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Garner Funeral Service

10 Lawrence Ave, Potsdam, NY

OBITUARY

Mary Goolden

January 8, 1924March 3, 2020
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Mrs. Mary J. Goolden, age 96 of Potsdam, NY passed away on March 3rd at her daughter’s home in the town of Potsdam. A mass of Christian burial for her will be held on Monday, March 9th at noon at St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam with Rev. Stephen Rocker celebrant. Burial will take place in the spring at Bayside Cemetery. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Service on Sunday, March 8th from 4-7pm. Thoughts, memories and condolences can be shared online @www.garnerfh.com. Mary is survived by her daughter Lisa (Randy) Cardinal; two grandchildren Breanna and Jason Cardinal and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband Verne Goolden; a son Scott Goolden; a sister Sarah Lupi and brothers Paul and Joseph Mulazzi. Mary J. Goolden was born on January 8, 1924 in Middletown, CT to the late Stephano Mulazzi and Carolina Lanfranchi. She graduated from high school in 1942 in Glastonburry, CT. She met Verne Goolden while she was visiting friends and out dancing. They later married on December 31, 1959. The couple was married in a double wedding ceremony with Marlene & Dale Dorothy in South Glastonburry, CT. Together Mary & Verne raised their family in Potsdam. Mary retired from Fogarty Enterprises (Potsdam Laudromat) after working there for several years. Mary was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam. She enjoyed watching figure skating, reading, and listening to music by Frank Sinatra & Elvis Presley. She loved baseball and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. Even up to last year Mary could tell you the statistics of every Red Sox player. Mary loved dancing in her early adulthood. She became close friends with a few of the Boston Red Sox baseball players. They often went out dancing after games. Her biggest love was her grandchildren – Jason & Breanna. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley; 6805 US-11; Potsdam, NY 13676.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 8, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Monday, March 9, 2020

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Lori Maxon

March 7, 2020

I always smile when I think about my mom and your mom sitting in the stands at Appleton while we skated. They would talk and laugh so much, I'm not sure if they saw much of our skating (LOL). My mom really treasured their friendship. Your mom was always so kind to me and her yearly porch sales, her love of baseball and Elvis are a few of the many things I will always remember about her. I can still hear her infectious laugh!! You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Robert E. Reagan

March 6, 2020

Dear Randy and Lisa, My condolences on the passing of your Mother. I will keep her in my prayers.

Bob Reagan

Karen Fenstermaker

March 6, 2020

Mary made the Best Apple Pies Homemade Crust and All. She had such a wonderful Heart and always welcomed people into her life . I’m sure Mary was a second mom to many as she was to me. Much love always.

Karen F

Sharon Lawrence

March 6, 2020

Lisa and Randy, I am sorry to hear about Mom. At this hard time try to remember all the good times that you all had together. My thoughts and prayer are with you all.

Betty LaBar

March 6, 2020

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mary she will be missed by many .

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