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Maria J Goodman (nee Georgopoulos), age 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 12, 2017, with her beloved nephew James by her side.
Maria was born on October 11, 1923 in Manchester, NH to James and Eugenia (Basiliou) Georgopoulos. She married Dr. Harold Goodman in 1969, who proceeded her in death 1989.
Maria was an avid golfer throughout her life and was one of the first female members of Derryfield Country Club. For many years she worked as a model in Washington D.C., before returning to join her brother Louis at Jim’s Oxford Shop in Manchester, NH. A long-time resident of Jaffrey, NH, she loved the beautiful mountain views and enjoyed long walks, picking wild blueberries and spending time with her neighbors. Active in her community, she was passionate about her town management and growth, often writing open letters to NH papers and participating in town meetings.
She is survived by brother, Louis J. Georgopoulos (Aphrodite) of Rye, NH; her sister Julia Manherz of Wintergreen, VA; nephews, James Georgopoulos (Allison), Dean Georgopoulos (Jessica), Thomas Duncan (Susan), William Chambers (Linda) and John Goumas (Suzie); nieces, Eugenia Singleton (David), Candy Davis, Sandra Ashby, Deta Fiorentino and Cathy Michaliszyn; stepchildren, Maury Goodman and sisters Beth, Ellen and Jane; and a host of grandnephews, grandnieces, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Vasilike Chambers and Artemis Goumas; nieces, Deborah Gabriel and Mellisa Mahoney.
Calling Hours will be held from 11am – 1pm on Saturday, February 18, at Cournoyer Funeral Home, 33 River Street, Jaffrey, NH. A later memorial will take place in May in Manchester, NH.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 70 West Street, P.O. Box 392, Keene, NH 03431.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
11:00am - 1:00pm (Eastern time)
Cournoyer Funeral Home & Cremation Center
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