Roderick Lawrence Goodspeed

Born: Thu., Aug. 6, 1936
Died: Mon., Apr. 4, 2016


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 10, 2016
Location: Brandon Location

Funeral Service

Mon., Apr. 11, 2016

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Roderick Lawrence Goodspeed, age 79, died Monday, April 4, 2016, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.


Mr. Goodspeed was born in Bridport on August 6, 1936. He was the son Percy and Maude (Munger) Goodspeed. He was graduated from Brandon High School, class of 1954. In his earlier years he had worked at Blue Seal Feed & Grains. While a resident of Whiting he was instrumental in forming the Whiting Volunteer Fire Department. He started off on his own in the building trade. He has been a self-employed carpenter for many years. He built many area homes including the first Brandon Area Rescue Squad Building on Franklin Street. He had also served as a founding member of B.A.R.S. He belonged to the Brandon Chamber of Commerce and had been a member of the Brandon Rotary Club. He served on the Board of Directors for the Forestdale Cemetery Association and was a member of the Neshobe Old Time Fish & Game Club.


Surviving is his wife; Judith (Forguites) Goodspeed of Forestdale; whom he married in Fair Haven on June 16, 1957, one daughter, Teresa Laughlin of Indianapolis, IN, a son, Michael Goodspeed & his wife Polly of Goshen, 2 grandchildren; Kayla L. Malloy & her husband Justin of Albany, NY and Brett A. Laughlin & his wife Amanda of Zionville, IN, 3 great grandchildren; Chloe Ray Malloy, Teagan Grace Malloy and Michael Alan Laughlin, 3 sisters; Elita Ranney & her husband Irving of Rutland, Lorraine Quenneville & her husband Rene of Leicester and Carolyn Hayes & her husband Ron of Brandon, 3 brothers; Edgar Goodspeed of Cornwall, Canada, Arlen Goodspeed & his wife Ellen of Waukesha, WI and Orville Goodspeed & his wife Nancy of Rutland and special grand dog “Tess”.


The funeral service will be held on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 11 AM, at Forestdale Wesleyan Church. The Rev. John McDonald, pastor will officiate. A private graveside committal service and burial will follow, in the family lot, at Forestdale Cemetery.


Following the ceremony the family will receive friends at Brandon American Legion Post #55, for a time of remembrance.


Friends may call at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon on Sunday, April 10, from 2-4 PM.


Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in his memory to; The Brandon Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon, VT 05733.



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   Posted Thu April 07, 2016
Dear Goodspeed Family: Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. May you find comfort in the words written at Acts 24:15, where God promises to bring back to life those we have lost in death by means of a resurrection. In the future He will also do away with our enemy, death.(Isaiah 25:8) This gives us the wonderful hope of being reunited with our loved ones forever. Until then, i hope the memories of Roderick and these promises from God comfort you in the days to come.

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