Daniel R. Goad
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of Pepperell; formerly of Lowell; 79
PEPPERELL -- Daniel R. Goad, the beloved husband of Carole (Pulsifer) Goad, a resident of Pepperell, formerly of Lowell died on Thursday October 10, 2013 with his family by his side. He was 79.
Dan was born in Lowell on November 22, 1933, a son of the late Raymond and Irene (Halwich) Goad.
He attended Lowell schools and left early in 1951 to enter the Army. After earning his jump wings he served in the 5th regimental combat team and was involved in the battle of Outpost Harry during the Korean War.
Prior to his retirement Dan worked as a parts manager in the diesel engine industry.
Family was paramount for Papa. All he ever wanted to do was spend time with them. He enjoyed family dinners at his daughters' home. Dan cherished dogs and took pleasure in all of the dogs he had throughout his life.
He was a fan of Ted Williams and the Boston Red Sox who rooted for all of the Boston teams. He liked watching old movies with Carole. His family recalls what a hard worker he was. How he was faithful, loyal and honest to a fault.
Surviving him besides his wife are five children and their spouses, Martha and John Rufiange of Hudson, NH, Amy and Scott Reidy of Pelham, NH, Danny and Diedre Goad of Townsend, David and Leslie Goad of Reading, PA, Darren and Kelley Goad of Methuen; fourteen grandchildren, Zack, Cait, Liz, Molly, Amy, Joshua, Jacob, Sophie, David, Emily, Sadie, Tilly, Danny, Michael; two great-grandchildren, Ellie and Jack; grandsons-in-law, Corey Pace, Jared Raymond; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Lorraine Goad of Lowell; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Margie Goad of Hollis, NH, Helen Goad of Dracut, Judy and Dan Brophy of Long Beach, NJ, Beth Trottier of Lowell; and many nieces, nephews and friends. SYP.
GOAD -- It being his request calling hours are omitted. A Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11:00 AM in St. John the Evangelist Church, 1 School St. Townsend. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations in Daniel's memory may be made in honor of his grandchildren, Joshua and Jacob Goad, C/O Crotched Mountain School Development Office, 1 Verney Dr. Greenfield, NH 03047. For directions and condolences, please visit www.mckennaouellette.com
McKenna-Ouellette Funeral Home
327 Hildreth St
Lowell, MA 01850
Published in Lowell Sun on Oct. 16, 2013