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Robert Goodell

November 15, 1932 — January 29, 2022

Robert C. Goodell, 89, passed away January 29, 2022, with family by his side. Robert was born on November 15, 1932, in Bangor, Maine to parents Milton and Eva Goodell.

Robert proudly served our country in the Army working on guided missile systems. He worked at Bell Labs, AT&T, Mobil, and Ebasco before moving to corporate consulting and executive coaching.  He also served as an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey where he taught executive coaching.

Robert’s devotion to his family and faith were the cornerstones of his life.  In his retirement, he wrote a number of inspirational reflections based on years of bible study.  Throughout his life, he truly embodied a servant leader and met people where they were accompanying them in their faith journey.

Robert is predeceased by his loving wife Ruth G. Goodell of 59 years and his parents, Milton and Eva Goodell. Survivors include son, Jim Goodell and his wife, Chris; daughter, Amy Freed and her husband, Dan; grandson Tim Freed and his wife, Vanessa, grandson Ben Freed and his wife, Emily, granddaughter Emily Freed; great grandsons Dustin and Beckham; sister Betty Marchesi, brother Jon Goodell, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 12, 2022, in Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church with Monsignor Brennan as Celebrant.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

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Service Schedule

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am

Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church

545 A1A N, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

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