Nickerson Funeral Home

87 Crowell Road, Chatham, MA


Josette Jeanne Goff

May 8, 1931December 27, 2019

We are sad to announce that Josette Goff (88 yrs) of Chatham died on 12/27/2019 at about 11:30 pm. Josette is survived by her brother Yann Kaloustian, her sons Rory (Gina), Andrew (Ann), Alex (Jennifer), her daughter Lisa (Steve), grandchildren Josette (Craig), William, Andrew, Owen, and great grandson Nathan. Josette was an active part of life in Chatham, organist at Holy Redeemer (35+ yrs), dance instructor, Tai Chi practitioner, candlepin bowler, Petanque player, bridge player in high demand, docent at the Mayo House, exercise leader at Chatham Council on Aging, recycler, gourmet cook, and supporter of local businesses. She was a world traveler, traveling from Massachusetts to Singapore to marry her fiancé Howard, whom she met at Simmons College in a theater production. She also lived in Indonesia (giving birth to 2 sons), India, Hawaii, Connecticut (found a daughter), England (gave birth to 1 son), Saudi Arabia, and finally Chatham. She displayed a strength of character and inner resiliency seldom matched and is sorely missed by all who knew her. Thanks are extended to Liberty Commons for the care they gave her in her last days, and to her close friends for their love and support. A Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Redeemer at 10 am on Friday, January 3, 2020. Visiting hours will be held at Nickerson Funeral Home 87 Crowell Road Chatham, MA 02633 from 2-4 pm on Saturday, January 18, 2020 with a service beginning at 3 pm. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.


  • Visitation Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 18, 2020


Josette Jeanne Goff

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Edward Healey

January 24, 2020

Dear Members of the Goff Family

I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your amazing mother, Josette. Coming from Attleboro, and my Uncle Bob Healey and my Dad being friendly with your father, Howard, I knew your parents and even stayed with them in Stamford as a 10 year old on a visit to the NY World's Fair in 1965. I have in a WWII Memory Book of my Dad's a letter from your grandparents in response to my father having sent his condolences to them upon the loss of your uncle in the war. I had mentioned this to your mother and wanted to give it to your family for your archives. If you are interested please contact me. I am pastor of Christ the King Church here in Mashpee. Again,my sincere sympathy on the loss of your Mother, had I been more alert I would have read this obituary in a more timely way and participated in her Memorial Mass. Be assured that I will remember her and your Dad in a Mass here at CTK,
Fr. Ed Healey

Beth Fletcher

January 3, 2020

Jo and I were friends for a long time, We went to lunch every month except July and August. We would get caught up on our families and what was going on in our lives. We danced together in Elaine Chase Dancers and worked together for Valerie Buck's Dance Academy.

I'm so sorry she has moved on.

Beth Fletcher

John Custodie & family

January 2, 2020

We are saddened to hear the news and extend our deepest sympathies to jossett’s family