Edward F. Goodman, Sr.
of Shirley, decorated U.S. Army
SHIRLEY -- Edward F. Goodman, Sr., 70, of Shirley, passed away Friday evening, May 24, 2013, in Nashoba Valley Regional Hospital.
Edward "Sonny" was born in Altoona, New York on December 29, 1942, a son of the late Edward J. and Christina (Garuis) Goodman. He graduated from the Leominster Trade School, and made his career in the U.S. Army. Edward served two tours in the Vietnam War
during his 21 years active duty career. He was a Motor Pool Sergeant and a recipient of the Bronze Star
Medal. After his honorable discharge as a Staff Sergeant, Edward served another 20 years as civil service. He was the President of the National Association of Government Employees in Fort Devens.
Edward was an avid fisherman who loved to watch old movies and fix cars. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his famous barbecues and playing horseshoes.
He leaves his wife of 37 years, Ursula (Sauer) Goodman; his children, Julie Harris and her fiancé, Raymond Renaud of Ayer, Gary Goodman of Nebraska, Robert McCauley and wife, Carolena of Harvard, Christine Dickerson and husband, James of Georgia, Edward F. Goodman, Jr. of Ayer, Robert Goodman and wife, Jeannette of Lunenburg, Benjamin Chamberlain and wife, Loris of Vermont, Sophie Strout and her husband, Kevin of Maine, Joshua Chamberlain and wife, Maija of Vermont, Timothy Chamberlain and wife, Shannon of Ayer; numerous grandchildren; brother, Leonard Goodman of Fitchburg; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
GOODMAN -- The funeral will be held in Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Rd., Fitchburg on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow in the MA Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon. Calling hours will precede the funeral from 11 AM -1 PM.