Theresa Goodwin

Theresa J. Goodwin

1928 - 2013 PITTSFIELD Theresa Jeanne Anne Bontell Goodwin, 85, of New Bern, N.C., died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at her home.

Theresa was born Jan. 7, 1928, in Pittsfield, to Wilfred Joseph and Mary Kergaravat Bontell and grew up in the small town of Lenox Dale.

After graduating from Lenox High School in 1944, she was hired as a chemist's assistant by General Electric and married her boss and the love of her life, Paul Goodwin on Nov. 9, 1946.

She devoted the rest of her life to supporting her husband's career, raising her two children and doting on her grandchildren.

Her passion was art, taking art classes, acting as docent in art museums and working in many media, especially watercolors, throughout her life. She loved gardening, watching birds and gourmet cooking. Always an athlete, she enjoyed playing in golf tournaments, skiing, hiking, skating and swimming. After Paul's death in 1991, she moved to her final home in New Bern, N.C.

She is survived by son, Allen Reynolds Goodwin, and wife, Pamela, of Wilmot Flat, N.H.; daughter, Bonnie Jeanne Goodwin, and husband, Stanley F. Dzimitrowicz, of New Bern; brother, William Bontell and wife, Jan of Whitestown, Ind.; sister, Nancy Senavitis, and husband, Raymond of Manassas, Va., and four grandchildren, Hannah Elizabeth Dzimitrowicz, Katherine Goodwin Dzimitrowicz, Kimberley Ann Jenkins, and Nathaniel Hooper Goodwin.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A graveside service will be held April 20, 2013, at Meadowview Cemetery in Amherst, N.H.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the .

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.cottenfuneralhome.com.

The graveside service will be under the direction of Smith & Heald Funeral Home in Milford, N.H.

Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Apr. 14, 2013