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Goffard, Patricia

Patricia M. Goffard, 79 DePere passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, June 7th at her home. She was born August 14th, 1932, daughter of the late Frank and Catherine (Rottier) Calaway. On September 3rd, 1952 she was united in marriage to Robert Goffard at St Boniface Church, De Pere. Along with her husband, they farmed and raised 10 children. She was very active in 4-H, Camp Bird, De Pere Christian Outreach, St. Boniface and Our Lady of Lourdes. She always looked forward to playing cards with her brothers and sisters on Sunday afternoon. Survivors include six sons, Ken and Marie (Cindy and Kristin), Dan and Carla (Greg (Crystal) with great-granddaughter Devyn, Kyle, Jared and fiancé Kim), John and special friend Trina, Tim and Gwen, (Lina, Luke and Levi), Ray and Sheila (Amanda and Madlin), Chris and Rachel (Catherine and Emma). Four daughters, Lois and Bob Piaskowski (Amy (Vee), Shari, Jeff (Erin), Lynn (Andy), Sue and John Labs (Katie (Andy), Kerrie, Jesse, Jason and Charles), Terry and George VanWychen (Nick, Matt and Becky), Connie and Mike Maass (Joe, Melissa, Brandon, and Jacob). Survived by her siblings, Jim (Diane) Calaway, Paul (Nancy) Calaway, Ann (Carl) VanderLinden; Grace Calaway, Sally Calaway, Bonnie Calaway, Bernard (Geri) Rottier, Gerald (Jan) Rottier, Ray (Jan) Rottier, Peck (Joyce) Rottier, Harvey (Alice) Rottier, Dale VanErem, Bob (Jean) Rottier, Dick (Mary) Rottier, Cathy Rottier, Jean Rottier, Don Fischer, Dottie (Bob) Lemmon, and Dorothy Goffard as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert, son Joseph, son in law Dan Van De Hey, Godparents Chris and Marie Rottier, brothers and sisters Frances (Mary) Calaway, Robert (Arlene) Calaway, Peter Calaway, Patrick Calaway, Mark Calaway, Louise (Don) Miske, Clara Calaway, Rita VanErem and Jim Rottier. She is also proceeded in death by Robert's family, Wilbert, Alvin, Ervin, Bernice, Evelyn, Alvina, and Mildred. Friends and family may call at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family corner of Lourdes Ave. and Surbandan Dr, DePere from 4 to 8 pm Sunday. Visitation will continue after 9 Monday at the church, until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am with Father Tim Shillcox O. Praem officiating burial the parish cemetery. Please go to to send on line condolences. A memorial fund will be established in Mom's name. A special thank you for the care that was given to Mom by Tender Hearts Assisted Living staff and Heartland Hospice. The RYAN FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family.

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from June 9 to June 11, 2012
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