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“Dear Steve, Marcia and family,WOW-103 years old! That is amazing. She sounds like quite the lady and how blessed you were to have her so long. ...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Judy Hardiman - Hingham, MA

“Dear Steve, You have often mentioned your lovely Mom in your talks at the library. I send my deepest condolences and hopes for your comfort on such a...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Maureen King - Waltham, MA

“Stephen and Marcia so sorry for your loss God bless Nana for her 103 years. Tom and I will keep her in our thoughts and prayersKj38j ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Tom and Suzanne Keough - Waltham, MA

“Sincere condolences to the Goodwin family. I worked with Phil for a number of years.Regards,Peter Tai ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Peter J Tai - Coworker

“My heartfelt condolences to the entire Goodwin family. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Ernie Rogers - Waltham, MA


Falmouth – Mrs. Rita M. (Daily) Goodwin, of Falmouth, formerly of Waltham died Monday, February 22, 2021 at JML Care Center in Falmouth following a period of declining health. She was 103.

Rita was born in Boston on November 16, 1917, a daughter of the late Charles and Nora (Ring) Daily. Of the twenty-five decades that America has been in existence, Rita was around for nearly half of them . . . a remarkable achievement.

She grew up in Dorchester where she graduated from the Dorchester High School for Girls in 1934 and shortly after her marriage to West End native Clarence Cooper Goodwin moved to Waltham in the early fifties. They remained Waltham residents until moving to Falmouth in 1977.

Until her retirement, Rita worked as a teller at the former Northeast Federal Savings Bank.

She will long be remembered as a wonderful mother, loving wife, reader, traveler and avid follower of all things current . . . local and national.

The wife of the late Clarence Cooper Goodwin, she leaves her children, Philip Goodwin (Shelby Allen) of Boston and Falmouth and Stephen Goodwin (Marcia) of Waltham; her grandchildren, Stephen Goodwin, Jr. (Teri Condon) of Arlington, Amy Goodwin (Patrick Sullivan) of Atlanta, Georgia, Jean Goodwin (Andrew Zucker) and Elizabeth Sturges (Richard), all of Waltham and her great-grandchildren, Katherine and Cecilia Goodwin, Gerard and Nora Sullivan, Hailey and Will Hunt and Harry and Maggie Sturges.

Funeral services and burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to Waltham High School National Honor Society/Student Santa Program, 617 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02452.

Those wishing to view Rita's service may do so by visiting https://my.gather.app/remember/rita-goodwin on Thursday, February 25th at 10:30 a.m.

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