Obituary of Jeannette Goodrich

JEANNETTE (CAGNINA) (BREEN) GOODRICH - 90, of Waltham, formerly of Woburn, Wednesday, November 15th. Beloved wife of the late Robert L. Goodrich. Loving mother of Diane Labenski and husband Thomas of NY, Deborah Tansino and husband Gary and Elena Bleakley and husband Jim of Lexington. Cherished grandmother of Elizabeth Daniels and husband Keith of Millbury, MA, Matthew Labenski and wife Leeanna of Chelmsford, Kathryn Naaman and husband Nir of NY, Joseph Tansino and wife Samantha of KY, Danielle Tansino of CT, Robert Bleakley of South Boston, Bill Bleakley of CO and the late Cristina Tansino. Loving great-grandmother of Megan, Nora, Addalyn, Mack, Benjamin and Lev. Dear sister of John Cagnina and wife Helen of Woburn and the late Salvatore and Rosemary Cagnina, Concetta Foley and Eleanora Ryan. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA, on Saturday, November 18th at 12 noon. Interment is private. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home, prior to the service from 11- noon. Remembrances may be made in Jeannette's honor to the Meadow Green Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 45 Woburn Street, Waltham, MA 02452. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home.

OBITUARY

Jeannette (Cagnina) (Breen) Goodrich, 90, of Waltham and formerly of Woburn and Maine died peacefully surrounded by her beloved daughters on Wednesday, November 15th at Meadow Green Nursing Center in Waltham. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert L. Goodrich.

Born in Medway, MA, Jeannette was the daughter of Italian Immigrants, Jerome and Filomena (Pascuzzi) Cagnina. Raised in Medway, they moved to Woburn where Jeannette attended school and graduated from high school.

Jeanette was an extremely talented seamstress and had the privilege of making each of her daughter’s weddings gowns. For many years, she also made bicentennial ballgowns for historical society balls. She enjoyed arts-and crafts and crocheting. She was such a kind and generous soul, and crocheted many baby afghans and other items for family and friends.

Jeannette was a devoted and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who lived her life for her family. She was a Camp Fire Girls troop leader and was very involved in their activities. As her children grew older, Jeannette looked forward to the times she spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Jeannette and her husband Bob moved to Maine where she lived for more than 30 years. While in Maine they opened an unfinished furniture store which they ran together for years. Jeannette also helped to start a local senior citizen group. She shared her love of cooking with the group and catered many lunches.

Jeannette is survived and will be deeply missed by her three daughters, Diane Labenski and husband Thomas of NY, Deborah Tansino and husband Gary of CT, and Elena Bleakley and husband Jim of Lexington; her cherished grandchildren, Elizabeth Daniels and husband Keith of Millbury, Matthew Labenski and wife Leeanna of Chelmsford, Kathryn Naaman and husband Nir of NY, Joseph Tansino and wife Samantha of KY, Danielle Tansino of CT, Robert Bleakley of South Boston and Bill Bleakley of CO; six great-grandchildren, Megan, Nora, Addalyn, Mack, Benjamin and Lev; her brother, John Cagnina and wife Helen of Woburn, as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

Jeannette was predeceased and welcomed with open arms by her granddaughter, Cristina Tansino and her siblings, Salvatore and Rosemary Cagnina, Concetta Foley and Eleanora Ryan.

Her Funeral Service will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA, on Saturday, November 18th at 12 noon. Interment is private. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home, prior to the service from 11- noon. Remembrances may be made in Jeannette's honor to the Meadow Green Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 45 Woburn Street, Waltham, MA 02452. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home.