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Robert F. Goodwin of Georgetown, a retired chemist, died Friday, May 12. He was 90.
Mr. Goodwin was born in St. Petersburg, Fla., and raised in Waterville, Maine. He graduated from Waterville High in 1944 and was the manager of the boys' basketball team that won the New England title that year.
After serving in the Navy, he earned a degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1951. He worked for years around New England as a research and design chemist, primarily at Foss Manufacturing Co. in Haverhill and Hampton, N.H.
Mr. Goodwin enjoyed golf, reading, music, his summer camp in Maine, barbecuing, and the Red Sox. He was a parishioner at St. Mary's, coached Little League baseball, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He was also a proud member of "The Bobs," the group of men all named Bob, who did much work on community projects. Mr. Goodwin put in hundreds of hours at Camp Denison during his retirement, including work on a trail that was named in his honor.
He was married for many years to the late Mary (Cugini) Goodwin and leaves three sons, Peter G. of Boxford, Paul D. and his wife, Nancy of Greenville, R.I., and Thomas M. and his wife, Diane of Newburyport; and a daughter, Ann Marie Paradiso and her husband, James of Georgetown. He was also loving grandfather to Conner, Andrew, Tanner, and Cole.
Family and friends are kindly invited to share in his Funeral Mass on Thursday, May 18 at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Georgetown. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Harmony Cemetery, Georgetown. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Conte-Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown. For funeral home directions, florists or accommodations, please visit www.cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com.
Published on  May 16, 2017
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