LONDONDERRY - Sgt. Russell L. Goodnow, 63, of Londonderry, died March 7, 2013, in Elliot Hospital, Manchester, following a brief illness.
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Russ was born in Brockton, Mass., on Feb. 9, 1950, a son of the late Arthur E. and Arlene (Dickerman) Goodnow. He was a resident of Londonderry for most of his life and was employed as a sergeant with the Londonderry Police Department, where worked for 34 years. His work with LPD was broad: He managed the town's police fleet for more than two decades; he acted as a mentor to every young police officer who came aboard; he was an example of police service to community every day he served. He was the founder of the Sgt. Russell Goodnow Firing Range in Londonderry. Russ loved to fish and spend time with his wife and family. He was a member of the Southern N.H. Flying Tigers R/C plane club.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (Foley) Goodnow of Londonderry; two sons, Shaun Goodnow of Londonderry and Christopher Goodnow and his wife, Nicole Ledoux, of Manchester; one daughter, Michelle Goodnow of Manchester; three grandchildren, Cody Goodnow, Taylor Goodnow and Cale Goodnow; three siblings, Joan Ayube of Middleboro, Mass., Jan Sniger of Worcester, Mass., and James Goodnow of Epsom; his mother-in-law, Olga Foley of Londonderry; a family member, Kristen Gore of Litchfield; also several nieces and nephews.
services: Calling hours will be held Tuesday, March 12, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in the spring in Pleasant View Cemetery, Londonderry. Donations in his memory may be made to the
, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. To send a condolence or for more information, visit peabodyfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Union Leader on Mar. 10, 2013