Gordon "Gordie" William GoodreauFebruary 13, 1951 ~ July 23, 2017 (age 66)
LUDLOW-Gordon William Goodreau, 66, of Ludlow who served two tours in Vietnam only to lose his life in a battle with cancer on July 23, 2017 with his wife Mary (Luke) Goodreau by his side at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Born in Ludlow to Frances and the late Albert Goodreau. He attended Ludlow schools and graduated from Ludlow High School in 1969. After he graduated he joined the Army where he served our country. After returning he worked in area foundries including Bay State Cast for many years and later at Mass Mutual as a security guard. Gordy enjoyed his family, Saturday night card games, watching Nascar races and going to different tracks with his brother-in-law Robbie Charron, playing Keno with his buddies at “Our Town Variety”, gardening both vegetables and flowers, cooking where his seafood salad was a treat at all special occasions, and talks with his brother-in-law Stephen Sawyer. He will be sadly missed by his devoted wife of 44 years; Mary (Luke) Goodreau of Ludlow, daughter; Shannon Goodreau of Holland, son; Joseph Goodreau of Ludlow, the loves of his life; his granddaughters or as he would call them, his tweeties; Alexis Williams and Miyah Boyce of Holland, his mother; Frances Goodreau, and his siblings; Jeannette Veroneau and Tom, Louise Janitis and husband Mario, James and his wife Sandy, Larry and his wife Dolly, Donna Ingelis and her husband Victor, Charlie and his wife Jackie, Toni Owens and husband Mike, Mabel Charron and her husband Robbie, good friend; Bruce Galarneau who was always there for him, Mary's side of the family; Steve Sawyer and wife Dolly, Hope Dudek, Claire Dembek, Kathy Woz and husband Bill, along with many nieces and nephews. All have so many stories and will carry on his memory by sharing them. A special man has gone from our physical world, but he will be around us forever. Also he was predeceased by his father; Albert Goodreau, brother; Albert “Buddy” Goodreau, and sister; Beverly Mackie. As we know life can change in an instant, tell the ones you love every day you love them. Our world is saddened but the stories we will share will surely make us smile. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the Ratell Funeral Home, 200 Main St. Indian Orchard, from 2-5pm with a religious service at 4:30pm. Burial with military honors at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Agawam will be privately held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Holyoke Soldiers Home, 110 Cherry Street, Holyoke, MA 01040.