GLOUCESTER: Mrs. Linda E. (Festo) Goodwin, 70, of Magnolia passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017 in Lahey Clinic Medical Center following a brief illness. She was the loving wife to Peter J. Goodwin with whom she shared 35 years of marriage.
Linda was born July 29, 1947 in Newburyport. She was the daughter of the late Louis T. and Romana (Knowles) Festo. She was a graduate of Newburyport High School, Class of 1965. She also attended Northern Essex Community College and Lowell Institute at MIT. She has resided in Magnolia for many years, previously living in Newburyport.
Linda was a software engineer, she co-owned Solidus Technical Solutions for many years. She previously worked for the US Air Force.
She was a very loving person especially during trying periods. She enjoyed doing many different things over the course of her life. Her most joyful was spending time with her family. She and Peter also enjoyed boating, being on the ocean, traveling by sea and a million laughs.
In addition to her loving, dedicated husband Peter, Linda is survived by her children, Pan Greenwood and his wife, Melissa of Gardner, Angela L. Williams of Gloucester and Jennifer A. Lee and her husband Michael of Reading. She is also survived by her brother Joseph Festo and his wife, Karen of Andover, her sisters Pamela Gilman of Amesbury, Louise Griffin and her husband, Dennis of Worcester and Theresa Wanless and her husband, Gordon of Key West, FL. Her cherished grandchildren Audrey and Charlotte Lee and Willow and Peter Greenwood as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her mother and father, Linda is predeceased by her brother, Louis Festo.
In keeping with Linda's wished there will be no visiting hours and funeral services will be private. Donations in her memory may be made to Cape Ann Animal Aid, 4 Paws Lane Gloucester, MA 01930. For online condolences and register book please visit www.pikenewhall.com.
The Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle St. Gloucester is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published on December 31, 2017