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NATICK – Robert A. Goodwin, Sr., 84, Of Natick and West Yarmouth passed away on Saturday January 29, 2022  with his family at his side following a brief illness.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years Joan L. (Russell) Goodwin who passed in 2008. 

Born on September 22, 1937 he was the son of the late Stanley F. Goodwin and Mary E. (Powers) Goodwin. 

He is survived by his son Robert A. (Butch) Goodwin Jr. of Natick, daughter Joanmarie Goodwin of Natick, and son Johnmichael (Cheezy) Goodwin and wife Joanna (Sealfon) Goodwin of Odenton, MD.  Loving “Grampy” to Ian and Julia Goodwin both of Odenton, MD.   Brother to George Goodwin of Goodyear, AZ, loving Uncle to his nephews George (Skip) Goodwin wife Cindy of New River, AZ, Charles (Chuckie) Goodwin wife Debbie of Bellingham, MA, Donald Goodwin wife Bonnie of Sun Lakes, AZ and Diane (Goodwin) Costello husband Jim of Bellingham, MA.  He was the half-brother of the late Stanley Goodwin and Olive Goodwin.  Brother in-law to Mary Jane (Russell) Hills and her husband Tom and the late Jean (Ortenzi) Goodwin.

Uncle to the late Ronald Goodwin.  He is also survived by several grand nieces and nephews.  Surrogate dad to William Wilcox.  Devoted friend to the Bermingham, and Topham families.

Bob attend St. Patrick’s School, Coolidge Jr. High, and was a 1955 graduate of Natick High School.   

He also attended Bridgewater State College and Northeastern University.

He was a founding member of the West Suburban (Chase) Arena and aided in the building of both of the Rinks along with a lot of lifelong friends. 

He was a coach and referee in the Natick Comets Hockey Program. 

Every year he would put on his skates for the 4th of July Ice Shows to skate with his daughter and with many of those friends in the Men’s line number. 

In 2019 Bob attended his grandson’s Hockey Tournament in Lake Placid, NY where he donned his skates for the last time to skate with both Ian, Julia, and son Cheezy on the 1980 Olympic Rink. 

He loved attending all sports events especially the ones where his kids and grandkids were playing in.  He was a life-long attendee of the Cape Cod Baseball League D-Y Red Sox games.  Many a summer night was spent at the ball field with a hotdog and soda watching these future major league players.  He was an avid fan of all sports especially the Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.  Many a text were received by his kids signed “Grampy” notifying them of the latest scores or what time the games were on.  Due to Covid – Live Barn had been his mode of watching his grandson’s hockey games and U-Tube videos of his granddaughter’s soccer games. 

He loved doing jigsaw puzzles with his daughter and could be found many an early morning still at the puzzle table they made just trying to find that last piece.

For many years he worked at 3C Computer Control, Honeywell Bull and recently The Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce up until the Covid pandemic shut down their office in 2020.   He loved working at the Chamber and seeing old friends from Natick when they came to the Cape and stopped by for a chat.

Visitation will be held on Sunday February 6 from 4-8 p.m. at the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. on Monday February 7 at St. Patrick’s Church 43 East Central Street Natick.   

Interment to follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Natick. 

In lieu of flowers the family asks for you to make a donation in their dad’s name to the MSPCA or to your local Humane Society for the protection of all animals. 

He will be missed by the family puppies Morgan, Milo, Lucy, Henry, and Storm. 

He was greeted at the Rainbow Bridge by his precious Lacey, Frisco, Rupert, Sampson, Buddy, and Trixie. 

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.