David W. Goodwin

  • Born: March 30, 1924
  • Died: March 19, 2020
  • Location: Merrimacport, Massachusetts

Driscoll Funeral Home

309 So. Main Street
Bradford, MA 01835

Tel. (978) 374-0000

Tribute & Message From The Family


MERRIMACPORT - David Webster Goodwin, Sr., nearly 96, died March 19, 2020 at his home. Born in Haverhill, MA, he was a longtime resident of River Road, Merrimacport.

He was the youngest son of Mary Hubbard and Harold Goodwin. He was predeceased by his wife, Katharine Veasey Goodwin and two older brothers, George and James.

He attended Haverhill High School and following his graduation from Governor Dummer Academy in 1942, enlisted in the U.S. Army. In 1949 he graduated from Bates College. Dave spent his banking career on Merrimack St., Haverhill and participated in variety of social and community organizations. Throughout the years, a rotating group of old and new friends enjoyed his company over coffee. Married for 65 years, he and Katharine shared a love of the outdoors, birds and small boating. His life was lived within sight of water.

Dave leaves three children and their spouses; Decia Goodwin and Brian Conway of Cambridge, MA, Karen and David Goodwin Jr. of Plaistow, NH and Carol and Thomas Goodwin of West Newbury, MA; as well as 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and the extended Veasey and Goodwin families.
His family especially want to acknowledge their deep appreciation for his longtime caregivers. Their dedication enabled him to spend his final years comfortably at home.

The family will gather later to celebrate his long and fortunate life. Arrangements by Driscoll Funeral Home, Haverhill. For guestbook, please visit www.driscollcares.com


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mr. David Goodwin was a smart, kind, decent, honest man and who, by virtue of his character, was a pillar in the communities in which he served, lived and worked. This was the kind of man and many of his long time friends just like him, that influenced me growing up. While he will be missed, his legacy and values lives on in the families he leaves behind. Rest in Peace Mr. Goodwin. Doug Pope

Posted by Doug Pope - Boston, MA - Family Friend   March 23, 2020

Hi David and Karen,
There are no words to describe losing such a great father and friend. I have such great memories of Dave from the Y Board of Directors and as my favorite banker! What a blessing he was to so many! Lucinda Nolet

Posted by LUCINDA NOLET - HAVERHILL, MA - Friend   March 23, 2020

Mr. Goodwin,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the U.S. Army during WW II and for being a member of the Greatest Generation. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Posted by Mike Casey(former Ma resident) - El Paso, TX   March 23, 2020


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