Bill was that kind of man that once a person met him, he was unforgetable. I was in the classes behind Bill but he always went out of his way to say hi.
I extend my deepest condolence to the family. May Bill rest in a well deserved peace.
I have such find memories working for Bill at camp romaca. He was a terrific guy and a great teacher. I'm sad to hear he is gone and send sympathy to young bill, Deneen and Donna.
Donna deneen and bill,
I kmow you already know how i felt about Bill. My heart is so sad yet i am so grateful for every summer i saw him. I dont think there has been a year that has gone by since 1971 that i was not afforded the opportunity to get my tremendous hug kiss and great old stories from bill. His memory will be forever engraved in my heart. I know one day you will be able to smile through your tears with loving happy memories.
May you rest in peace knowing you were loved and admired by many. Prayers will be on going for you. Love, Mary Cornwell Goerlach
One of the nicest memories I have of your dad was his talking about the baby roses he associated with you, Deneen.
To the Goddard Family...
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thought are with you all.
A wonderful man who made everyone feel like an old time friend. May he rest in peace.
Sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Bill was the first person to welcome us to Hinsdale and he was a wonderful resource for us as we learned how to run a campground. We will miss you. Fernwood Forest Campground
Oh my God. I was so very sad to hear of the passing of Bill. He really made Camp Romaca a very special place to be. He will truly be missed. Donna, Daneen , and Billy my sympathies are with you
As a camp doctor at Romaca for 9 years, I knew Bill as a kind, caring and most decent man. Always with a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone, no job was too big or too small for Bill. My sympathies go out to the family of this man of extraordinary character.
A great guy & family friend !
Great memories on our farm in Hinsdale where BILL, Bob & Bud worked summers for my Dad & where all 3 celebrated their enlistment to the Marine's! All great guys!
Very sad to read of BILL's pasting. Deepest sympathy to BILL's family.
Bill's family, so sorry to hear of your loss. I have not seen Bill in a long time. He worked on my Father's (Dave Musante) farm when he was a teenager. I always looked up to him as a fun guy and a great friend. He and his buddies joined the Marines together. He looked so great in his dress uniform! The Goddard Family was our friends as long as I can remember. From all the entries here, it sounds like Bill was the great guy I remember his whole life. Sincere sympathies to all the Goddards. Marie
Iam Jeff Saltz"s mom. My husband and I had the pleasure of knowing your dad, for the past 20 years. He was a was a sweet and wonderful man. ,/ and will be misses by many.
Audrey and Kal Lewis
Deneen and Family,
Please know you are in our thougths and prayers. Please be with you and your family.
Bill Goddard was a good man and well respected. He will be missed by his fellow Marines. He served his country
well. Semper Fi
Sorry I was unable to attend Bill's services - just know that my thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.
I'm so sorry to hear this! I worked my very first job at Camp Romaca in 1986 & remember Bill as a great guy!!
Bill and Family
So sorry about your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
To the Goddard Family- I will miss your Dad, he was quite the man, old school 100%- We had some great conversation, he had a good life, and I think he would say to you " Grieve not for Me" remember the best times, the laughter, the song, and the good life I lived while I was strong.
So Long Bill: You were always a real smart Guy and a Good Guy.
I cannot imagine how painful this is for you. I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I had the right words, just know I am here to help in any way I can. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Donna and family, So sorry for your loss.Bill was a wonderful man and will be missed. Carol Allen (HISC)
To the entire Goddard Family I extended my deepest sympathies during this difficult time. Five of my seven sibilings worked at Romaca in the 80's and gained a great work ethic and lots of memories. More than that, we had gained a father-figure and mentor for which I will always be grateful.
Bill meant so much, to so many.
May he Rest in Peace.
I'll miss you Bill.I know you are watching over us.To Ed,John and Joel my deepest sympathies Harvey D
We never got to meet him, but we sure heard all about him through Deneen. He sounded like quite a man! Deneen was so proud to have him as her Dad. Peace and lots of prayer to all of the family from us.
I think half of the Town worked .for Bill at one camp or another. A .well respected man. May he rest in peace. Dick & Marilyn Eastland
Donna. Even after all of these years you are always in my heart. One takes for granted that wonderful people will be granted long lives filled with love. Bill was too young at 74 but he lived an extraordinary life and touched many as he walked through he life. Thinking of you and your family at this sad time. So many memories. Love,
To The Goddard Family I was very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. It's never easy losing a loved one. Hold tight to all the memories you hold close to your heart.
Dear Deneen, I spent as much time with your family as I did with my own growing up. Your dad(and mom) always treated me like their "other daughter!" I offer you, and your family, my deepest sympathy.
It is with great sadness that we have learned of Bill's passing. His service to his community, his devotion to the camp and his humor will be missed by all he touched. Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.
Sorry to hear about your brother Bill
My condolences to the family. Enjoyed working and knowing Bill during my Greylock summers, 65-74 and the Romaca summers of 75-76. Sweet man who I got to spend further time with during my daughter's (Andrea) days at Romaca 88-96. My sincere sympathies to Donna and the family.
Dear Goddard family, Thank you so much for sharing Papabear with Camp Romaca. Just thinking of him puts a smile on my face. He truly was.one in a million. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Romaca 1979-1984. Ilissa Barrie
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF BILL...MY THOUGHTS TO ALL...
BILL WAS AN ICON TO THE TOWN OF HINSDALE.....
My thoughts and prayers are with the Goddard family. Bill was the kind of person who worked hard and gave 100% of himself in everything he put his hands to. He was kind and sincere because it was the right thing to do, and he was a loyal and loving family man. I'm so grateful that God gave me the opportunity to have Bill in my life. My life has been blessed because he was in it. I will miss you very much, my dear friend.
to Donna,Billy and Deneen our thoughts and prayers are with you in your sorrow.I can't express my thoughts in words at hearing of his passing.
ALL I CAN SAY AT THIS TIME IS THAT HE WAS ONE HELL OF A MAN AND A GOOD FRIEND THRU THE YEARS OOHRAH! MARINE
My deepest sympathies to the entire Goddard family. Bill had such an incredible impact on so many peoples lives. I will miss the chats, his advice, that unique sense of humor, but most of all just seeing Bill around camp. Rest in Peace "Papa Bear", we are all better for having you in our lives! Thank you for making our Summer Home such a special place.
Dear Donna & Family,
Please accept my condolence's at this time of sorrow. Bill and me became best of friends while attending school in Hinsdale and Stockbridge, Ma.Also we remained friends while both serving in the U.S.Marines. We will always be brothers and Bill will never be forgotten in my prayers. Thank you Bill for
being a loyal friend in our younger years and thank you for serving our great country..
The sweetest kindest man, Pappa Bear you will be missed so much. I spent many an hour chatting to you and you used to laugh at my funny English accent. Deepest sympathy to your family.
To the Goddard Family,
My deepest sympathy on the loss of a wonderful man. I so enjoyed the time spent with Bill as a camper and trainee/floater at Romaca from 1974-1977.
Will always remember Bill for his great sense of humour, love and best wishes to Deneen and her family. My thoughts are with you.
I know what he meant to you and I am sorry for the loss to your family. He left quite a legacy as I am sure you will. You were taught by the greatest.
Deneen, my love and best thoughts are with you and your family.
Dear bill, thank you for the years at romaca. I learned a lot from you spending my summers there. Was always good to see you and just have a chat during camp. You will be missed by many around the world. My deepest condolences to the family and friends.
With deepest sympathy to the Goddard family. Bill will be greatly missed.
Dear Deneen, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Your dad seemed like a lovely person well thought of and respected by many people who have expressed their thoughts and memories. You and your family are often in my thoughts during this sad time Mo xxx
Thoughts and prayers are with the Goddard family. Bill meant so much to Camp Romaca and he was one of my all-time favorite people. He will be missed and always remembered.
Deneen, I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. In the coming weeks, months, and years I hope you are all comforted by your wonderful memories. You are certainly blessed to have such a wonderful man as your father. xoxoxo
To those who knew Bill, just to say his name brought instant smiles. To those who didn't have that pleasure, there will never be enough words or time to describe this wonderful man.
The Lein Family of Camp Emerson is already missing their good friend Bill. To the entire Goddard Family our thoughts are with you.
Donna, Deneen & Billy, Dave & I are so sorry for your loss, He was a Great Man, & A Friend to both of us.Love the Swails
Extending my deepest condolences. I did not know him except that I grew to love him through my daughter Barbara - who met and loved him working with him at Camp Romaca.
To Deneen and the entire family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
To the family of William Goddard: Emmet and I have lost a dear friend. We will miss Bill very much and his memory will remain forever in our hearts, and we have so may wonderful memories. to Bill Jr.and Deneen, you are the most wonderful people and are a testament to the kind of person Bill Sr. was. Rest in Peace my dear friend. Barbara and Emmet Morrill.
I am so sorry to read of Bill's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
With sympathy and love.
Bob and Barbara Wilson
Deneen-I am so sorry for your loss. Having just lost my father in Nov. I know how hard this is. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts.
I know that he will always live on in your hearts and memories. Heartfelt prayers for all of you.
A man that will be missed. It was always a pleasure to work with him in my time at the Assessors office.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all, so very sorry for your loss
My thoughts are with you.
Please know that our Hearts and Prayers are with you! The world lost another great guy! So Sorry for your loss!
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your grandfather. I know the heartache you feel. Just know as time passes the memories remain and are the best way to find comfort. Lots of Hugs!!
Katrina and family,
So sorry to hear about your loss! My thoughts are with you all.
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family Ed.
I am so sorry to hear about you father, my thoughts are with you
My condolences to Ed Goddard and his family.