producers Association.
A beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, he is survived by his wife, the former Marian Coyne; one daughter, Doris McAleavey and her husband Patrick of Watertown; four sons: Carl and his wife Kathryn of Wheaton, Ill., Warren and his wife Susan of Plainfield, Raymond and his wife Marsha, and Lyle and his wife Heather, all of Ashfield; 11 grandchildren: Christopher, Timothy, Jonathan, Curtis, Travis, Shanna, Lucas, Nicholas, Brendon, Brianna, and Zachariah Gray; four great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He also leaves a sister, Eunice Kavanagh and her husband Dean of Longmeadow.
William was predeceased by a brother Stephen Gray and a sister Irene Merriam.
An open house will be held this Saturday, March 27, 2010, at Gray's Sugarhouse on Barnes Road in Ashfield from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be a brief time for prayer at 1 p.m. The sharing of memories celebrating Willie's life will continue throughout the afternoon.
There will be a private burial at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent payable to the Annual Ashfield Spring Fishing Derby, held each year at Gray's Farm, to Russell Williams, P.O. Box 326, Ashfield, MA 01330.
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home, 104 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls.

Albert "Bucky" Goodhind

PALMER, MA - Albert "Bucky" Goodhind , 78, of Wilbraham St. died on January 16, 2010 surrounded by his family.
Born March 1, 1931 in Canaan, NY, Bucky was the son of Murray M. Goodhind and Henrietta M. (Hawver). For 30 years, Bucky and his wife Anne, owned and operated the Town House Restaurant in Palmer.
He will be missed by his wife of 60 years, Anne M. (Cleary) along with his children Elizabeth Banas and husband George of Southbridge, Daniel Goodhind and wife Deborah of Palmer, Debra Woods and husband Robert of Windsor, CT, Anne Marie Sampson and husband Phillip of Palmer, Amy Lucia and husband Richard of Palmer along with 9 grandchildren, Robin Banas-Swain, Matthew Banas, Daniel Goodhind, Jr., Michael Goodhind, Kevin Goodhind, Robert Woods, Jr. Amber Woods, Brian and his wife Lynn Sampson, Jesse and his wife Sunny Sampson, 3 great grandchildren, Brian Sampson, Jr., Lauren Sampson, Annika Sampson. Bucky was the youngest of 13, surviving are a brother, Arthur Goodhind of Shutesbury, and sister, Virginia Facto of Northampton.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with a service of remembrance to begin at 7:00 p.m. at Beers & Story Palmer Funeral Home.
For those wishing donations may be made in his memory to either assist in the Haiti relief fund or Quaboag Valley VNA & Hospice, 42B Wright St., Palmer, MA 01069.

Dorothy May (Goodhind) Andrews

WESTFIELD, MA - Dorothy May (Goodhind) Andrews, 86, of this city died Tuesday [June 16, 2009] at home after a long illness.  She was married for 58 years to Roger N. Andrews who died in 2007.  Dorothy was born in Westfield, daughter of the late Alfred E. and Hazel R. (Otto) Goodhind Stange, stepdaughter of the late Ferdinand Stange, and beloved niece of the late Stephen A. and Myrtle M. (Otto) Palmer.  Dorothy lived in several cities and towns in Massachusetts during her childhood and graduated valedictorian of the 1941 class of Palmer (MA) High School.  She was a 1945 graduate of Simmons College, Boston, MA.  After graduation, she began working at the Colton Insurance Agency of Westfield, retiring in 1985.  Dorothy was a longtime member of the First Congregational Church of Westfield and “Group 2” of its Women’s Fellowship.  Dorothy and her husband and children enjoyed traveling and took many trips throughout the U.S. and Europe.  She was especially touched by a trip to Normandy during the 50th anniversary year of the June 1944 D-Day invasion.  She was a summer resident of Hampton Beach, NH for 51 years.  Dorothy is survived by her two daughters Susan L. (Andrews) Polumbo of Suffield, CT and Sally M. Andrews of Wilmington, MA, her son-in-law, John Polumbo of Suffield, CT, her grandson Mark A. Polumbo and his wife Shaney (Greene) Polumbo of Boston, MA, her grandson Gregory J. Polumbo of Boston, MA, and her much loved cousin, Paul S. Palmer of Springfield, MA.  She was predeceased by her other close cousin, Aldrick A. Palmer of Somers, CT.  Funeral services for Dorothy will be held Friday at 11 AM at First Congregational Church, 18 Broad St., Westfield.  Burial will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery.  Calling hours at the Firtion-Adams Funeral Service, 76 Broad St., Westfield will be on Thursday from 4 pm until 7 pm.  Donations may be made to First Congregational Church, 18 Broad St., Westfield, MA 01085.


Dorothy Helen Goodhind

AMHERST, MA – Dorothy Helen Goodhind, 90, of 67 North Whitney Street, passed away quietly at home in the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 19 (2007).  She is missed already more than words can say. 
She was born December 24, 1916 in Adams, MA to Murray M. Goodhind and Henrietta M. Hawver, the fourth of 13 children.  She attended schools in Massachusetts and Chatham, NY. 
Never married, Dorothy made her home with her parents until her father died in 1956, then with her mother until she died in 1981; thereafter, she had made her home in Amherst with her sister Ginny for over 25 years. 
Aunt Dot worked hard all her life.  During World War II, she and her sister Ginny made rifles at the Springfield Armory.  She worked as a cook for Kane’s Nursing Home in Amherst for 20 years until it closed.  Her last position before finally retiring was as a cook for the UMASS sorority Sigma Kappa on Allen Street.  But without a doubt, her most important job was as the “glue” that has held our large, growing family together over the years.  She enjoyed cooking, crossword puzzles, watching golf and tennis on television, and was a life-long fan of the Red Sox.  She was a great lover of cats of any kind.  Being born on Christmas Eve Day and being one of 13 children, she was often asked over the years if she ever felt shortchanged on birthday celebrations; she always had the same firm reply: “Never!” 
Survivors include her sister, Virginia M. Facto of Amherst, her brothers Arthur D. Goodhind and his wife Barbara of Shutesbury, and Albert “Bucky” Goodhind and his wife Anne of Palmer, her sister-in-laws Jean Goodhind of Easthampton and Patricia Goodhind of Dupont, WA.  She has 70 nieces and nephews, including Timothy Goodhind and his wife Susan of Sunderland, Patrick Masloski and his wife Deborah of Westfield and niece-in-law Barbara Goodhind of Hatfield, widow of Michael.  There are dozens of grandnieces and nephews.  Dorothy is also survived by her very dearest of friends, Denise-Renee Barberet of Amherst.  Dorothy was predeceased by her brothers Malcolm and his wife Marjorie, Murray Jr., John and his wife Marion, Edward and his wife Genevieve, Richard and his wife Anne, and Gilbert Goodhind, and her sisters Luella Coyne and her husband Jim, Charlotte Masloski and Lorena Goodhind. 
Calling hours will be at Wrisley Funeral Home, Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield on Thursday evening from 5-8 p.m. and again from 10-11 a.m. on Friday.  A short service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. prior to burial at South Amherst cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dakin Animal Shelter, 163 Montague Road, Leverett, MA  01054 or Baystate VNA & Hospice, 101 Munson St., PO Box 1558, Greenfield, MA  01302.

Michael John Goodhind

Michael John Goodhind of Erving, MA passed away recently.  His obituary from The Recorder (Greenfield, MA, May 2, 2006) read this way:

"Michael J. Goodhind, 49, of Erving died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at home surrounded by his wife and family.  Born in Northampton, June 26, 1956, he was the son of the late John R. and Marion (Gralenski) Goodhind.  Michael was a 1975 graduate of Amherst Regional High School.  He worked for more than 30 years at Stop & Shop..  He was an avid motorcyclist, an artist and enjoyed home carpentry and repair.  He is survived by his wife, Frances K. Pekala of Erving; three sisters, Kathleen Picotte of Richmond, NH, Barbara Stockwell of Pelham and Terry Goodhind of Wendell; an aunt, Barbara Goodhind of Shutesbury, who helped with his care, and many nieces and nephews.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, May 4, at 9 a.m. in Most Holy Redeemer Church, Hadley.  Calling hours at the Douglass Funeral Service, 87 North Pleasant St., Amherst, will be from 5 to 8 p.m.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Baystate VNA & Hospice, 50 Maple St., Springfield, MA  01102."

Helen Pearl (Croft) Woodruff

This obituary was passed along to me from the London (Ontario) Free Press by Michael Turner:

WOODRUFF At University Hospital, London, on Friday, February 3, 2006.  Helen Peaarl Woodruf (nee Croft) in her 88th year.  Beloved wife of the late Harold Earl Woodruff.>  Loving mother of Patricia Rose and her husband James Ferguson of Windsor, Lionel William Woodruff of Vancouver, B.C., and Donna Lynn Woodruff of London.  Predeceased by her brothers Arthur and Earl and sisters Mildred, Lillian, and Lois.  Survived by her brother Milton of Halifax, N.S., and his wife Maxine.  Dear grandmother of James Ferguson Jr. and his wife Catherine and of Carolyn and her husband Dan Laton.  Great grandmother of Mikaela and Ross Ferguson and Chantal and Julia Laton.  Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 3781 Dundas Street (between Waterloo and Colbourne Street), on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. and on Wednesday from 10-11 A.M.  Funeral service will be held in the Logan Chapel on Wednesday February 8, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. David McKane of First St. Andrews United Church officiating.  Interment in Woodland Cemetery.  Friends who wish to make memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation.  Online condolences can be expressed at www.loganfh.ca  A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Mrs. Woodruff.

Genevieve (Mientka) Goodhind

The following is her obituary from a local newspaper:

Genevieve (Mientka) Goodhind, 86 years young, of Springfield and wife of the late Edward Goodhind Sr., a long-time resident of Springfield died peacefully at home with her family by her side on Sunday, April 3, 2005 following a long illness. Born in Holyoke, MA on June 16, 1918, she was the daughter of Michael and Mary (Haduch) Mientka. Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by 2 sons, Gene and Charles Goodhind. She leaves a son, Edward S. Goodhind, Jr. and his wife Amy of South Burlington, VT, a daughter, Linda Goodhind of Springfield; 5 grandsons, Richard Goodhind, Rodger Goodhind, Robin Goodhind, Brian Goodhind, and Dean Merrick; great grandchildren, Cassie, Chad, C.J., Micah, Colin, Ashlyne, Bryson, and Braydon; a niece, Barbara O'Malley and a nephew, Buddy Mientka. She will be greatly missed by all.

Thanks to Janet Takishita of Hawaii for passing this information along.

Michael Edward (Masloski) Goodhind

HATFIELD, MA - Michael E. Goodhind, 53, of 21 Straights Road died Monday (12-1-97) at Hartford Hospital. He was an oil-burner technican for National Heating-Noonan Energy Co. Born in Northampton, he was a 1962 graduate of Amherst High School. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He worshipped at the Holy Name of Jesus Polish National Catholic Church, and belonged to the Pioneer Valley Chapter of the National Association of Service Managers. He leaves his wife, Barbara (Demara) Goodhind of Hatfield; a daughter, Lisa Goodhind of Hatfield; twins, Timothy Masloski of Gill, and Patrick Masloski of Westfield; five nephews, and a niece. The funeral will be Saturday morning at Wrisley Funeral Home and the church, with the burial in the parish cemetery. The calling hours are at Friday afternoon and evening, and memorial contributions may be made to the Capital Improvement Fund, Holy Name of Jesus Church, Thayer Street, South Deerfield, 01373.


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