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Frances Ann Goodwin

1933 - 2021



Our family lost one of its most cherished members April 4, 2021. Frances (Aiken) Goodwin peacefully joined the Lord surrounded by family at the Pines Rehab Facility, Lyndonville Vermont.

Fran was born to Charles and Thelma (Eldridge) Aiken in McIndoes Falls, Vermont where she grew up on the family farm. She graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy in 1951 where she was proud of the big green. She showed her school spirit by playing in the band and was First Chair Allstate Musician.

 Fran was an active member of Grace Methodist church in Lyndonville, playing the piano as well as serving as treasurer for several years. Fran had a heart to serve others and was selfless in her actions.

Fran was an outdoor enthusiast enjoying skiing, hiking, camping, and ice-skating; she even played Auntie Em in the annual Fenton Chester ice show “Wizard of Oz”. She could be found cheering and supporting her children and grandchildren and all their activities.

Fran was an amazing mother to her three children along with having an open door and a full cupboard for all of their friends.

Fran is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Michael Goodwin, son Bradley Goodwin and wife Denise, daughter Joy (Goodwin) Gabriel and husband Rusty, grandchildren Dylan Goodwin and fiancé Stephanie Garrett, Breanna (Goodwin) Newton and her husband Luther Newton, Rossen Goodwin, Sawyer Goodwin, Brody Gabriel, Emma Gabriel, Brinley Gabriel, and great grandchildren Wyett Goodwin, Whitlee Newton, Luther Bradley Newton, and several nieces and nephews.

She was pre-deceased by son Casey Goodwin, 1993, granddaughter Kensey Katherine Gabriel, brother Alden Aiken, and sister Mary (Aiken) Ely.

Fran’s family was her entire life and kept her young at heart. She was our rock, our love, an extremely special woman who will be missed by all.                                                             

Our family would like to send a sincere, heartfelt thank you for all the love, care, and support the staff of the Pines has given Fran over the past six years. Your kindness and compassion will not be forgotten.

Romans 8:18 “ We have sufferings now. But the sufferings we have now are nothing compared to the glory that will be given to us.“

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Lyndonville United Methodist Church, PO Box 543, Lyndonville, VT 05851.

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Deb Seibert

April 9, 2021 10:34 PM

Thoughts and prayers with the Goodwin family in the loss of their wife and mom and our family friend Fran.💗 A wonderful picture of her that reflects her kind heart and giving spirit. Cherished memories of visiting with Mike and Fran and playing with Joy, Brad and Casey at the Goodwin's home and hunting camps as we grew up together.
Our son Casey is named after Mike and Fran's son Casey who lost his battle with cancer at a young age.🙏

Brynn Evans

April 9, 2021 1:09 PM

I worked with Fran when we worked at RSVP together in Lyndonville. I always enjoyed our time working together. We had fun and she was always so caring and nice. It was a joy to work with her. I will always remember her, and am thankful I had the opportunity to know her - even if only for a short time. 

Lyn Fleming

April 9, 2021 5:04 AM

Dear Goodwin Family,  My sincerest condolences to all of you.  Fran was a lovely lady. 

Jim and Gyla Dziobek

April 8, 2021 5:56 PM

Fran was such a wonderful giving person.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.  May she rest in peace.

Dan Dussault

April 8, 2021 8:36 AM

Mr. Goodwin, Brad & the rest of the Goodwin Family -  I am very sorry to hear about Mrs. Goodwin.  It has been many years since I have seen any of the Goodwins, but I still remember the early years at St. J. Center School with Brad and spending time at the Goodwin house, where your mom always made me feel welcomed and was such a nice and sweet person.  Please accept my sincere condolences.

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