Stephen J. Goodness

July 14, 1973 - November 8, 2018

Service Date: November 15, 2018

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred. A Celebration of Stephen's life will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15th at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

Stephen Joseph Goodness, 45, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Waterboro, on November 8, 2018.

Stephen was born in Sleppy Hollow, New York on July 14, 1973 the son of Gerald F. and Florence S. (Rowe) Goodness.

Stephen was raised in East Lebanon, were he attended the Sanford Vocational Program, and was a graduate of Noble High School.

An avid outdoorsman, Stephen took pleasure in hiking, kayaking and most recently training for a half marathon with Sherry. When Stephen was not outdoors, he enjoyed baking and watching sports in the comfort of his home or tailgating with friends and family, as they cheered on his favorite teams.

Stephen’s guilty pleasures was his fondness for “chunky” ice cream, real maple syrup and peanut butter.

Stephen absolutely loved taking photographs of his adventures, often reflecting on the memories that he captured and sharing those experiences with others. He was known as “the king of selfies”.

Stephen treasured life, his abiding passions were his commitment to family and friends. His sudden passing has created a void in the hearts of all who loved him.

Stephen was employed at Central Tire for the past eleven years, first in their Sanford store where his strong work ethic earned him the respect of his peers. He was promoted to manager of Central Tire in their Waldoboro location.

Stephen will be lovingly remembered by his parents, Gerald and Florence (Rowe) Goodness of Winterhaven, Florida; his daughter Samantha (Sami) Goodness of Palmyra; his companion Sherry Mauzerolle of Waterboro and her two children Ty and Kaylond Mauzerolle of Waterboro; his sister Ariane Goodness of Lewiston; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak Street, in Alfred; where a celebration of Stephen’s life will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home with Reverend Charles Storey, officiating. Following the service, you are invited to join the family at the Waterboro Free Baptist Church, where lights refreshments will be served and people are welcome to bring food to share.

Stephen believed strongly in the work of the Animal Welfare Society, his beloved dog Sadie was adopted thru their agency. In lieu of flowers, to please consider a donating to the Animal Welfare Society, P.O. Box 43, West Kennebunk, Maine 04094.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.

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