Margaret Padden Goodsir, 97, of Spanish Lakes in Port St. Lucie, Florida, died Friday July 23rd, 2021, at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was a former resident of Lake Areal, PA and Oakland, NJ.
Born March 28, 1924, in Plains PA, she was a daughter of the late William and Helen Dougherty Padden. Margaret was a graduate of Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
During WWII she worked as an operator for Bell Telephone. After raising her five children she worked for many years as a switchboard operator at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ.
She was a founding member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish in Oakland, NJ.
Preceding her in death, in 1999 was her beloved husband, William Howard Goodsir Jr. USMC, her daughter Jacqueline in 2019 and her siblings Rev. Neil A. Padden, O.F.M., Anthony J. and William Padden, and Mary Moran.
She will be greatly missed by her son William Goodsir and wife Elizabeth of Totowa, NJ, daughters, Karen Donovan and husband Jack of Lavallette, NJ, Peggy McLaughlin and companion Matthew Holevinski of Moscow, PA, Maureen of Queens Village, NY, and her nine grandchildren, Edwin Goodsir and wife Clover, Colleen, and William Goodsir, Brian Donovan and wife Sharon, Colin Donovan and wife Laura, Caitlin Donovan, Sean, and Ryan McLaughlin, and Megan Reilly and husband Mark, and numerous nieces, nephews and great grandchildren.
Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 NW Dunn Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981 – https://www.treasurehealth.org/292/Donate
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