Barbara Ann Gooding

June 11, 1942April 19, 2011

Barbara Ann-Marie Gooding, a loving wife, mother and friend, died at age 68 on Tuesday, April 19, 2011.

Mrs. Gooding was educated in Lawrence, Massachusetts and attended New Hampshire Technical Institute, located in Concord, N.H. She was employed by Raytheon Company, located in Andover, MA and Kollsman Incorporated, located in Merrimack, N.H.

Barbara enjoyed spending time at the coast in Wells, Maine and in Florida. She also liked scheduling the ladies luncheons in her park community. She looked forward to contributing and being part of the social happenings within her community. She also loved to spend time with her family and grandchildren when she could; she took great pride in her family.

Barbara was preceded in death by: her father, Pasquale Napolitano and mother, Marie (nee’ Di Tora) Napolitano, both from Lawrence, MA; her sister, Angie Crouteau from Florida and her brother, Pasquale Napolitano.

Barbara leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving husband, Vincent H. Gooding, Port Orange, FL; three children: Christopher Palermo, Franklin, N.H., Michelle Palermo, Merrimack, N.H. and Sharon Palermo, Nashua, N.H.; sister, Minnie Riccio, Methuen, MA; five grandchildren and one great grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

The family will be celebrating her life from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at La Costa Village Clubhouse. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are under the care and trust of Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, Port Orange, FL. Condolences may be shared with the family online at


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Michelle Palemro

March 6, 2012

Love you Mom

Michelle Palermo-Lajoie

September 12, 2011

Missing you Mom

Jen Johnson

April 25, 2011

I ache for you in ways too enormous to express. You are in my thoughts and prayers in every way.

Sal & Paula Palermo

April 23, 2011

Dear Vinnie, Christopher, Michelle and Sharon:
Paula and I express our deepest sympathies and condolences to you. Barbara has been a very special person in your lives and will continue to be that person in the future. She was there for you all when you needed her and as a parent and a spouse always reminding you of her presence.
She will forever be there next to you in spirit and will always be there in your heart and thoughts.
Our Prayers and thoughts comfort you
Sal and Paula Palermo

Allison and Mark Welch

April 23, 2011

Dear Vinnie and Family,
Sorry to hear of the passing of Barbara. Our deepest sympathy is extended to your family. May you remember Barbara and hold her memories close to your heart.

Dawn Sammataro-Salois

April 22, 2011

Uncle Vinny,Chris, Michelle, Sharon
I am so sorry of the passing of your mom. I have so many awesome great memories growing up with you when we were kids. I am so glad I got to see her at Auntie Pam's; she looked beautiful.

April 22, 2011

My sister Marie and I send you Vinny and
your family our deepest sympathy with much love.
Claire Aumais Lord

Robert Lajoie

April 21, 2011

Your family is sent my deepest condolences on this particularly sad day. I hope that the memories you have of Barbara will ease your grieving.

Stephanie Head-Bishop

April 21, 2011

Dear Vinny and Family.
I'm saddened to hear of Barbara's passing. I worked with her many years ago in New Hampshire and have many fond memories of her. I have often wondered through the years how she and her family were and what kinds of things she was doing. I know we shared many laughs - she was a great co-worker and has been missed! I hope that you and your family finds peace and is able to celebrate Barbara's life through happiness with your own fond memories. She will be missed.

Bill Brown

April 21, 2011

Sharon and Family,
I'm very sorry for your loss and hope the wonderful memories of your Mother will carry you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.