Matthew A. Goodson
1991 - 2012 NORTH ADAMS Matthew A. Goodson, 21, of 187 Liberty Street, North Adams, died Friday, July 27, 2012, from injuries sustained while riding the motorcycle he loved in Petersburg, New York.
Born in North Adams on March 17, 1991, son of Michael A. Goodson and Karen M. Huttle Goodson, he was educated in North Adams schools. He attended Western New England College and was enrolled to attend MCLA this Fall. At the time of his death, Matthew was a Certified Pharmacy Technician at Wal-Mart in North Adams, where he had worked the past few years.
He was a member of the COTY Youth Center in North Adams where he enjoyed spending time with his mentor, Sr. Eunice. Matthew loved life. He was adventurous and was looking forward to his upcoming sky-diving jump. He enjoyed fishing and camping, as well as his cars and motorcycle.
Matthew leaves his father, Michael A. Goodson, and his companion, Barbara J. Wilson, of North Adams, and his mother, Karen Huttle Goodson of North Adams. He is also survived by two sisters, Kathleen A. Brazeau and her companion, Dave Alden, of Pittsfield, and Chelsey Ciolkowski and her partner, Mary LeClair, of North Adams; two brothers, Michael A. Goodson and his girlfriend, Sara Young, of Longview, Texas, and Ryan J. Ciolkowski of North Adams; his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Phyllis Huttle of Adams; as well as his goddaughter, Andrea, of whom he was very proud; and many aunts and uncles, and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Romeo and Maggie Goodson, and by his maternal grandmother, Loretta Huttle.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Matthew A. Goodson will be held Thursday, Aug. 2, at 12:00 Noon at the First Baptist Church in North Adams, with the Rev. David A. Anderson, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery in North Adams. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., prior to the service at the First Baptist Church in North Adams.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Matthew may be made to the COTY Youth Center in care of the DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.
Published in North Adams Transcript on July 31, 2012