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“I'm heart broken to learn that Joe Goode recently passed away. I think of him often as he was not only goode but truly one of the best, honest, kind,...Read More »
1 of 32 | Posted by: Robert N Lupo - Weston, MA

“I just learned of Joe's death today. Having known Joe as The Waltham Assessor for many years it can be said with confidence that they do not come any...Read More »
2 of 32 | Posted by: David Saliba - boston, MA

“Please accept my sincere sympathy during this difficult time. May the God of all comfort sustain you during this time. ~ 1 Thessalonians 4:14 ”
3 of 32 | Posted by: A friend

“To the family of Joe, I was so shocked and over whelmed by Joe's passing. I can't seem to find the words to express my sadness for you and all that...Read More »
4 of 32 | Posted by: Jeanne umbrello - Waltham, MA

“For many, many years I called Joe to say hello and catch up on all matters related to local real estate. He possessed a wealth of knowledge and knew...Read More »
5 of 32 | Posted by: Allan Cohen - Newton, MA - Friend

“I am so sorry to learn of Joe's (Randy) passing. We grew up together from Warrendale Elementary School to graduating from WHS. I was one of the...Read More »
6 of 32 | Posted by: Steve Richardson - Bourne, MA

“My condolence to Joes family. I graduated with Joe from Waltham high school and we were very close friends I really enjoyed his friendship and...Read More »
7 of 32 | Posted by: Joe Nocera - waltham, MA - Friend

“Blessings to you all during this time of loss. We appreciated Joes steadfast kindness and caring nature. He will be missed. I am grateful to have...Read More »
8 of 32 | Posted by: Kelly Maya - MA - neighbor

“My heartfelt prayers to Joe's family. I remember seeing Joe walking in to City hall because I would be in my little Bobcat clearing snow after a...Read More »
9 of 32 | Posted by: Steve Taddeo - Waltham, MA

“Sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Many good memories of working with him years ago on former Mayor Arthur Clark's campaigns. ”
10 of 32 | Posted by: James Condon - Waltham, MA

“Very sad to hear of Joe's passing. Worked with Joe for years at City Hall. It was a pleasure working with Joe. He was always professional, cheerful...Read More »
11 of 32 | Posted by: Bill Reed - NC - Coworker

“Always smiling, good natured, even keeled with a friendly word for anyone on any day. That's how I'll remember Randy. To Tim, Chris, And Amy, May the...Read More »
12 of 32 | Posted by: Jack Mula - Waltham, MA - Friend

“I had many, many interactions over 25 years with Joe during his days as an Assessor for the city. In my view, he will go down as one of the best,...Read More »
13 of 32 | Posted by: Robert Gaines, Esq. - Waltham, MA

“Joe- You were loved and will be missed by so many people. I had the pleasure to have known you for the past 14 years. You were always so willing to...Read More »
14 of 32 | Posted by: Meredith Locke - Saratoga Springs, NY

“Rest in peace Joe. sending my deepest condolences to the Goode family. There is no mistake in surname, the world has lost a good, dedicated and...Read More »
15 of 32 | Posted by: L Lawrence - Watertown, MA

“I only knew Joe a short time...a very nice guy to be condolences to Joes family... Bob Hogan/Owner of the Waltham McDonalds restaurant. ”
16 of 32 | Posted by: Bob Hogan - Watertown, MA

“My heartfelt and sincere condolences to the family of Joseph Goode. Joe was a highly competent professional administrator who served the government...Read More »
17 of 32 | Posted by: John M. Lynch - Boston, MA

“Joe had a lot of friends. Was such a jovial man. Heart broken ”
18 of 32 | Posted by: Leslie Mckinney - MA - Friend

“Dear Joe,We enjoyed your wit, your smile and good heart.You left us much too soon.You will be greatly missed. ”
19 of 32 | Posted by: Ernie Rogers - Lexington, MA

20 of 32 | Posted by: Sean McGillicuddy - Easton, MA

“I worked at City Hall with Joe in the late 80's. He had such an easy going way about him. Always had a smile on his face. It is sad that he didn't...Read More »
21 of 32 | Posted by: Ruth Gately - Waltham, MA

“To Tim, Chris, Amy and the neices and nephews:Joe, who I always knew as Randy was one of my closest Warrendale friends. We were together from...Read More »
22 of 32 | Posted by: Craig Sawin - Corona del Mar, CA

“I am so sad to hear about Joe's passing. Joe and I were WHS classmates and worked together for over 20 years when I served as City Councillor and...Read More »
23 of 32 | Posted by: Gary Marchese - Waltham, MA

“I am truly sorry to hear of Joe's passing. We had a great time when we worked at the Treasurer's office together way way back. It was also nice...Read More »
24 of 32 | Posted by: Clare Connolly Welch - Waltham, MA

“Safe travels on the highway to Heaven Joe. Jane Clark Lenza ”
25 of 32 | Posted by: Jane Lenza - Milford, MA - Friend

“Joe, You were a mench! I was a former Assessor in the City of Boston for approximately for 40 years. You were a hard working person with ethics and...Read More »
26 of 32 | Posted by: Richard A. Cohen - West Roxbury, MA

“May Joe rest in Everlasting Peace. A terrific person and friend. Joe will be missed by many. Extending my heartfelt sympathy to his family and he...Read More »
27 of 32 | Posted by: David Di Gregorio Sr - Waltham, MA

“My condolences to the Goode family Joe was a great guy, friend,co-worker. And neighbor. He always had a smile and took the time for more than just a...Read More »
28 of 32 | Posted by: Mary ellen Hill - Waltham, MA

“Sorry to hear about Joe.God Bless. ”
29 of 32 | Posted by: Arthur Clark Jr. - N Chelmsford, MA

“To the Goode Family, Paul & I are sadden to hear of Joe's passing. He was a wonderful mentor to me and had a great sense of humor. Citizens visiting...Read More »
30 of 32 | Posted by: joyce howes - SC - Coworker

“My heartfelt condolences to Amy and John Simeone, Tim and Kathy Goode, andChristopher Goode...and to Joe's (Randy's) nieces and nephews. There are...Read More »
31 of 32 | Posted by: Beverly Corso - Falmouth, MA

“To the Good Family, I was so sorry to hear of Joe (Randy) passing. We call him Randy growing up in Warrendale......My brother Joe Russo and Joe were...Read More »
32 of 32 | Posted by: Bob and Mary ann McGovern - MA

Belmont – Mr. Joseph R. Goode, of Belmont, formerly of Waltham, died Saturday, February 2, 2019 at his home. He was 62.

Joe was born in Boston on April 13, 1956, a son of the late Joseph D. and Trudy J. (Andrews) Goode and had been a lifelong Waltham resident before recently moving to Belmont. He graduated from Waltham High in 1974 and earned Bachelor's degrees from Bentley University, first in public administration and a second, four years later, in accounting.

He spent his entire career working for the City of Waltham beginning in 1978 as an accountant in the treasurer's office. From there he became an assistant treasurer until 1992 when he transferred to the assessor's office. Joe retired last year as the chairman of the Board of Assessors, a post he'd held for the last sixteen years.

He belonged to the Massachusetts and International Associations of Assessing Officers and was long considered an expert in the field of real estate and tax matters.

He leaves his brothers and sister, Timothy G. Goode (Kathleen) of Weston, Christopher J. Goode of Alexandria, Virginia and Amy J. Simeone (John) of Needham and five nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are private.

Memorial's in Joe's name to the Waltham Boys & Girls Club, 20 Exchange Street, Waltham, MA 02451 or online at would be appreciated.