Dorothy F. Goodenow, 79: Enjoyed making mittens for charity, riding motorcycles

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TOPSHAM — Dorothy F. Goodenow, 79, died March 16 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

She was born in Chelsea, April 27, 1930, a daughter of Stanley and Regina Morgan Sherman.

In 1948 she graduated from Gardiner High School.

On Oct. 25, 1969, she married John A. Goodenow Jr.

A homemaker devoted to raising her family, she had a kind heart that endeared her to everyone.

She enjoyed sewing and knitting, and would make quilts and mittens for family. Every year she would make 200 to 300 pairs of mittens that her children would deliver to Brunswick day cares, homeless shelters, schools and the Santa Claus Fund.

Her other hobbies included baking and motorcycle riding.

Surviving are her husband of 40 years, John of Topsham; a son, Steven David Bailey of Gardiner, and a daughter, Alice Mary Bailey of Brunswick; three stepsons, John Goodenow III, Jeff Goodenow of Topsham and Joey Goodenow of Harpswell; a brother, Richard Sherman of Chelsea, and two sisters, Helen Coutts of Randolph and Nellie Pushard of Gardiner; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

At her request, services are private.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice or to the Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME 04011.

Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick.

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