Floyd Goddard
1930 - 2020
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Floyd Goddard

Titusville - Floyd William Goddard Sr, 89, passed away Thursday February 20, 2020 at his home in the loving hands of family. Floyd was born in Rutland Vermont to Floyd Erskine Goddard and Leona Mary (Cassidy) Goddard in 1930, A Green Mountain Boy.

A Retired Chief Navy Corpsman with over 20 years enlisted on 3 Naval ships and Korean War Active Duty with Marines Corps. Military duty brought him and his family from Boston to Florida in 1965. After Navy retirement Floyd spent most of his working career at Jess Parrish Memorial Hospital, specialized in hematology and chemistry eventually leading the laboratory department until retiring in 1988.

Some of Floyd's favorite hobbies included: Golfing, Boston sports, Ballroom dancing, Ham Radio (W4OIT) Painting, Music (playing and listening to), learning to read music and playing the guitar, violin and piano. Taught himself to speak Italian and Japanese. He loved reading and always had a knack for creative writing authoring a book of poems currently awaiting publication.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years Mary Goddard and survived by six children Mary (Tom) Wagman; Paul Goddard; Doreen (Richie) McCoy; Floyd (Sheila) Goddard; Dan (Michele) Goddard; Dianne (Kenny) Bays, 19 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.

His selfless dedication to his family will be dearly missed.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 pm at North Brevard Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday at 11 am at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mims.






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Published in FloridaToday from Feb. 21 to Feb. 23, 2020.
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North Brevard Funeral Home
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Holy Spirit Catholic Church
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February 28, 2020
Dear Floyd, Shelia, and family: What a wonderful and long life it sounds like he lived--so full of family and love! May those memories sustain you in the days and years to come. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Smitty and Linda
Linda Smith
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February 23, 2020
We have been Floyds neighbor for 10 years. He will be greatly missed, our thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family.
Tom and
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February 22, 2020
The U.S. Marines, Navy Fleet Marine Force Corpsmen, FMF Chaplains, and Associate Members of the E. T Brisson Detachment #063 of the Marine Corps League in Naples, Florida, hereby salute and recognize Floyd Goddard for serving God and his country by becoming a United States Marine. We honor his memory and valiant service to our Corps and our great Nation. Please accept our heartfelt sentiments as a token of our esteem and admiration of his L'Esprit du Corps. Semper Fidelis.
Jack Fulmer (Adjutant MarineCorps League Naples, Florida)
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