R. Eleanor Goddard

29 January, 19329 March, 2021

GODDARD, R. Eleanor “Ellie”, of Sagamore Beach, passed away peacefully on Tuesday March 9, 2021 at Keystone Place in Buzzards Bay. She was an only child, born in Boston to Garfield and Reta (Ward) Stymiest on January 29, 1932.

Ellie was raised in Roslindale and Sagamore Beach. She graduated in 1949 from Bourne High School. In 1952 she married Donald Long and they raised 3 children in Sagamore Beach. Ellie worked as a Dental Assistant for many years and later for the Bourne Chamber of Commerce and the Unemployment offices in Falmouth and Wareham.

In 1985 she married Burnham (Bernie) Goddard and they enjoyed 20 years together, spending winters in Florida and traveling.

Ellie leaves behind her daughter Sharon Harvey (Long), son Douglas Long and son David Long and his wife Kim.

She will always be remembered and Loved as "Nan" by her 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Ellie's name to the American Heart Association or to the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements were made by Nickerson Bourne Funeral Home.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


R. Eleanor Goddard

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Shannon Harvey

13 March 2021

Always in our hearts ♥️

richard gagner

11 March 2021

Sharon, Doug, and David,
We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep your mother in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Dick and Jo Ann Gagner