Jane L. (Werner) Goodman was born on November 29, 1936 in Arlington, Ma and entered her heavenly home on Monday, May 25, 2020 from heart failure.
Jane leaves behind her husband of 56 years, Willis H. Goodman. Their children, Lisa (Billy) Osborn of Framingham, Scott (Lori) Goodman of Townsend, and Allison Goodman of Hudson. Her Grandchildren, Nicole Goodman, Katherine & Meghan Osborn, step grandchildren Jimmy Sticklor (Harper, Hadley) and Colby Rosaldo. Jane was the oldest of three children to Lilian (Appel) and Nils Werner and is survived by her sister, Cynthia (Werner) & William Reardon (Karen, Brian(Mary) , and Jeffrey (Karen), also, brother Karl Werner. Also, Willis’ Sister, Eunice (Robert) Ruby (Matt, JoAlice).
Jane spent her life caring for others and after high school attended nursing school. Almost immediately she needed to help care for both parents who died at early ages and went on to help care for her younger brother. Her greatest desire was to be a mother. Before she had her own children, Jane volunteered at the Florence Crittenton Home for unwed mothers.
As a young girl she was a Rainbow Girl and supported both her daughters at Needham Assembly # 57 where Jane went on the be the Mother Advisor for many years. She was Mom Goodman to many young ladies. Jane has a Girl Scout troop and was a Cub Scout pack leader. Being a leader led her to work at the Girl Scout Camp Malcolm, where she was Director for many years.
Her tremendous devotion was bestowed on her children, family and faith where many hours were spent at Christ Episcopal Church in Needham. Jane taught Sunday School, volunteered at altar guild, coffee hours, church fairs, baking, and steeple exchange.
Jane and Willis lived in Needham for 33 years and Framingham for 23 years to be with her daughters family.
Jane died peacefully surrounded by family and friends. She will be honored with a small ceremony at the Memorial Garden at Christ Episcopal Church on Friday, June 5 at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers, we are hoping you will give back to your community in honor of Jane.
Memorial page boylebrothers.com