Scott A. Goolden

March 6, 1967May 7, 2019
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Mr. Scott A. Goolden, age 52, of Mableton, GA and formerly of Potsdam, NY passed away peacefully at his sister's residence in Potsdam, NY on May 7, 2019. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Service on Friday, May 10th from 4:30 – 8:00pm. A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 11th at noon at St. Mary's Church with Rev. Stephen Rocker celebrant. Burial will follow the service at Bayside Cemetery in Potsdam. Condolences can be shared online Contributions in his memory can made to the Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley or to The Sandstoner Foundation.

Scott A. Goolden was born on March 6, 1967 in Potsdam, NY to Vern and Mary Goolden. He was a 1985 graduate of Potsdam Central High School. He graduated from SUNY Canton in 1987 with an Associate’s degree in Business Administration. He then went to work for the First National Bank of Norfolk. He later went on to a successful corporate career. He worked for GFox in Hartford, CT from 1989-1992 in Collections Corporate Reporting. In 1993 he began working for Filenes in Boston, MA in the same capacity until 2001. While still in Boston, he was employed by Dana-Farber as a financial analyst from 2001-2005. In 2005 he began working at K & G Fashion Superstore as their Merchandise Planner in Atlanta, GA. Later that year, he signed on with Macy’s in Dunwoody, GA as a Senior Business Analyst. He was relocated to NYC where he worked as a Planner, then returned to GA in 2010. In 2011, he was hired by Home Depot as a Senior Business Analyst in their corporate offices in Atlanta, GA. Scott knew what was most important in life, and that was his family and friends whom he loved very much. He had a zest for life and lived life to its absolute fullest. He had a huge heart and would do anything for anybody. He was witty and was known for his sass and sarcasm. He had a smile that would light up any room. Scott enjoyed traveling, sitting on his back porch with his friends and his dog Jasper sipping on a glass of wine and hanging out by the pool or the ocean enjoying the sun. He will be dearly missed but never forgotten.

Scott is survived by his mother Mary Goolden; a sister Lisa (Randy) Cardinal and a niece and a nephew Breanna and Jason Cardinal. He is predeceased by his father Vern Goolden.


  • Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley
  • Sandstoner Foundation


  • Visitation Friday, May 10, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • Place of Rest Saturday, May 11, 2019


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Patty Rech

May 19, 2019

Sending peace to Scott's family at this very difficult time.
I only met Scott last year at a community meeting, as we shared a concerned connection regarding a wonderful performance facility in our little burg of Atlanta. We talked intensely and in depth about next steps, and I so looked forward to working with him in this journey. After that, I (we) heard little from him, and never knew why, always wondering if we would meet again to make our dreams come to fruition.
Scott sent an instant message that first meeting - sincerity, willingness to help, be a part of doing good things, friendly, kind, genuine, all those good things one looks for in another human being.
I am so terribly sorry he is gone. But I pledge to carry on our shared desires to make things better for our neighbors and friends here in little Mableton. Peace to you, Scott, and your family as well.

Susan Palinosky

May 9, 2019

I was very fortunate to have worked with Scott for quite some time at Home Depot SSC. I cannot say enough about how great he was to work with. He never gave up and was incredibly patient with my questions and requests. I was absolutely stunned to find out he had passed and there will always be a Scott sized hole for me. Bon voyage, Scott. You are and will be missed.

Judy Grabowicz

May 9, 2019

Scott was a dear friend to my sister Annmarie. His smile could light up any room and he would do anything for a friend and was so good to her. Whenever she needed some joy on a dark day, it seemed like he was always there. He had a great sense of humor and sarcastically referred to her as Betty. He had a pure and generous soul. God surely has a special place for him. God bless.

Greg Murray

May 9, 2019

Many years of memories riding the school bus and growing up together. Our deepest condolences at this time. You're in our thoughts and prayers.
Greg and Shelly Murray

Kristine Walsh

May 9, 2019

To the Goolden Family my deepest sympathies. He was one of a kind, touched so many people and was simply a beautiful human being. It was an honor to know him and be his co-worker at Filenes as well as live with him for several years at the infamous 1902 Beacon Street Boston MA. Memories always and forever. Love, Kristine (with a “K”)

DJoris Fleming

May 8, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Scott’s passing. I moved into Cobblestone Creek in 2012 and he was always so kind and helpful whenever I had an issue or concern. He will b greatly missed!! Prayers Going up for his family. 🙏🏽

Claudia Iriele

May 8, 2019

Scott, you will be missed tremendously!! I remember my first encouter with Scott was via email when he was trying to rent out his town home and unfortunately I was too late and it was no longer available. He was so kind and went out his way to find me a home in the neighborhood and it happened to be across from him and that was almost 6 years ago. Scott loved the outdoors and my boys and I will watch every year as Spring approached to see what plants or wreath he will hang on the door or just waving at him outside or while he was walking Jasper. This seems so surreal that you are gone!! May your soul rest in heavenly peace!!

Theresa Baxter-Dumont

May 8, 2019

I haven’t seen Scott in years but I keep
up with him through Facebook. We graduated together in “ 85” He worked at the Super Duper for my husband in the produce department. He was a great guy. I’m sorry for your families loss.
Once a stoner always a stoner

Lauline Babino

May 8, 2019

Scott was the President of our HOA in Mableton. We could never make quorum so he remained president the entire time I’ve lived there. He ran everything smoothly so we never had to challenge it. He loved our community and served it well! I will miss seeing him and Jasper on neighborhood walks. Scott, you will be missed! My condolences to friends and loved ones!

Connie Neuroth

May 8, 2019

I haven't seen Scott in many, many years, but I do remember how FREAKIN' handsome he was (and still is!) His beautiful eyes-and that smile!! He had Uncle Vern's gorgeous smile that lit up a room-instantaneously!
I remember how red his beautiful face used to get when mom would get going. Poor guy, never stood a chance with her. I think she made it her mission to get him laughing. I'm pretty sure he never really knew what to make of her!
I was always jealous of you Lisa, because you got to have him as a brother. I mean-you DO remember my brothers? Your cousins?? Bunch a freaks!!! ( ya know I love ya brothers!!)
And then there were those times when mom was feeling "extra frisky! Remember those? Poor Scott! And Aunt Mary and Uncle Vern! Their individual reactions were pretty much the same. You dad, the most boisterous laugh, throwing his head back, every single one of his teeth showing and his smile! I was pretty sure his smile went all the way around his head and met in the back somewhere!
And your mom. As much as she would try to cover her smile/giggle with her hand And exclaim "oh Alice!"- I think mostly to try to NOT to encourage my mom-she couldn't contain it! And, she would either join in the antics or sit a little straighter and give a little eye roll- which just fueled mom's desire to go on!
Those were and are, and will continue to be my most favorite memories.
Poor Scott- will now be in a perpetual state of blushing now that he has joined mom and your dad. Can you imagine the reunion they must have had? Open arms, huge smiles and the most overwhelming sense of peace. At least he has my dad there too- he can act as a buffer for Scott if necessary!
Scott will be greatly missed by your mom and you. My sadness is mostly because we lost touch and I didn't know him as an adult. Please know our entire family mourns you all. Much love and many prayers and hugs.