BROOKLIN - Fairfield Goodale III, fondly known as Tad, age 64, died peacefully on May 24, 2014, at his home in Brooklin, Maine, surrounded by his loved ones. Tad was known as a kind, fun loving, and caring man to all. He was loved and highly respected for the integrity he brought to both his personal and business relationships.
Tad met his beloved wife of 42 years, Elizabeth Lindsay Hitch, in Richmond, Virginia, where he spent much of his youth. He graduated from St. Christopher's School in Richmond, and from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1973, and earned a Master of Fine Arts in Photography at Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York.
In 1995, Tad co-founded Compass Point Real Estate in Blue Hill, Maine, a company that still flourishes today. He was a member of the Hancock County Board of Realtors, served on the Brooklin Planning Board, and was a long standing board member of The Ark, in Cherryfield, Maine. Tad loved nature and being on the water and used his superb skills as a photographer to document both.
In addition to his wife, Lindsay, Tad is survived by his parents, Fairfield Goodale, M.D. and Mary Margaret Lyman Goodale of Duxbury, Massachusetts, and siblings Anna Goodale Peterson and husband Harvey, of Belfast, Maine, John Goodale and wife Martha of Groton, Massachusetts, Susan Goodale, M.D. and husband Chris Brown of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Timothy P. Goodale and wife Kathy of Belchertown, Massachusetts. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.
In lieu of flowers, Tad requested donations to the Belvedere Fund for the spaying and neutering of dogs and cats, Maine Community Foundation, 245 Main Street, Ellsworth, Maine 04605. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.