Bernard "Frank" Goolsby, 80, of Bonita Springs, Florida, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.
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Frank was born in Fort Fairfield, Maine, son of the late Burlin and Mary (McKinnon) Goolsby. He was a broker in the transportation industry. Frank was a member of the Bonita Springs Elks Club, the Knights of Columbus, and the "ROMEO Club," and was an avid Red Sox fan.
Frank is survived by his five children, Laura Goolsby, Janice (Goolsby) Kennedy and her husband, Christopher, Bernard F. Goolsby Jr., David Goolsby and his wife, Collette, and Kate Goolsby Pierro; their mother, Catherine (Feasenmyer) Goolsby; nine grandchildren, Kathryn, Alice, Kara, Ryan, Deirdre, Bridget, Holden, Hannah, and Olivia Rose; two sisters, Rita Glod and her husband, Joseph, and Judy Gorski; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. Frank also leaves his devoted companion, Jean Lordan, with whom he shared his Floridian lifestyle and traveling passions. He was predeceased by three siblings, Pete Goolsby, Al Goolsby, and Jeannie Hogan.
His funeral will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, with a procession forming by 9 a.m. at Introvigne Funeral Home, 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Edward Church, 55 High St., Stafford Springs. Burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery, Rockville.
Calling hours are Friday, Aug. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of Stafford Springs, c/o Rose Roszczewski, P.O. Box 25, Stafford Springs, CT 06076.
For online condolences or directions, please visit
Introvigne Funeral Home Inc
51 E Main St Stafford Springs, CT 06076
Published in Journal Inquirer from Aug. 20 to Aug. 24, 2014