OBITUARY

Henry Earl Goodnow Jr.

August 17, 1947February 16, 2018

Goodnow, Henry “Skip” Earl Jr, loving husband, brother, uncle, passed away peacefully Friday February 16, 2018, after a long illness. Skip was born in Middleboro, MA, to Henry Sr. And Mary (Vaughn) Goodnow. A lifelong resident of Massachusetts, Skip lived in Bourne with his wife Sherie Ridley. After graduating from Middleboro High School, Skip, enlisted in the United States Army where he served with honor and distinction earning 4 Bronze Stars. Following his years in the military Skip worked for Barnes Tree Service, Central Glass, H&S Marine and for a period of time as an Auxiliary Police officer in Middleboro, Massachusetts. A proud member of the Freemasons, Skip was happiest amongst friends while helping others. Eventually Skip’s love of all things mechanical and the sea led him to a career as a Bosun with Massachusetts Maritime Academy until his retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Sherie Ridley. He is also survived by his two loving sisters Paula “Penny” Ricker, Louise “Weeza” Goodnow- Albert, and her husband Charlie, and brother-in-law Victor Stoddard. He was the proud uncle to six loving nieces and nephews: Kevin, Wendy, Troy, Greg, Mark, and Saundra; and was predeceased by his sister Loraine “Rainy” Goodnow Stoddard and brother-in-law Robert Ricker.

His Funeral Service will be held Friday, February 23, 2018 at noon. Visitation prior to service 11 am to 12 noon at the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Blvd, Bourne, MA. Burial to follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 23, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 23, 2018
  • Burial Friday, February 23, 2018
REMEMBERING

Henry Earl Goodnow Jr.

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Peter and Joyce DeLutis

February 25, 2018

We all lost a true "gentleman" with Skips' passing. It has been a pleasure to know him these past nine years.....he will be missed. Our sincerest sympathy to you and his extended family.

paule burkett

February 23, 2018

Dear Sherie,
So sorry to hear about your loss.
Please know our love is with you and your Family at this time.
paule Burkett & family

paule burkett

February 23, 2018

Dear Sherie,
So sorry to hear about your loss.
Please know our love is with you and your Family at this time.

paule burkett

February 23, 2018

Dear Sherie,
Please know we are thinking of you at this time of sorrow and send much love to you and Family.
paule Burkett & Family

Maria Cullen

February 20, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss, Sherie. May your memories, family and friends, be a comfort to you during this sad time. May Henry rest in peace, Amen. Slán abháile go Dia - Safe home to God. Maria. x

The Staff of Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home

February 18, 2018

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.

FROM THE FAMILY