Phillip B. Goolden

May 6, 1967April 7, 2018
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Funeral services for Phillip B. Goolden, age 50, of Ogdensburg will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday April 12, 2018 at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Rev. Walter Smith officiating. Calling hours will be held also on Thursday from 12:00 noon until the time of the service. Phil passed away unexpectedly on Saturday (April 7, 2018) following a fatal gunshot wound.

Surviving is his wife, Bridget; three daughters, Britney (Torey) Pray, Justine (John Paul) Burns and Emeriza Goolden all of Ogdensburg; grandchildren Olivia Goolden, Harmony Pray, Tory Pray, Annabell Pray, Charlie Pray, Kaden Pray, Dillon Pray and Mariella Burns (unborn); two brothers, Kenneth Goolden, Timothy Goolden & his companion Michelle Matthews all of Ogdensburg; in laws Daniel & Linda Wells of Ogdensburg; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law Dan Wells of Watertown, Kelly (Terry) Schaub of Maitland, Ontario, Missy (Michael) LaFleaur of Ogdensburg and Micah (Heather) Wells of Ogdensburg; along with many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews & cousins.

He was born on May 6, 1967 in Ogdensburg, a son of the late Ronald & Carolyn (Jock) Goolden. He graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy and later married Bridget Wells in 1990, at the Ogdensburg Wesleyan Church with Rev. Bernard Fortune officiating.

Phil worked many years in the construction trade for area companies and also for his uncle Ted Goolden. His career also included working at the United Helpers Adult Home for a short period, and later at Suprima Cheese where he became disabled from, due to a chemical injury.

Phil was a fun loving kind of guy who thrived on making others happy. He enjoyed friends and family to the fullest, playing guitar, listening to music, cookouts, and loved his family with all his heart. Memorial contributions can be made to the SPCA, 6718 NY-68, Ogdensburg, NY 13669. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared at


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Christine Claxton

April 12, 2018

Phil used to help us coach the girls lacrosse program and he was a great guy!! The girls on the team always called him Dr Phil. He will be sadly missed! We are so sorry for your loss!

Jennifer Pratt

April 12, 2018

So deeply saddened and in disbelief. Phil you will be missed by so many. Thoughts , prayers and love to the entire family.

Todd Powers

April 11, 2018

Love ya my brother my brother may GOD be with you always .Thanks for being my friend I shall miss you always AMEN.

Denise Palmer

April 11, 2018

We are so sorry for your family's loss. We will always remember Phillip as a kind loving soul who loved his family. Prayers are with you all.

Kevin & Denise Palmer

Jeanette Rabideau

April 11, 2018

For ten years we lived across the street from the Goolden family. Phil watched over us when my mother and I were living alone with my two young children. There was not a more helpful, caring neighbor to be had. His caring personality and his warm grin will forever be remembered. Our sincere condolences to Bridgette, his girls, and his grandchildren. I know he will be watching over you all.

Vanessa Laflair

April 11, 2018

Not a day has gone by where I haven’t thought of Phil and his family. My heart breaks for each and everyone of you... I’m so sorry this has happened. Phil, may you Rest In Peace and continue to watch over your family and help them through this horrific tragedy...

Skip Compo

April 10, 2018

RIP my friend. My condolences to Bridgette and the family.

Robin Horton k

April 10, 2018

We will miss u so much Phil We will watch over ur family and keep them safe. R.I.P Phil. Till we meet again

Isabel Bello

April 10, 2018

Rest In Peace Phil, you were such a great man and I’m glad I got the privilege to know you. It’s hard to believe you won’t be around anymore, but we know you’re in good hands. We’re already missing you, rest easy❤️

Jennifer Kelley

April 10, 2018

I'm sorry for the loss of a husband father and friend of the goolden family. My daughter and his daughter hung out together and he always looked onto her as a second daughter. From what I saw he was a good father very protective like a father should be. Bridgett and family you are in my prayers. RIP phil