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Gertrude Goodrich

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Gertrude (Post) Goodrich, 95, of Quincy passed away on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at Hancock Park Rehab. and Nursing Center. A lifelong Quincy resident, she was born August 29, 1918, the fourth of nine children of Elmer and Celia Post. The beloved wife of the late Edward S. Goodrich who passed away in 1999 after 63 years of marriage, she is survived by her children Trudy Sheehan of Hanover, Celia Bina and her husband Alfred of Quincy, Everett Goodrich and his wife Denise of Foxboro and Michael Goodrich of Arkansas; her grandchildren Lynda (Sheehan) Picardi, Nancy (Sheehan) Gately, Kenneth Sheehan, Edward Sheehan, Lauren (Bina) Chotalal, Robert Bina, Cheryl Bina-Rodriguez, Jeffrey Bina, Jay Goodrich, Erik Goodrich, Adam Goodrich, Beth Goodrich, Matt Goodrich and Erin Goodrich; nineteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; her brothers Peter Post of Oklahoma, Raymond Post and Ralph Post, both of Quincy. She was predeceased by her brothers Arthur Post, Lawrence Post and Richard Post and sisters Hazel Taylor and Louise Conway. Gertrude filled her life with caring for her family and was always ready to do so, no matter what the need. She enjoyed bingo, sewing, crocheting and family gatherings that included her many grandchildren. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home, 74 Elm St., Quincy Center. Family and friends are invited. On Wednesday there will be a gathering at the funeral home at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service at 10 a.m. at St Chrystosom's Church 1 Linden St. Quincy. Burial is at Mt. Wollaston Cemetery. Gertrude's family wishes to thank the staff at Hancock Park for their wonderful care over the past few years. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Chrystosom's Altar Guild, 1 Linden St., Quincy MA 02169 or to 4-East Alzheimer's Unit Recreation Fund, Hancock Park 164 Parkingway, Quincy, MA 02169. For directions and online guest book, please visit dennissweeneyfuneralhome.com. 617-773-2728

Published in The Patriot Ledger from Dec. 16 to Dec. 17, 2013
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