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Jacqueline M. Goodman

April 5, 1928 – February 4, 2018


GoodmanJacqueline M. Goodman, age 89, formerly of Mio, Michigan and resident of Monroe for the past eight years, passed away Sunday, Feb. 4th at the IHM Senior Living Community.

Jackie was born April 5, 1928 in Detroit to the late Harold and Irene Quinlan. She married Donald E. Goodman on October 4, 1947 in Detroit. Together, they raised six wonderful children and worked at Cook Paint and Varnish in Monroe until moving to Mio where they owned and operated D & J Carpet Center for over 30 years.

Jackie enjoyed fishing, playing cards, traveling, and the great outdoors in Northern Michigan. She was also a sports enthusiast and avid fan of the Detroit Tiger’s and Lion’s. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and Mio Chapter 68 Women of the Moose.

Jackie’s smile and sense of humor were contagious. So funny were her stories of life’s experiences and the raising of six children. She was adored by all who knew her. “We love you Mom”.

Jackie is survived by her loving children, Cynthia Lee (Bill) Degnan of Tennessee, Janet (Frank) Sottile of LaSalle, Bill Goodman of Monroe, and David (Carol) Goodman of Mio; a brother, Robert Quinlan of Geneva, Switzerland; 9 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and adopted family of nurses, CNA’s, nursing aides, and housekeeping staff of the IHM Senior Living Community.

In addition to her parents, Jackie was also preceded in death by her husband, Donald; two sons, Tommy and Michael Goodman, Sr.; and a sister, Patricia.

A memorial Mass will be held at a future date at the IHM Motherhouse Chapel in Monroe. Rupp Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Memorial donations are suggested to the IHM Retirement Fund (610 W. Elm Ave., Monroe, MI 48162).

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One Response to Jacqueline M. Goodman

  • Micheal and Betty Stanchina says:

    It is difficult to find a single word to describe a person but with your mother it would be “smile.” We met Don and Jackie when they first arrived in Mio and learned more about them through St. Mary Parish, Knights of Columbus, D&J Carpet Center and the stories that Jackie eagerly shared. Jackie’s personality could be sobering; her dry wit was quick and, like her sister Pat and her good friend Father Gregory Kurtz, her barbs reflected an honest but sincere heart. Conversation with anyone often lead her into a story of her life experiences and revealed Jackie’s strength was strongly rooted in her sense of humor. She rarely ended a tale without someone smiling in agreement, amusement or appreciation. May God’s embrace reveal His vision for your family.

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