Philip E. GOODIE

January 5, 1933November 18, 2021

Philip Edward Goodie, 88, of North Port, Florida passed away on Thursday November 18, 2021, at Englewood Community Hospital. He was born in Orono, Maine and proudly served in the US Army where he received several medals including a Purple Heart. He spent most of his career working at Massachusetts Institute of Technology before retiring to Florida and working at the local golf course so he could golf as much as he wanted (free!). Phil also loved riding and traveling on motorcycles. He will be remembered as a great father and husband, a good provider who always tried to do the right thing and as a wonderful family man. He had a good, fulfilled life. He was happy and always smiling. Philip was preceded in death by his son Stephen Goodie, his mother and father, Peter & Edith Goodie, his brothers Bob and Joe and sister Lucy. He is survived by his wife, Betty; his son, Craig (Mona) Goodie, Betty’s children Ronnie, Donna, Julie, and Beth, grandchildren Michael, Emily, Megan and Nichole, along with Betty’s grandchildren and his grand-dog, Linus. At this time there is no memorial service planned.


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Laurie Otis

November 27, 2021

Phil always had a smile and heartwarming story to share. He was willing to lend a helping hand to his brother Bob on projects that required skills they learned growing up in Maine. His talent, his love for adventure, travel and zest for life will be missed. God Bless you Phil.

Emily Goodie

November 24, 2021

Phil Goodie, he was a father, a brother, a friend, but he was also my grandfather. I remember over the years of my childhood how he and my grandmother, Betty would take me to Disney each September. I remember how he was a man who did not like to wear pants, unless absolutely necessary for the occasion, otherwise he wore his shorts and crocs. The shorts certainly made for one freezing trip to Disney during a cold front, very funny. I remember how every Christmas Eve my grandparents, parents and myself would enjoy dinner at a Chinese buffet. It has now become a tradition for myself to seek out Chinese food every Christmas Eve.
I remember the stores my grandfather would tell, almost as if I was there, recalling the memory with him. Grampy would speak about the good time, the laughs he shared, the people he encountered, and about those he loved. Grampy seemed to focus on the positive things in life, never indulging on the negative. One of my favorite stories he would tell is regarding how he could find water underground in an open field using nothing but a tree branch. Mind you, it must be a particular shape for this to work but if you wander around long enough the force of the water will pull the branch directly towards the ground, nearly out of the grasp of your hand. I will have to try this someday soon to see if I to, can find underground water using a branch.
My grandfather loved golfing, if I am not mistaken he retired from the same golf Corse not once, but twice in his life. He told stories of taking a small boat into the pound at the courses to collect balls in 5 gallon buckets, only to sell them back to the men playing!
Lastly, the time the green olives in his fridge were going to expire soon. He and I sat on the back porch eating olives until the jar was empty! I will always keep a jar in my fridge.
I am thankful to of had the moments and the memories I shared with Grampy. My grandfather is a man who will be missed, but never forgotten.

Mona Goodie

November 23, 2021

I called him FIL-Phil for father-in-law Phil. Here is a picture of the handsome Army Soldier and Paratrooper in uniform. Not sure if people know, but he was injured during the Korean War.

Vee Fordham

November 21, 2021

Phil made the world a brighter and better place . RIP

Denise Howard

November 19, 2021

What a wonderful uncle! Many memories including the pool in the back yard playing Marco Polo calling the horse Moonlight to retrieve the ball, dancing with Uncle Phil at his wedding to Betty and the two of them at my wedding. Thanks for being a wonderful uncle and being a part of my life!