Richard E. Goodwin

March 28, 1946 - January 9, 2018

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At Richard's request, there will be no formal services.


Richard E. Goodwin (also called Butch by family and friends), passed away on Jan. 9, 2018, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, after a long fight with cancer.

Richard was born in Webster on March 28, 1946, the son of Charles and Theresa (Aube) Goodwin.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Goodwin, his daughters: Ms. Nikkole Lund of Bowdoin; Mrs. Melissa Griffin of Lisbon Falls; his step-son, Matthew Doiron of Waterboro; his step-daughter, Mrs. Shannon Halford of Westbrook; his sister, Mrs. Joyce Libby of Durham; his brother, Kenneth Goodwin of Bowdoin; his sister, Ms. Sue Violette of Lisbon Falls; and his grandchildren: Blaine and Jaycob Lund, Richard and Ashly Griffin, Charlotte Doiron, his great-grand daughter Macey.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Karen and by his brother, Ralph Goodwin.

Richard and his late wife Karen owned the Captain’s Lady Restaurant in Lisbon Falls, before they sold it, and then they owned the Kopper Kettle Restaurant in Topsham until 2002.

Richard found love again and married his wife Shirley in 2007.

Richard worked with his daughter Nikki at the Boot and Buckle Restaurant in Topsham, and as a truck driver for Harry Crooker and Sons in Topsham, until his retirement in Oct. 2017.

Richard was an avid outdoors man; who enjoyed hunting, fishing, ATV trips, and watching wildlife. One of his biggest thrills came in 2011, when he finally drew a permit for the Maine Moose Hunt. He also loved spending time with his family and friends; whether having a conversation and good cup of coffee with his friends, watching TV, cookouts, and playing in horse shoe tournaments.

At Richard’s request, there will be no formal services.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements

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