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Norman L. Goodermote, 79

READSBORO, Vt. — Norman Leon Goodermote, 79 of Monroe, MA died unexpectedly on Tuesday May 10, 2022 in Readsboro, VT while working in the yard of a friend's home.

He was born in South Williamstown, MA on September 1, 1942, a son of Franklin Henry Goodermote and Edith (Shephard) Goodermote. He attended local schools.

Norman was employed at General Photo in Williamstown, MA, GS in Wilmington, VT, Yankee Rowe and was last employed by the Town of Monroe where he worked until his retirement. He was an active member of the Readsboro Baptist Church for 50 years and was the president of the South Readsboro Community Club. Norman was a talented artist and enjoyed watercolor painting. He also enjoyed fishing and gardening. In his younger years, he enjoyed square dancing and raising farm animals; he was always willing to lend a helping hand to friends and neighbors and was a skilled jack of all trades. His hardworking attitude and determination was inspiring to all.

Norman and Sandy welcomed children into their home through the Fresh Air Fund. This program introduced Tony and Pinky Weeks and Anthony Jones into their hearts and they quickly became “adopted” children and lifelong friends. Norman enjoyed sharing his love of country life and farming with them.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Sandra Carole (Lavanway) Goodermote, whom he married on June 20, 1970 and two daughters- Mearlene Edith (Daniel) Filkins of Bow, NH and Madelyn Jean (Stanley) Dykes of Lanesboro, MA and one son Matthew Alfred (Marie) Goodermote of North Adams, MA. He also leaves 5 grandchildren- Metri Dykes, Antoinette Dykes, Elijah Goodermote, Jacob Filkins and Quintin Filkins; six brothers- Franklin Goodermote of North Adams, MA; Harold Goodermote of Wales, MA; James Goodermote of Lumberton, NC; Thomas Goodermote of North Adams; Albert Goodermote of Becket, MA and Jerry Goodermote of North Adams; two sisters- Rose Bates of Hinsdale, MA and Isabelle Harwood of Savoy, MA and Nieces, Nephews, Grandnieces and Grandnephews. He was predeceased by one brother and two sisters including Alfred Goodermote, Virginia Goodermote and Grace Goodermote. He was predeceased by his “adopted” son Tony Weeks, as well.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The Funeral for Norman Goodermote will be Saturday May 14, 2022 at 1:00 PM at the Readsboro Baptist Church. Burial will be at a later date in Monroe Cemetery. Calling hours at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA are Friday from 4-7 PM. Memorial donations may be made to Franklin Graham's Samaritan Purse in care of the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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We will miss him greatly but will never forget him . He was a true gentleman. God bless.
from: Jack & Donna Santoson: 05-13-2022

I was so saddened to read this about my friend
I worked at the Credit Union where he was a member he told me he was doing water color painting as a hobby I asked him.if he could paint a picture of a racehorse named ZENYATTA he asked for a picture of her ro paint by and one day he came to the credit union with the pictur he painted . It was beautiful it brought me to tears it was the kindest thing anyone ever did for me. This painting hangs on my living room.wall always and forever. RIP MY FRIEND NORMAN
from: Karen Cookon: 05-13-2022

Matt, I am so sorry about the loss of your Dad. Sending prayers your way.
from: Maria Gamarion: 05-13-2022

Matt, So sorry for the loss of your father. Thoughts ^ prayer for you and your family.

from: Donald Buryon: 05-13-2022

To the members of the family, Iím very sorry for your loss. Please know that youíre in my thoughts and prayers.
from: Judy Licht on: 05-12-2022

you will be missed!
from: Cindy Abrahamianon: 05-12-2022

Matt & family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Thoughts & prayer for you & your family.
from: Donald Buryon: 05-12-2022

So sorry to hear about the passing of Norman He will be miss Ron and Elaine Stant
from: Sandy and Familyon: 05-12-2022

Sandy, My sincere condolences to you and your family on the sudden loss of Norm. He was a very good man, who will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Judy St. Jacques
from: Judith St. Jacqueson: 05-12-2022

Franklin and Jean, So sorry to hear of your brothers passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Brian and Debbie
from: on: 05-12-2022

To my new family, I was very saddened to hear the news of Uncle Normanís passing. Whenever I came to Savoy to visit and saw him he always greeted me with open arms and the utmost respect. Laughing and joking with me. I didnít know him that long but he made me feel like we had been family for a lifetime. I will truly miss him. My condolences to Aunt Sandie, her children , Uncle Tommy, Frank, Jimmy, my mother in law Isabelle and the entire family. May god rest his soul in everlasting peace.
from: Raffi Abrahamian on: 05-12-2022

Matt and family I am very sorry for you loss I am sending prayers and hope you find comfort and peace Ö
from: Jamie Field on: 05-12-2022

Franklin, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
from: on: 05-12-2022

Sandy and family, Pete and I were shocked to hear of Norm's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
from: Peter & Lorraine Choquetteon: 05-12-2022