BRANDON - Susan Ellen Margaret Goodnow, age 102, died Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at her home where she has resided for the past 63 years. Mrs. Goodnow was born in Haddam, Conn. on Jan. 22, 1908. She married Earl Goodnow in 1926 and moved to Vermont in 1927.

Mrs. Goodnow had worked at Goodnow's Orchards and Turkey farm in Brandon for over 20 years.She had also worked at the Brandon Training School for several years before joining the staff at Shapiro's Department Store in Brandon for 30 years. She belonged to the Kings Daughters of the Catholic Church and taught bible study in her earlier years.

She was predeceased by her husband Earl Goodnow in 1975, son Wallace Goodnow in 1997, daughter Barbara Berry in 2004, grandsons Paul Steven Goodnow in 1984 and Wallace Goodnow in 1981, half brothers Daniel Duffy in 2001 and Ralph Duffy in 1942 and a half sister Irene Burchstead in 2009.

Several family members survive.

The funeral service was held July 2 at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon. The Rev. Richard White, Pastor of the Brandon Congregational Church will officiate. The graveside committal service and burial followed in the family lot, at Pine Hill Cemetery.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in her memory to the Brandon Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon 05733 or the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse and Hospice, 7 Albert Cree Dr., Rutland, 05701.

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