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Obituary for Arthur G. Goodhue

SWANTON – Arthur G. Goodhue, age 64 years, died Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the VNA Respite House in Colchester.

Born in Burlington, Vermont, on September 10, 1953, he was the son of the late Arthur G. and Pauline Marie (Brown) Goodhue.

A 1971 graduate of Burlington High School he furthered his education at Wadhams Hall Seminary College in Ogdensburg, New York and later graduated in 1983 from the New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in Boston, Massachusetts. He has been associated with The Kidder Memorial Home in Swanton since 1981 and he has owned KMH since 2001. He was also a member of both the Vermont and National Funeral Directors Associations.

Since 1981 he has been a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Saint Louis Parish and volunteered at the church in various ways. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Saint Edmund of Canterbury Council 776 and Fourth Degree Assembly 2207 in Swanton. He also served several years on the Town of Swanton Cemetery Commission.

On May 31, 1976, he was married to the former Yvette Marguerite Matte who predeceased him on, December 29, 1998.

He leaves his faithful, devoted fiancée, Ginette Laroche Young of Swanton; two children, Lisa Anne Goodhue of Burlington and Paul Michael Goodhue and his companion, Jesse Meserve of Wenham, Massachusetts; Ginette’s children, Amanda Young and her daughter, Lily Grace Whitcomb of Swanton and Jonathan and Arleigh Young and their daughter, Violet Elizabeth of Saint Albans; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Maurice and Claire Matte and their sons Adrian and Jordan Matte all of Winooski and several cousins.

The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. from The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 65 Canada Street, Swanton. Father James E. Zuccaro will be the celebrant and The Reverend Monsignor John J. McDermott the homilist. The Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the Goodhue family lot in Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may call at The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Gifts in Art’s memory may be made to the Swanton Community Food Shelf, 65 Canada Street, Swanton, VT 05488 or the VNA Respite House, 3113 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, VT 05466.

Condolences, photos and favorite memories may be shared through www.kiddermemorialhome.com


Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

18

Oct

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Kidder Memorial Home

89 Grand Avenue
Swanton, VT 05488

Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday

19

Oct

11:00 AM
Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

65 Canada Street
Swanton, Vermont 05488

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery - Swanton

65 Canada Street
Swanton, VT 05488


Memorial Contribution

VNA Respite House

3113 Roosevelt Highway
Colchester, Vermont 05446

Swanton Community Food Shelf

65 Canada Street
Swanton, VT 05488
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