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Obituary for Marilyn Emma Goode (Downing)

Marilyn E. Goode, 79, of Boothbay, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2024, surrounded by her loving family at the Horizon’s Rehabilitation in Brunswick. Marilyn was born on March 2, 1944, in Boothbay, Maine to parents Rupert and Ursula (Barter) Downing.

Marilyn grew up in Boothbay and attended local schools, graduating from Boothbay Region High School class of 1963. She then went on to attend the Apostolic Bible Institute in Auburn, Maine from 1963-1965.
Being a hard worker, Marilyn often had more than one job. She worked at Health-tex Clothing as a seamstress, cleaned houses for over 30 years, managed the laundromat in Boothbay Harbor, and was a cashier at the Boothbay Hannaford for 26 years. She was well known and loved by many in town.

In her free time, Marilyn enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening, and her flowers in her yard. She loved drinking a good cup of tea. She also loved her family dearly, especially spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She attended the Boothbay Baptist Church all her life and was also a Red Hat Society member.

Marilyn was predeceased by her parents; brothers Calvin, Rupert Jr. and Ellery and Preston Downing; and sisters Cynthia Blackman and Maxine Kincaid.

She is survived by sons Stuart Goode and wife Paula of Damariscotta and Anthony Goode, and partner Paulette of Boothbay; sister Hope Dunning and husband John of Wiscasset; grandsons Christopher Goode and wife Kate of Bath and Andrew Goode and fiancée Kimberly of Boothbay; granddaughters Kimberly Pagon and husband Chris of Brunswick, Julia Goode, and partner Travis of Nobleboro, and Kady Goode of Damariscotta; great-grandsons Kymani, Kyantae, Dominic and Ryan; along with many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for Marilyn will be held on January 27, 2024, at 2:00PM at Hall Funeral Home, 975 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay, Maine.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hall Funeral Home, Boothbay, Maine