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Laurie J. (Lee) Goodhue, 59, of Gloucester, longtime companion of David Witham, passed away unexpectedly at her home, on Sunday morning, June 11, 2017.
She was born in Beverly on September 3, 1957, the daughter of the late Harold and Eleanor Marie (Mcrae) Lee.
Laurie graduated from Beverly High School with the class of 1975.
She had worked at Gorton’s for many years in utilities, where she made many friends. Her interests were music, especially classic rock, and she loved rock trivia, which by the way, she was very good at. Good Harbor Beach was a special spot for her. She also enjoyed reading mysteries, as well as gardening, both flowers and vegetables. She could also be seen riding her bicycle everywhere. Jeopardy and Bonanza were her favorite shows which she enjoyed watching with David. Her unexpected passing leaves a hole in her family’s hearts as well as her friends.
She is survived by her companion, David; her children, Christopher Goodhue and his wife, Shae of Attleboro, Mass., Daniel Goodhue and his wife, Krystyne of Salem, Brett Goodhue of Beverly; her sisters and brothers, Carol Lapointe of Beverly, Richard Lee of Crystal River, Fla., Patricia Vatcher and her husband, Robert of Bonita Springs, Fla., Gary Lee, Jeanine MacCarthy and her husband, Scott, and Katherine Lee, all of Beverly; three grandchildren, Finley and Owen Goodhue and Madison Urbanski; aunt, Alice Doyle of Beverly, her husband, George Goodhue of Gloucester; and many, many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents; her son, Scott Goodhue; and her brother, Kevin Lee.
Her visiting hours will be on Saturday, June 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester. Family and friends are cordially invited. There is no service and her burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Online condolences may be given at www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  June 13, 2017
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