Frank Goddard Jr. of North Reading, formerly of Reading passed away peacefully with his family by his side at his home on Sunday, February 21, 2021. He was 93 years of age.
Born on May 6,1927 in Lowell, Massachusetts, Frank was the oldest son of the late Frank Goddard and Juliette (Lanoue) Goddard Frank is a warm and loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Frank was a resident of Reading for 45 ½ years before moving to North Reading 18 years ago. He was a US Navy veteran of WW II serving as a Seaman in the Pacific Theater. Frank was a graduate of Norwich University with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. Retiring in 1989, he was a 32 year employee of The Raytheon Company working primarily as a Section Manager in the Product Assurance Function in various Massachusetts locations. Frank was proud to spend more time in retirement than employed!
A devout Catholic, Frank was a communicant of Saint Athanasius Parish in Reading where he was active as an usher for 41 years as well as being involved in other church activities. He and his wife Barbara were avid square dancers for 30 years, belonging to several square dance clubs in the area, such as the Checkmates and Seaside Steppers. Frank was a charter member of the International Harvester Collectors Club of New England having a collection of several antique tractors, toy tractors, tractor books, and related collectables.
Frank is the beloved husband for 71 years of Barbara (Whittier) Goddard. He is the devoted father of Frank Steven Godard, David Goddard, Robert Goddard and his wife Lori, Richard Goddard and his wife Alice, Thomas Goddard and his wife Lynsey, James Goddard and Mary Anne Shaw and her husband Dennis. The cherished grandfather of 17, Frank is the doting great grandfather of 10. He is the dear brother of Edward, Eleanor and the late Paul. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.
Also , John A. Bishop, 83, of Natick passed away suddenly on December 6th, 2019
in Worcester. Beloved husband of Carole (Umentum) Bishop, whom he married at
St. Sebastians Church in Frankfurt, Germany in 1961. Devoted father of Jonathan
Bishop and his wife Lisa of Exeter, NH, Jeffrey Bishop and his wife Pamela of
Southboro, Robin Davis and her husband Jeffrey of Natick, and Michael Bishop
and his wife Kelly of Natick. Loving grandfather of Nicole Bishop, Daniel Bishop,
Zachary Bishop, Samantha Davis, Jacob Bishop, Olivia Davis and Sylvia Bishop.
Brother of Stephen Bishop and his wife Joan of New Hampshire and Florida and
Susan Batchelder and her husband Herb of Canterbury, NH. Son of the late Frank
and Mary (Bacon) Bishop. John retired as Vice President of Middlesex Savings Bank
in Natick. He was a volunteer of the Kiwanis for many years. John enjoyed spending
summers on Cape Cod where he could always be found kayaking and fishing. He was a
devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.