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Inseparable Travelers
It was supposed have been a quick getaway for Lynn Catherine Goodchild and Shawn M. Nassaney, a four-day trip to Maui, Hawaii, before they hunkered down to study for their M.B.A. degrees at Providence College.

So, they woke early on Sept. 11 to board United Airlines Flight 175, which was to take them to Los Angeles, where they would take a connecting flight to Maui, said Ellen Goodchild, Ms. Goodchild's mother.

They had almost decided against the trip, considering a vacation in Sydney, Australia. But they decided to visit a place where neither had traveled before. (The couple had lived in Sydney briefly after Mr. Nassaney was transferred there last year by his job.)

Now, both families wonder what would have happened if the couple had gone to Sydney instead of Maui. But they find serenity in the fact that the two were together. The couple had been almost inseparable since they met at Bryant College in Smithfield, R.I., more than four years ago, traveling frequently.

For Mr. Nassaney's 25th birthday in July, Ms. Goodchild took him to Disney World in Florida for four days. They spent four days in London for Valentine's Day. And in January, they went to Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., where Ms. Goodchild attended a birthday party for one of her college roommates.

Ms. Goodchild, 25, worked at Putnam Investments as a 401(k) plan administrator. Mr. Nassaney worked in the sales department at American Power Conversion.

Ms. Goodchild and Mr. Nassaney had a lot in common. Both were athletic and came from close-knit families. Ms. Goodchild practiced karate, while Mr. Nassaney was a runner. Ms. Goodchild lived with her brother, Neil Goodchild, 27, in Attleboro, Mass. Mr. Nassaney lived in his grandmother's three-story apartment building in Pawtucket, R.I., along with his two brothers.

"Just because Shawn is not there, it will still be his apartment," said his grandmother, Barbara Shaw. "It will be a little sanctuary for me."

Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on December 15, 2001.


Lynn Goodchild,

administrator, 25

By Globe Staff, 9/14/2001

Lynn Catherine Goodchild, of Attleboro, an administrator for Putnam Investments in Norwood, died Tuesday on United Airlines Flight 175 in New York, en route to a vacation in Hawaii. She was 25.

Miss Goodchild was a lifelong resident of Attleboro, graduating from Attleboro High School in 1994.

She received her bachelor's degree from Bryant College in Smithfield, R.I., in 1998 and had been working toward her master's degree at Providence College.

At Bryant, she was the president of the college karate club.

She had worked for Putnam Investments for the past three years.

Miss Goodchild enjoyed traveling and was on vacation with a companion, Shawn Nassaney of Pawtucket, who was also killed on the flight.

She leaves her parents, William C. III and Ellen R. (Reynolds), and a brother, Neil K., all of Attleboro; and her grandmother, Elizabeth, of Beverly.

A memorial Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Mark's Church in North Attleborough.


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Published in The State Journal-Register on Sep. 13, 2001.
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214 entries
May 27, 2021
Happy Birthday Lynn
Thinking of you and your family!
Love Rita
Rita Bleiler Marsden
Friend
May 27, 2021
Happy Birthday Lynn... thinking of you today
Kelly
September 11, 2020
Today i will wear my Lynn Goodchild memorial shirt in her and all the 911 people who were killed that day ,today 19 years ago. I am 75 now and still will never forget the Reynolds and Goodchild families loss.
Again 19 years later. To live in the hearts we leave behind is never to die, may they all R.I.P. DON Gamble
DONALD GAMBLE
Friend
September 11, 2020
19 years you left us and you have been missed.
Think of you often
God Bless
Rita Marsden
Friend
May 27, 2020
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LYNN!

Think of you often
God Bless
Love Rita
Rita Marsden
Friend
April 29, 2020
Love Amar RIP Lovely
Amar Smith
September 12, 2019
18 years have gone by so fast, we will never forget 911 and to lynns family and the Reynolds family,
Deep sympathy to all and i wore my Lynn Goodchilds memorial shirt today for all and each year will
do so ln Her honor. Don Gamble

Don Gamble
Friend
September 11, 2019
Lynn,
Today is a very sad day for our country and very sad for me since we lost you on this day 18 years ago.
Went to Mass today and said prayers for you and all the people that didnt come home 18 years ago.
God Bless You

~Rita

Rita Marsden
Friend
May 29, 2019
In church today this being memorial day weekend patriotic songs were sung. The song of Mansion of the
lord was played. A sad song for our veterans who have left us too young, as did Lynn Goodchild and many others, let us not forget ,Happy birthday to her always.
Don Gamble
Friend
May 28, 2019
A belated Happy Heavenly Birthday, dear Lynn. We have not stopped wearing our bracelets celebrating your precious life since you passed. You remain in our hearts.
Ruth and Brad Patch
Friend
May 28, 2019
I attended a memorial for my Dad yesterday, and thought of you and your family too. Happy Birthday Lynn. ♥
Kelly Denneen
May 27, 2019
Happy Birthday Lynn!
God Bless
Rita Marsden
Friend
March 17, 2019
Thank you for being the angel that continues to light our way back to you.
Laura Holcomb
Friend
October 27, 2018
We send our deep sympathy to your family. With each new day may God continue to give you the comfort and strength to cope with the loss of Lynn. She will always be remembered. May the time finally come when this kind of violence will become a thing of the past and families will not be separated from their loved ones.
The Kindred Family
September 12, 2018
Christina LeCompte
September 12, 2018
Never forgotten....
Kelly Denneen
September 12, 2018
You will never be forgotten, Lynn. ❤
Ruth and Brad Patch
September 12, 2018
Think of you often!
God bless
Rita Marsden
Friend
September 11, 2018
You will be in my heart
emma ragsdale
August 15, 2018
Lynn,
We continue to remember you and Shawn. We have never stopped wearing our bracelets that honor your life. You will never be forgotten.
Love and prayers,
Ruthie and Brad Patch
Ruthie and Brad Patch
July 5, 2018
There isnt a day that goes by that I dont think of you Lynn. Love and miss you! xoxo Jenn
Jennifer Lincoln
Friend
June 12, 2018
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
WandaRae Daniels
May 29, 2018
Ellen visiting Lynn ❤
Christina LeCompte
May 28, 2018
never forgotten
jennifer ryffel russell
May 25, 2018
As always Lynn, thinking of you on your Birthday...
Kelly Denneen
September 15, 2017
Today I wore my memorial shirt as I do every year. We will never forget this Day and all the Good people who did not get a chance to get old. from a necker and long time family friend always. Don Gamble and Family
don gamble
September 14, 2017
Remembered with love.
WandaRae Daniels
September 13, 2017
Together Forever ❤
Chris & Rich LeCompte
September 12, 2017
Mom and Dad had a Memorial Mass for you and Shawn yesterday at St. Marks.
You are never forgotten!
God Bless Lynn & Shawn
Rita Marsden
November 15, 2016
wandarae daniels
November 12, 2016
We will never forget
Christina LeCompte
November 12, 2016
God Bless Lynn
Christina LeCompte
November 11, 2016
In my recent visit to NYC and the 9/11 memorial, I took this pic and later looked up Lynn's obituary. 15 years later I am so sorry for your loss.
Cheryl from Wisconsin
September 12, 2016
Yesterday Mom & Dad had a Mass said for you and Shawn. It was a beautiful service.
It's been 15 years feels lIke yesrerday

Love you & God Bless
Rita
Rita Marsden
September 11, 2016
What a sad, sad day. Sending your family peace and love.
Kelly
June 1, 2016
The 9/11 Memorial
Christina LeCompte
May 31, 2016
Thinking of All the Families and yes still wear the shirt on that fateful day. as time goes by so fast, that to live in the hearts you leave behind you is never to die. rest in peace together. Don Gamble
Don Gamble
May 27, 2016
Thinking of you today on your birthday!
God Bless


Love Rita
Rita Marsden
May 26, 2016
Thinking of you Lynn on the eve of what should be your 40th Birthday. Peace and Love to Neil and your entire circle of friends and family. xoxo
Kelly
September 14, 2015
Thoughts and prayers continue to be with Lynn's family, especially on the these anniversaries. The little scrap of paper with Lynn's name is still displayed on my kitchen cupboard where I see it every day.
wandarae daniels
September 11, 2015
God Bless Lynn. Think of you often

Love Rita
Rita Marsden
September 11, 2015
14 years have passed.... wow. Keeping the Goodchild and Nassaney families in my prayers today.
Kelly Denneen
May 30, 2015
God Bless! Think of yoy often.

Love Rita Marsden
Rita Marsden
May 28, 2015
Our daughter Michelle is 39. I never forget my friends. We Gambles are with you always.God bless her on her birthday and always Be Boston Strong. The Gamble family.
Don Gamble
May 27, 2015
Lynn, thinking of you on what would have been your 39th birthday? wow. God Bless you and Shawn. Keep watching over everyone.
Kelly Denneen
May 27, 2015
Dear Bill,Ellen, Neil, & Melisa,
Thinking of you today on what would have been Lynn's 39th birthday. God Bless Lynn & Shawn.

Love, Chris & Richie LeCompte
Chris & Richie LeCompte
February 3, 2015
Thinking of 9-11 always bring a tear to my eye when I think of that horrible day. My thoughts are especially with the families and friends who lost you and Shawn on that day. I will hug my wife and children every chance I get, and I will try to live my life to honor your memory.
Del Newberry
September 23, 2014
At least the two of you are still inseparable and you went out together and didn't have to live without each other and so you're in Heaven together. God is Love & you have Love.
Melissa Blue
September 23, 2014
For Lynn Goodchild In Remembrance You'll Never Be Forgotten
Melissa Blue
September 12, 2014
To the many family and friends of Lynn Goodchild.I wore my memorial shirt as I do every year for her and can only say :TO LIVE IN THE HEARTS WE LEAVE BEHIND IS NEVER TO DIE,TO ALL THAT DAY THE WORLD STOPPED TURNING,GOD BLESS AMERICA.R.I.P.
DON AND RUTH GAMBLE AND FAMILY
September 12, 2014
bella beltz
September 12, 2014
Love to you, Ellen, and all who love Lynn. Keep a watch on the photos from NY hoping to see you.
September 11, 2014
Sending peaceful thoughts to all of Lynn's family and friends. 13 years. Wow. God Bless.
Kelly
September 11, 2014
You were my motivation for my deployment shortly after 9/11
Kevin G
May 30, 2014
Forever lovely. Forever young. . . .this child of New England.
May 28, 2014
Happy Birthday Lynn, been thinking of you

Sorry this is a day late, computer wasn't working properly yesterday.
Love Rita
Rita Marsden
May 27, 2014
Thinking of you on your Birthday Lynn.
Kelly Denneen
September 12, 2013
Each year on this day I wear my Memorial shirt with your name knowing your parents uncle ken and grandmother Kay. God bless you all. a Necker.
Don Gamble
September 11, 2013
Sometimes it feels like a lifetime ago, sometimes it feels like yesterday. As always Lynn, thinking of you and your family on this sad day. God Bless you all.
Kelly Denneen
July 15, 2013
Those we love we will never forget.
Joyce
May 29, 2013
LOVE
WandaRae daniels
May 27, 2013
Thinking of you and your family on your Birthday Lynn. God Bless.
Kelly
May 27, 2013
Happy Birthday Lynn!
Rita Marsden
May 24, 2013
Thinking of you and your family this Memorial Day Weekend.
Peg Graeve
September 11, 2012
As always Lynn, thinking of you on this sad day.
Kelly
May 27, 2012
Happy Birthday Lynn. You are always in my thoughts.

Love,
Rita
May 25, 2012
Thinking of you Lynn on this Memorial Day Weekend...so fitting that your birthday is Sunday as well. God Bless!
Kelly Denneen
March 11, 2012
Wow its been 11 years since what happen on 9/11.My heart goes out to you and your family.may you rest in peace.
Fred Schall Jr
March 2, 2012
laurel faletra
September 16, 2011
So many candles lit in your name this week Lynn. What an incredible spirit.
Kelly D
September 11, 2011
It's ten years since that terrible day that you and many others lost their lives. It seems like it was yesterday. I think of you often. God bless Lynn and her family.

Love, Rita & Joe Marsden
Rita Marsden
September 11, 2011
I can't believe it has been 10 yrs. has gone by God bless!!! Love Ya Cynthia.
Cynthia LaMarca
September 9, 2011
It's hard to believe 10 years has gone by already.
God bless Lynn, Shawn & both families.

Love, Chris & Richie LeCompte
Christina LeCompte
September 8, 2011
Thinking daily of Ellen and Bill these days....and of their beautiful daughter. Ten years later, words are still inadequate, but the love and good memories will continue to sustain you. Love wkd
WandaRae Daniels
September 2, 2011
Celebrating your life. I promise to never forget.

With Compassion,

A Proud American.
May 28, 2011
These years but a flicker in some respects. But to a mother.....an eternity. God's peace to Ellen and all who loved her daughter.
May 28, 2011
God Bless Lynn & Shawn !!!
Christina LeCompte
May 27, 2011
Lynn, thinking of you on what would have been your 35th Birthday.
Kelly D
May 2, 2011
Lynn - thinking of you and Shawn today. Rest in Peace.
Kelly D
May 2, 2011
Lynn: a beloved daughter, grand-daughter, sister, loving to friend to many. It's hard to think of "him" as even human much less as "some mother's son". Thankfully we now don't have to think of him at all. We'll leave it to God.
WandaRae Daniels
September 11, 2010
To the family of Lynn Catherine Goodchild:
Lynn gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our heroes of September 11 be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you.
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org
Peggy Childers
September 11, 2010
Dear Bill, Ellen, Neil, & Melisa,
You are in our thoughts & prayers.
God bless Lynn & Shawn. They will
be in our hearts forever.

Love, Chris & Richie LeCompte
Chris & Richie LeCompte
September 11, 2010
I think of you often. I know you are happy in heaven but you are greatly missed. God bless you!

Love,
Rita
Rita Marsden
September 10, 2010
I may not have know her personally but She went to my school back In Attleboro MA Go BOMBADIERS She sound nice and fun loving She will be missed and remebered by me always

R.I.P. Lynn goodchild
melissa mabey
June 1, 2010
What a blessing are loving memories shared by loved ones.
WandaRae Daniels
May 31, 2010
I have thought of you all weekend, and said a pray for you.

~Rita
Rita Marsden
May 28, 2010
Dear Bill, Ellen, Neil, & Melisa,
Happy Birthday to Lynn up in heaven.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you
always. Love, Chris & Richie
May 27, 2010
Thinking of you Lynn on this May 27th....God Bless.
Kelly
September 11, 2009
Lynn - My heart is sad for you and your family today. God Bless.
Kelly
September 11, 2009
Lynn,

It's 8 years today that you left us. Seems like yesterday. Always in my thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Rita
Rita Marsden
July 18, 2009
I've been thinking about you all day long. I love and miss you Lynn.
Derek Booth
May 27, 2009
Happy Birthday!!!
Doug Abraham
May 27, 2009
Think of you often. Always in my prayers.

Love, Rita
May 27, 2009
Lynn - Another May 27th....God Bless you and your family.
Kelly
December 26, 2008
Lynn, You are always in my thoughts
and prayers. Will remember your
beautiful smile and all the love you
gave me. Miss you. Love Forever.
JOANNE MALLEY
October 6, 2008
There will always be a scar on my heart.
Dawndi Thomas
September 11, 2008
It has been seven years today since you left us. You are always in my prayers. God Bless You!

Love,
Rita
Rita Marsden
September 11, 2008
God Bless you Lynn.
Kelly
September 11, 2008
In loving memory
May 28, 2008
A beautiful & radiant young woman.
Forever young. Forever loved.
Forever held in memory.
WandaRae Daniels
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