WORCESTER - Elida Maria Goodrow (May 3, 1933 - October 16, 2022) of Worcester, Massachusetts has joined her late husband Joseph Henry Goodrow Sr., and sons Phillip and Richard, in heaven. Born in Panama, she became a naturalized citizen of the USA in 1959.
She worked as a certified nursing assistant at the Lutheran Nursing Home in Worcester until her retirement in 1997. She loved family time, bingo, and was a devout Catholic. Her genuine, caring nature and sense of humor will be remembered by all who knew her.
She leaves behind two sons, Joseph and Lawrence Goodrow, her sister Tiva Yanczewski in Worcester, as well as 2 brothers, Juan and Pastor Guerra, and 2 sisters, Candeleria and Rosa Guerra, in Panama. She also leaves behind four granddaughters, Carrie Spencer, Breanna DiBella, Micayla Goodrow and Zoey Goodrow, a great granddaughter, Olivia Spencer, nieces Nancy Amorello and Tina Yanczewski, and nephews John, Bobby and Mickie Yanczewski, as well as extended family in Panama.
The visitation will be held at Rice Funeral Home, 300 Park Ave, on October 20, 2022, at 10 a.m. Following the visitation, a burial service will take place at St. John’s Cemetery on Cambridge St in Worcester.