Gerard V. Goodwin

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Gerard V. Goodwin

July 05, 1938 - February 04, 2019

Franklin - Gerard Goodwin passed away peacefully at home on February 4, 2019, in Franklin, ME, at the age of 80, after a four-year battle with bone marrow cancer. Gerard was born on July 5, 1938, in Franklin, ME, to Vernon Goodwin and Marguerite (Burke) Goodwin.
He owned and operated Goodwin Trucking, Inc., for more than 50 years.
He is survived by his wife, Judy (Willey) Goodwin; his son, Rusty, his wife, Tammy and their daughter, Mikaela ,of Franklin; two stepdaughters, Elaine Wood of Jonesboro, and Cathy Kirschner and her husband, John, of Augusta; seven stepgranddaughters, and two great-stepgranddaughters. Gerard will be missed by many others, along with his close friends, Scott Griffin, JR Wood, Manley Bragdon, and Roland Conroy. He will also be missed by this faithful shotgun rider, his dog, Katie.
Gerard had a passion for hunting, fishing and dancing. You could always find him at one of his favorite pond locations in the afternoon. Gerard had a clear vision for everything - right, wrong or indifferent, you knew where you stood.
Special thanks to all the wonderful caregivers that came in to his life during his illness.
A celebration of life will be in the spring.
Published on February 11, 2019
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Patricia Coombs
Feb 13, 2019
I hope you dance in heaven, you will be remembered for all the times you outbid People at the benefits you attended and then give the article to the other bidder .you had a big heart, you Will be missed by many
R. I. P.
Bob & Nancy King
Feb 13, 2019
So sorry for your loss, Judy. I remember my Dad and Gerard sitting in our kitchen talking. They enjoyed talking.
Larry Collins
Feb 13, 2019
So sorry for your loss he was one of a kind and will be missed dearly by many
Victoria and Ken Burtchell
Feb 13, 2019
We loved Herard coming to our rescue in 1999 to get his men to work overtime to prep our site and build our road into the wood lot we owned. We had 2 months to move but they did it. Got a trailer in and road in. So thankful for his hard work and dedication to help people in need. Always loved seeing his wife Judy at Shop n Save before she retired. High real people who set are great role models
David Hamilton
Feb 12, 2019
I am so sorry for the loss of a good friend. I will miss the many calls that Girard and I shared, the laughs and any complaints that we could think of. I send sympathy to the family for the loss of a husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
I shall miss you friend. Rest easy now.
Marie Benner
Feb 12, 2019
Will miss my dancing partner at all the benefits and jams. Even though I didn't get to see you and Judy much after moving back to Hermon from Sedgwick, I sure miss seeing you both.
Nancy Gott
Feb 12, 2019
I am sorry to hear of your loss. Gerard was a special person. Every-one that had the opportunity to interact with him, will never forget him. He really enjoyed trying to get people riled up. If Gerard did not like you, he was sure to let you know. But if you were able to try to get him going, and play along with him he would laugh. Nobody will be able to replace Gerard, he truly was special.
BARRY HARRIMAN
Feb 12, 2019
RIP GERARD sorry for your loss Rusty and family I have many memories of paving and building roads with u and your dad ILL never forget GOD BLESS YOU heart felt prayers coming your way
Ivan & Charlotte Higgins from Milo,Me.
Feb 12, 2019
Although we didn't know Gerard personally that well, the first time remember seeing him there was a fund raiser for our grandson Brandon Higgins ( RIP from brain cancer) held at Brooklin, Me. school. There was a few who got up dancing sure enough there was Gerard with his suppenders (another memory).Then not long after that we came in contact with him at Brewer,Me. Sunday afternoon dance at North Main ST. restaurant .What wonderful memories. May God be with you all. Dance on my friend.
Bess Carter
Feb 11, 2019
My whole family knew Gerard - he was always a part of Franklin life. I played a few cards with him in later years, with much enjoyment. Thinking of you, Judy, Rusty and Tammy, and the rest of the family.
Donna and Brian Abbott and Abbott clan
Feb 11, 2019
Judy, Rusty and Tammy and families, We remember Gerard well, seeing him at his mother's many times and at the their house when Margaruite stayed there for a while. We have a picture of our oldest son Benjie sitting in one of his dump trucks that was parked at the old place next to ours when Margaruite lived there. He was some one you didn't forget. Hoping you remember the good and funny times together and tuck them in your hearts for safe keeping. Fondly the Abbotts
David and Cindy Carney
Feb 11, 2019
Judy, Rusty, Tammy, and Mikaela, we send out deepest sympathy at this sad time. Hugs to all.