Roderick M. GoyetteDecember 31,2012
Roderick M. Goyette
Roderick M. Goyette
BARRE TOWN — Roderick Matthew Goyette, D.M.D., 83, of Beckley Hill Road, died Friday morning, December 28, 2012, at the Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin. His family was at his bedside.
Born in Barre City, January 26, 1929, he was the son of Charles H. Goyette, M.D., and Mildred (Wark) Goyette. He attended Mathewson Graded School and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1946 where he was an All-State lineman on the Class A high school football team.
In 1950, he graduated from the University of Vermont and was a starting lineman on the university football team.
A veteran of U.S. Army service during the Korean War, he had been stationed in Germany.
Following his graduation from Tufts University Dental School in 1961, he returned to Barre to open his dental practice in the same building of his dad’s medical office, retiring in 1988.
Hunting and fishing in Vermont, Maine and Canada, gathering wild spring mushrooms and being an official scorer of the Boone and Crockett Club were very special interests. Roddy was also an accomplished painter, his first portrait being of his father, which he completed while in dental school, as well as a portrait of President Obama, which was sent to the White House with a thank-you note from the president and his wife in return.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Joni and Joseph V. Calcagni, and two grandsons, Joseph G. and Vincent R. Calcagni, all of Barre Town; two stepdaughters, Jane Cavazza and her husband, David, of Uxbridge, Mass., and Kathy Ann Haynes of Rochester, N.Y.; and stepson Richard Carpenter of Barre City; and several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving is his brother, Charles H. Goyette Jr., M.D., and his wife, Meri, of Nashua, N.H.; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Beside his parents, he was predeceased by his wives, Teresa Aja Goyette and Muriel Carpenter Goyette; as well as his sister, Margaret Goyette Greenough; and nephew Robert Goyette.
His life will be honored and celebrated Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at the convenience of his family in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St. in Barre.
Interment will be made in the Hope Cemetery.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.
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