Ms. Dorothy Pearl "Dotty" Goodwin

  • Died: January 5, 2020
  • Location: Salem, Massachusetts

Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home

Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home
167 Maple Street, Danvers, MA 01923
Tel. (978) 774-6600

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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SALEM-Ms. Dorothy P. "Dotty" Goodwin, 66, of Salem, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday January 5, 2020 at her home.

Born in Salem she was the daughter of the late Harley M. and Sylvia P. (Furbush) Goodwin. She was raised and educated in Salem and attended Salem public schools.

Ms. Goodwin had been employed by the former Duchess Shoe, Katherine Henicks and later for William Bliss and Parko.

A loving mother, grandmother and friend; family was paramount in Dotty's life.
She enjoyed being a part of their lives and was most happy when surrounded by the people she loved. She had the unique ability to make everyone feel like family and when you were with Dotty you felt loved. She would shop and was always on the lookout for just the right gift to make a holiday or birthday all the more memorable.

A lifelong resident of the City of Salem, Dotty relished making new friends, she was a great conversationalist and was knowledgeable on many subjects. Her outgoing personality and easy smile endeared her to many. She never met a stranger only a new friend and will be deeply missed by her loving family and many dear friends.

Surviving Dotty is her son, Anthony Goodwin of Middleton, her grandson Nicholas Goodwin Carver of Middleton, her sisters, Donna Nadeau of Salem, Judy Stevenson and her husband Thomas of Peabody, Ruth Goodwin of Revere, her brother, Ronald Goodwin and his wife Lori of Andover. She was also the sister of the late Jean Cunningham.

ARRANGEMENTS: At the request of Dotty's family all services are private. Assisting the family with the arrangements is The O'Donnell Funeral Home, 84 Washington Sq. (at Salem Common) Salem. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Dotty's memory to Anthony Goodwin C/O The O'Donnell Funeral Home, 84 Washington Sq., Salem, MA 01970. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit

Condolence & Memory Journal

Dotty was a wonderful person I remember riding the bus with her to the mall she was a good friend .she will be deeply miss and always loved. Lisa Gilbert

Posted by Lisa Gilbert - Salem, MA - Friend   January 11, 2020

My thought and prayers are always and forever with your family.

Posted by Warren Knight - Beverly, MA - Family   January 11, 2020

I cherish the memories I have of you. You will be missed by many. RIP Cousin Dotty. God Speed.
My condolences to Anthony & family.

Posted by Charlotte Knight - Beverly, MA - family   January 10, 2020

Sorry tony your mother will be missed sorry for a great lost

Posted by Gilbert Eaton - Salem, MA - friend   January 09, 2020

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