Obituary of Robert T. Goodwin
Robert T. Goodwin, a retired credit analyst, passed away after a short illness on Saturday morning, February 3, 2024. He was 90 years old. Bob was born in Hartford, Connecticut. He was the son of Arthur and Josephine Goodwin. He grew up in Arlington and was a graduate of Arlington High School. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University. Bob spent 33 years working for First National Bank of Boston as a Credit Analyst in downtown Boston. He retired at the age of 62. He served as president of the New England Credit Association and was a member of the Robert Morris Association. He enjoyed going on business trips to destinations including Washington D.C., Chicago, and Hawaii that he brought his family along with him and made it a vacation.
Bob was a man who was in perpetual motion almost until the age of 90. He was a Third-Degree member of the Woburn Knights of Columbus, Council 77. He was active at St. Malachy Church going to mass and serving on the social committee. He helped organize weekly coffee and donuts after mass, the church’s Ham and Bean Dinner, and numerous other socials and fundraisers held at the church. He coached soccer and baseball when his children were in youth sports. He and his family were avid skiers. He met his wife, Carol, when they were both in ski clubs. The two clubs had members skiing “Tuckerman’s Ravine” in New Hampshire. That was in 1964 and they were married one year later. They taught their sons to ski at an early age and there were many vacations and weekends skiing at Wachusett, Crotched, Loon, Waterville and numerous other ski resorts in New England. He skied until the age of 74. Bob’s biggest passion was golf. He was a longtime member of the Billerica Country Club. In his retirement years, he golfed five days a week. The only time he didn’t golf was when he was on vacation. He was still golfing regularly this past summer. Whether it was skill, home course advantage, or just luck, Bob had 3 “Holes-in-One'' during his golfing years. All three were on the fifth hole of the Billerica Country Club. He went to all the Burlington High School plays, the Jazz nights at the Council on Aging, and the Burlington High Hockey games, especially the playoff games.. There were also many summer vacations spent in Phippsburg, Maine with his in-laws. The cottage was filled to the brim with family and there was an endless array of memories filled with laughter and fun. Bob loved being the center of attention and the life of the party. He was a great storyteller and had an incredible memory for details. But most of all, Bob was simply one of the kindest people you might meet. He was fun loving, didn’t have a mean bone in his body, and just loved people and life. He will be sadly missed, but his spirit and memory will live on in his family and friends.
Bob was the beloved husband of 59 years of Carol Ann (Sternberg) Goodwin. They shared the same interests and did everything together. He was the proud father of Mark Goodwin and his wife Jody of Belmont, NH and Darren Goodwin of Lowell. He was predeceased by his siblings Arthur Goodwin and Shirley Beaton. Bob also loved his pets, especially his dog, “Holly” and his grand dog, “Murph”.
Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington on Tuesday, February 6 from 4-7 p.m. Funeral from the Sullivan Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 7 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Malachy Church in St. Veronica Parish, 99 Bedford St. Burlington at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with a burial at Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington. Memorials in Bob’s name may be made to St. Veronica Parish, 111 Winn St., Burlington MA 01803 or Buddy Dog Humane Society, www.buddydoghs.org, 151 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776. For online guest book and video tribute see www.sullivanfuneralhome.net
Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050