NEW SALEM- Clinton C. Goodnow passed peacefully on October 18th, 2020 surrounded by his loving family at his home in New Salem at the age of 81.
Clinton was born to Helen (Anderson) and Clarence Goodnow on June 23, 1939 in Gardner. Known by most as Clint, he graduated from Orange High School in 1957 and graduated from East Coast Aerotech in 1959.
He was employed by L.S. Starrett Co. in Athol for 37 years, most recently in Special Gauge.
Clint loved the outdoors. He was an avid, enthusiastic skier and hunter, he loved cutting wood and watching the bears, deer and birds that always visited his back yard. He also loved to cook.
He was a dedicated bowler, participating in many leagues over the years in Athol and Gardner where he forged many friendships with his teammates. Later in life he cherished his visits to Destin Florida to visit his family there. Clint also found much enjoyment driving his John Deere tractor.
Clint was a member of the former Athol-Orange Elks Lodge #1837.
The family greatly appreciates the kind and compassionate care given by Gardner VNA.
He leaves behind his beloved wife Dian with whom he spent over 60 wonderful years; his son Cory Goodnow and his wife, Karin; and his daughter Juliann Livingston.
He also leaves four grandchildren who brought him great joy, Jordan Livingston and her husband Terrance Dunn, Elizabeth Livingston, Brittany Pearson and her husband Matthew, and Ashley Bassett and her husband Bryan; and five beloved great-grandchildren.
There are no calling hours.
Services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the New Salem Fire Department, 33 South Main Street, New Salem. MA 01355 in appreciation for all the help during Clint’s declining health.
Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is assisting the family.
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