Leo Newton Goodwin - age: 85
(September 05, 1927 to October 22, 2012
Visiting hours are to be held at Dennett, Craig & Pate 365 Main St, Saco 4 to 7PM on Saturday Oct. 27, 2012.
A funeral service will be held at the Goodwins Mills Advent Christian Church 498 Goodwins Mills Rd, Dayton, Maine on Sunday Oct. 28 2012 at 2 PM. Pastor Nick Foss will officiate. Burial will follow at Goodwins Mills Cemetery.
For those wishing to make memorial contributions, they may contribute in his name to the Goodwins Mills Memorial fund 498 Goodwins Mills Rd, Dayton, Maine 04005, The Shriners Children’s Hospitals, or The Gosnell Memorial Hospice Home in Scarborough, Maine.
Dayton, Leo Goodwin, 85 of Waterhouse Rd, passed away October 22, 2012 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House surrounded by his family.
He was born in Alfred Maine September 5, 1927 the son of Benjamin and Molly Burleigh Goodwin. He married Jean Flanders in 1950 and spent the next 62 years with her in their home in Dayton.
He was educated in local schools and left to join the army/air corp, serving for two years.
Upon his return he continued his education and attended USM, studying drafting. He later worked as a tool design draftsman for Saco Defense, which he retired from in 1990.
Leo was a very active lifetime member of the Goodwins Mills Advent Christian Church, serving as a Deacon for several years and contributing many hours for various projects.
He was the last surviving charter member of the Goodwins Mills Volunteer Fire Department, formed after the fire of 1947, where he served for many years.
He was a member of the Arion Masonic Lodge and Kora Shrine Temple. While a member of the Shriners, he served as a Director of their Moped Unit, riding in many parades, raising funds for the Shriners Children’s Hospitals and also serving in the Provost Unit.
In addition to his career as a draftsman, he served as a part time Deputy for the York County Sheriff’s Department. He also had various businesses involving construction, catering and bean growing. He served the Town of Dayton as Road Commissioner and member of the Planning Board.
Leo was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a pillar of his community and would always look for ways to help others in need. He enjoyed his gardening, woodworking, putting on lobster bakes for family and friends, and the opportunity for a good prank.
He is predeceased by a sister Lucille Goodwin, and 4 brothers Benjamin Goodwin Jr, Harlie Goodwin, Karl Goodwin, and Glenn Goodwin.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years Jean Goodwin of Dayton, 2 sons Richard Goodwin of Biddeford, Ross Goodwin and his wife Janet of Windham, 2 daughters Janis Johnson and her husband Daniel of West Wareham, Mass, Lyla Kyriazi and her husband Constantine of Saco, 2 brothers Linwood Goodwin and Clinton Goodwin and a sister Ruth Flewelling, 8 grandchildren, Nathan, Seth, Bronwyn, Benjamin, Zachary, Atalanta, Jason and Adam, 2 great grandchildren, Katie and Isabella.