Gilbert Goding

Gilbert E. Goding, 83, of Raymond died Jan. 19, 2015 at his home.

He was born Oct. 12, 1931 in South Portland, Maine, a son of the late Wilfred and Zerfa (Swan) Goding.

He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict.

He worked for the Boston and Maine Railroad for over 42 years, retiring from sales and marketing in May 1996.

Prior to moving to Raymond, he was a longtime resident of Londonderry, where he and his wife raised their three sons. He was a part of the original Londonderry Gridiron Club that helped raise money for youth football in the community.

After his retirement, he cheered on his grandchildren at their sporting events, and loved to be outside, whether gardening, going for a walk at the beach, or sitting by a fire telling stories. He enjoyed spending the winter months in Florida with his wife, where they developed a close circle of friends, but he looked forward to returning to New England in the spring.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joan (Leonard) Goding of Raymond; three sons, Stephen Goding and his wife, Rossana, of Raymond, Scott Goding and his wife, Amy, of Londonderry, and Shawn Goding and his wife, Pam, of Londonderry; seven grandchildren, Michael, Zachary, Morgan, Paul, Laurel, Trevor and Tess; and many nieces and nephews.

Following cremation, memorial services were held Jan. 24 in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. To send a condolence or for more information, visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.

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