Nickerson Funeral Home

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James H. Goddard Jr.

November 25, 1925October 1, 2019

James Harold Goddard Jr, 93 of Chatham Massachusetts and Vero Beach Florida passed away on the morning of October 1, 2019. Jim was born on November 25, 1925 in Boston, to James Harold Goddard Sr and Marion Potter Lake (Goddard) of Newton, MA and also had a daughter, the late, Gloria (Goddard) Cutler of Squantum, MA and his first wife, the late Nancy Anne Leonard, 73 of Chestnut Hill, MA on September 11, 2001 in Vero Beach, FL.

Jim and Nancy had 3 children, the late James Harold Goddard III 71 of Ashburnham MA, John Halsey Goddard II 67 of Ayer MA and the late Linda Alden (Goddard) Brown 64 of Vineyard Haven MA.

Jim retired from E F Hutton Co in 1985 and later moved with Nancy to Vero Beach, FL in 1991. He graduated sum cum laude from Bowdoin College in 1951 after having served in the US Army Air-corp school of Navigation from 1943 to 1944. Previously Jim graduated from Chauncey Hall School in Boston, and of Newton Country Day and of Oak Hill School K - 4 a one room school house.

Jim is survived by his wife of 17 years, Judith Hoyt-Goddard of Chatham, MA and Vero Beach, FL and his daughter’s family; William E. Brown Jr of Vinyard Haven, MA and their children; Jennifer Alden Brown, William Edward Brown, Emily Forest Coulter, Jessica Lake Whitaker, and great grand children; Madeleine Coulter, Eloise Coulter and Maggie James Whitaker.

Services will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to either CapeAbilities or First Baptist Church of Leominster, 23 West Street, Leominster, MA 01453. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.


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James H. Goddard Jr.

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Shannon Griscom

October 18, 2019

I mourn the loss of Jim Goddard: his intelligence, his wit, and his warmth. I always enjoyed our visits. Much love to Judy, and my prayers to you and your family. Shannon

Martha Ann and Steven Sloan

October 11, 2019

Steven and I were very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We are neighbors in Vero Beach and we’ve enjoyed having Jim and Judy as neighbors the past few years. We send our love and prayers to Judy and the whole family.
Martha Ann Sloan #13 at the Bayou in Vero Beach