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FITZWILLIAM, NH - Russell G. Goodwin, 93, of 756 Route 12 South, died peacefully Thursday morning, April 12, 2018 in Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, NH.
He was born in Winchendon on October 6, 1924, son of the late Leon E. and Bertha (Nutter) Goodwin and lived in Fitzwilliam for many years.
Russell proudly served his country during World War Two as a member of the United States Navy, serving in the European-African Middle Easter Area and Asiatic-Pacific Area. He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific, Medal, American Area Medal, European African Medal and Victory Medal.
He worked for many years as a construction worker for Laborers Union Local#39 in Fitchburg until his retirement. Until a few years ago, he owned race horses, which raced in Rockingham and Foxboro, VT. He was a former member of Ovila Case Post #905 VFW in Gardner, MA.
His wife of 68 years, Doris H. (Gordon) Goodwin, died in 2015. He leaves four children, Nancey Lively and her husband Daniel of Fitzwilliam, Russell G. Goodwin Jr and his wife Sharlene of Fitzwilliam, Leon Goodwin and his wife Michelle of Fitzwilliam and Bonnie Page and her husband George of Winchendon; four brothers and sisters, Gloria Blair of FL, Leona Goodwin of Winchendon, Leo Goodwin of Winchendon and John Goodwin of Rindge, NH; 15 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Richard Auger and two sisters, Arlene Liberty and Joyce Carrier.
Private graveside services will be held in Hillside Cemetery, Rindge, NH
There are no calling hours.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.