Raymond B. Goddard,


PLYMOUTH — Raymond B. Goddard passed away on Nov. 15, 2017, after a brief illness.

Raymond was born and raised in Laconia.

After graduating high school in Laconia he joined the Air Force as an Air Force mechanic. During this time he met and married Edith Howe Goddard of Whitefield. After the Air Force they settled in and began to raise their family in the Laconia area.

He worked for the Laconia Needle Co. and then the Ashland Woolen Mill.

Raymond was active in the Masons and the Odd Fellows. He was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church. He was an active outdoorsman and gardener.

Raymond was predeceased by his parents, Raymond L. Goddard and Martha (French) Goddard; siblings, Lionel “Ted” Goddard, Beverly Goddard Fuller, Priscilla Goddard Austin, Patricia Goddard Laurent, Norman Goddard, Helen Goddard Bryant, Mary Goddard Rich, Jannette Goddard; and his first wife, Edith Howe Goddard.

Raymond is survived by his second wife, E. Marjorie Goddard of Plymouth; son Mark A. Goddard and his wife Wendy of Lancaster, son Gary S. Goddard of South Portland, Maine; a daughter, Deborah Goddard Nielsen and her husband David of Gilmanton; grandson, Thomas B. Nielsen and his wife Krista of Alton; and great-grandchildren, Jakob Nielsen of Lake Wales, Florida, Mekayla Collette, Merek Collette and Joe Mae Collette of Alton.

Calling hours will be Monday, Nov. 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. Private burial will follow at the Union Cemetery in Laconia.

A memorial service will be held Monday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Ashland Methodist Church, 12 Washington St., Ashland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ashland United Methodist Church, 12 Washington St., Ashland, NH 03217, or The Old Man of the Mountain Museum and Preservation Assoc., P.O. Box 106, Belmont, NH 03220.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.