Jeannette Goodwin of Belchertown, formerly of Springfield, passed away on Thursday, April 11th surrounded by her loving family. Born July 15th, 1928 to the late Nere and Anna (Simard) Pelletier in Springfield, she was a 1947 graduate of Tech High. Jeannette loved to knit and work in her garden. She was also a dedicated parishioner of St. Michaels Cathedral in Springfield for many years. In addition to her parents, Jeannette was preceded in death by her late husbands Francis G. Rattell and Philip Goodwin. She is also predeceased by her sisters, Rita Wandrei, and Constance Gittles, and her daughter Patricia A. Rattell. She will forever be in the hearts of her children, including sons Edward of Springfield, John of Norwich, CT, James of Belchertown, and Michael of Northwest Knoxville, TN; her daughters Michelle Letourneau of Springfield, Donna Binzel of Palm Harbor, FL; her sister Joan Beaver of Belchertown. Jeannette is also sadly missed by her many grand children and great grand children. Family and friends are invited to the Sampson Chapel of the Acres on Tinkham Rd in Springfield on Wednesday, April 17th from 10-11:30am for a period of visitation. A funeral home service will begin at 11:30 with burial to follow at St. Michaels Cemetery in Springfield. In lieu of flowers, Jeannette’s family has requested that a memorial donation in her memory be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St, Springfield MA 01104.
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