Sentinel & Enterprise Fitchburg, MA
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Francis W. Goguen of Leominster, avid fisherman; 65 LEOMINSTER Francis W. Goguen, 65, of Leominster, died Wednesday, September 10, in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 28, 1942, in Fitchburg, son of the late Alfred and Mary (LeBlanc) Goguen, and has lived in the Fitchburg and Leominster area his entire life, making friends too numerous to mention along the way. He was a longtime employee of Victory Supermarkets before a disability shortened his career in the mid-1970's. A loving husband, father, grandfather and (recently) a great-grandfather, family was his top priority. His genuine nature made a lasting impression upon all that knew him and he will be terribly missed. Mr. Goguen was a skilled handyman who loved tackling all kinds of projects, taking great pride in his meticulous lawn care. He loved the outdoors, and was an avid fisherman who regularly patrolled the waterfront at Lake Whalom. He leaves his wife of 46 years, Mary Linda (Babineau) Goguen; 1 son, Kevin Goguen and his wife, Mary of Leominster; 2 daughters, Elizabeth Hughey of Wilton, New Hampshire, and Tina Vaillancourt and her husband, Steven of Rindge, New Hamphire; 1 brother, Raymond and his wife, Simmone of Mobile, Alabama; and 1 sister, Rita Prince and her husband, Frederick of Sarasota, Florida. He was predeceased by his brothers, Placid, Arthur, Alfred and Zoel, and his sisters, Leona Goguen, Dora Hastings, and Lorraine Bronson. He leaves behind 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. GOGUEN The funeral will be held Saturday, September 13, from Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Rd., Fitchburg, with a Mass at 10:00 A.M. in Our Lady of the Lake Church, 1400 Main Street, Leominster. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. in the funeral home, with a service at 8:15 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Northern Central Massachusetts Chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) at P.O. Box 442, Fitchburg, MA or Diversified Home Services, 25 Tucker Dr., Leominster, MA 01453.