Theresa Goodwin

January 7, 1928April 11, 2013

Theresa Jeanne Anne Bontell Goodwin, 85, of New Bern, NC died Thursday, April 11, 2013 at her home.

Theresa was born January 7, 1928 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts to Wilfred Joseph and Mary Kergaravat Bontell and grew up in the small town of Lenox Dale, Massachusetts. After graduating from Lenox High School in 1944, she was hired as a chemist’s assistant by General Electric and married her boss and the love of her life, Paul Goodwin on November 9, 1946. She devoted the rest of her life to supporting her husband’s career, raising her two children and doting on her grandchildren. Her passion was art, taking art classes, acting as docent in art museums and working in many media, especially watercolors, throughout her life. She loved gardening, watching birds and gourmet cooking. Always an athlete, she enjoyed playing in golf tournaments, skiing, hiking, skating and swimming. After Paul’s death in 1991, she moved to her final home in New Bern, NC.

She is survived by son, Allen Reynolds Goodwin and wife, Pamela of Wilmot Flat, NH; daughter, Bonnie Jeanne Goodwin and husband, Stanley F. Dzimitrowicz of New Bern; brother, William Bontell and wife, Jan of Whitestown, IN; sister, Nancy Senavitis and husband, Raymond of Manassas, VA and four grandchildren, Hannah Elizabeth Dzimitrowicz, Katherine Goodwin Dzimitrowicz, Kimberley Ann Jenkins and Nathaniel Hooper Goodwin.

A graveside service will be held April 20, 2013 at Meadowview Cemetery in Amherst, New Hampshire.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

The graveside service will be under the direction of Smith & Heald Funeral Home in Milford, NH.

Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.


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Jean Kergaravat

April 23, 2013

To the family of Theresa,

I am so sorry to learn yesterday of Theresa's passing and I extend my sympathy to all of her family. I lost touch with her after our Aunt Jeanne passed as she always kept me aware of the family news. Theresa was a lovely person, kind, and thoughtfull. I am so sorry! My best to you all and Billy and Nancy also and families.
May God bless and keep her close.

Jean Marie Kergaravat and family
(Theresa's Cousin daughter of Yves Kergaravat)

Pam Smart

April 19, 2013

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Deborah Ashley

April 18, 2013

Dear Dr Bonnie and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your Mothers death. Your family are in our prayers.
Deborah Ferrell Ashley, Betsy Ferrell Dickerson & Wayne Ferrell (Dixie Ferrell's family)

Lorri, Ken, Caleb and Cody Wetherington

April 16, 2013

Bonnie and family, Was so sorry to read about your mothers' passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

April 16, 2013

Dr. Bonnie I am sadden to hear of your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow, May God comfort you and keep you uplifetd at this time.

April 15, 2013

Dear Bonnie, Stan, Hannah and Katherine, We are so sorry to hear about Grammy's passing. What a great lady! She had a special place in Caitlin's heart and ours too. Happy that we were blessed to have known her. Sending our love to all of you. Love, The Durr Family

Cindy Mussavage

April 15, 2013

Dear Bonnie and Family. So sorry to hear the sad news. I will miss my friend.

diane morton

April 15, 2013

Dr. Bonnie Goodwin; I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My prayers
go out to you and all your family. Diane Morton (Lab)

Helen Bulkley

April 14, 2013

Dr. Bonnie Goodwin, So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My condolences go out to you and your family.

Rich Lamke

April 14, 2013

Under the heading of a small world, my mother was Louise Bontell and lived in Lenox Dale also. They must have been cousins(?), and to complete the picuture we now live in New Bern.
My condolences to the family.