John Goodrow
FUNERAL HOME
J.Henri Morin & Son Funeral Homes
23 Maple Terrace
Spencer, MA
John F. Goodrow, 51

NO. BROOKFIELD - John F. Goodrow, 51, of Ryan Rd., died peacefully, Monday, June 14, 2021 at home.

He leaves his son Jackson J. Goodrow of Byfield, MA, his sister in law and caretaker, Maureen Goodrow and her two sons, Jacob & Jarod, of No. Brookfield with whom he lived. His brother, Jefferey C. Goodrow, Jr. died in May, 2020.

John was born in Worcester, the son of the late Jefferey C. and Jane I. (Marderosian) Goodrow Sr. and later graduated from David Prouty High School in Spencer, received a bachelor degree in computer science from Nichols College in Dudley and an MBA from UMASS Lowell.

John worked in sales and service with computer software for Cerner Corp. and also at Lowell General Hospital before retiring due to illness.

He enjoyed skiing during the winter months and was an avid mountain bike enthusiast and a member of the Brotherhood of Mountain Bikers.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, June 18 at 1p.m. in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you can share a note, a picture or a memory with his son Jackson. They can be sent to Maureen Goodrow, 29 Ryan Rd., No. Brookfield, MA 01535.

J.HENRI MORIN & SON FUNERAL HOMES, 23 Maple Terr., Spencer is directing arrangements for the family.

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Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Jun. 15 to Jun. 16, 2021.
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Worcester County Memorial Park
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I worked with John as a Client Manager at Cerner Corp. He always had a positive attitude and was a pleasure to work with. So sorry for your loss. RIP John. Pray for you and your family
John Teitz
Work
June 20, 2021
Dear Jackson, I know you are hearing different stories about your Dad. We would like to add just a few more from 1999 and on. Before your parents and I met, I remember seeing a man on the second floor balcony at the Fitness Factory watching our step class, I was a bit self conscious as I NEVER got the steps correct. After looking up again, I realized he was watching this beautiful woman with long blonde hair, your mother. I thought "how sweet is that, he is watching his girlfriend or wife". I loved how much he adored her. Jump a few years forward and you were born, he adored you just as much in a different way. He never wanted to disappoint you. Once when Syd and I were over having lunch at your house, sitting on the little plastic table and chairs they had in the living room, your Mom made you guys cheese quesadilla and potato nuggets, your father was on his way out for a bike ride but needed a little snack. He ate a few of your nuggets and when you looked up and saw him eating them, you said "Dad"!, he literally knew exactly what you meant just by saying his name. He felt so bad and said "oh, I am sorry Jackson". I almost chuckled because you weren´t mad, you were probably 5 yrs old (if that), but your Dad was so sincere and did not want to do anything to make you sad. That is how much he loved his family., more than anything. He will always be in my mind as a kind, loving man. We Love you and will be sending all our Love
Anne, Aaron and Syd
Friend
June 18, 2021
John and I grew up together in the same neighborhood. Later in life I lived with John and Heather for a short time. John was an adventurous, determined and most generous man. A connoisseur of meticulously prepared food paired with fine spirits and overall passionate entertainer was always a delight and left one with a full belly and a smile. Of course, we always worked off our feast early the following morning sweating it out on mountain bike! I feel fortunate to have shared many fond memories with John over a lifetime. I pray for strength, courage, well being and overall happiness of family. Bessings to Maureen, Jackson and Heather. God bless all! Love, Scott
Scott Pashoian
June 18, 2021
Sending my deepest sympathy to the entire Goodrow family. Much love- Karen & Dan.
Karen and Dan
Friend
June 17, 2021
I was so sorry to hear about John´s passing. I only knew him for a short time, but feel lucky to have met him. He was such a warm, kind, and compassionate person. Sending thoughts and prayers to friends and family.
Mary Higgins
Friend
June 17, 2021
My utmost condolences and prayers go out to Jimmy and Maureen and Jackson. I worked at National Grid with with John's dad Jeff.His wife,kids, and Grandchildren meant the world to him. May John rest in peace with his mom,dad, and brother.
Phil Morin
Other
June 16, 2021
Thinking of you all thru this tough time. So sorry for your loss. I see where Jackson got his beautiful eyes.
The Chadwick family
June 15, 2021
Maureen, I didn´t know John well, but came to know him when he visited Middlesex Hospital in CT while working for Cerner. Through a friend I learned of his illness. I also got to ski with him on a few occasions...once on a trip to Jackson Hole about 15 years ago. He was so full of energy and passion the last time I saw him. I´m so sorry to hear that he has passed. Losing a husband and brother-in-law to the same disease and being their primary means of support is more of a burden than any human should have to bear. I hope you´re able to find peace in knowing that the love you gave them is its own reward...and that someday when you look back upon these difficult years and the tenderness you showed, you´ll experience transcendent grace.
George DeWolf
June 15, 2021
Our sympathy to Jackson and please know your Dad was a wonderful man.We knew him from baseball and going to school with our sons. He was unique with wonderful personality and always so polite and loved by many...Please keep all the memories deep within your heart as they will help with the healing.Be proud as you had a wonderful Dad and we were blessed to know him and entire family.Blessings and prayers during this difficult time.
Dave & Diane Hart
June 15, 2021
Sending my condolences and love to the entire Goodrow family GOD BLESS You all Love you all Brenda and Garrett
Brenda Baker
Family
June 15, 2021
Goody was a kind soul and a great friend. He will be missed. My prayers go out to him and his family
Randy Caldwell
June 15, 2021
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