Priscilla M. Goodale, 76, of Hilton’s Lane passed away November 2, 2018 at her home after a period of failing health.
She was born July 23, 1942 in Rochester, NH, the daughter of Edward F. and Florence M. (Howard) Leavitt. Priscilla was a 1960 graduate of Spaulding High School in Rochester, NH. Following graduation, Priscilla worked for Maybury Shoe Co where she met her future husband, Frank W. Pierce, Jr. During the next twelve years, Priscilla and Frank started their family, changed careers; both being employed at Davidson Rubber Co. and bought their first home in Eliot, ME.
In 1975, Priscilla married Robert E. Goodale, moving to Wells to begin building their new home and their blended families. Priscilla enjoyed being part of their children’s teenage years, especially their sporting events; never missing a game. Priscilla would later go on to work as a clerk for the United States Post office in Ogunquit, ME for 15 years. When the grandchildren came along, you’d find Priscilla, once again, attending as many of their events as she had done with her own children. Priscilla attended Bethel Christian Church in North Berwick for many years and volunteered her secretarial services for Pastor Bob.
Priscilla enjoyed her trips in her camper, going fishing with family and friends. Her big adventure was taking their camper to Alaska to see all of its beauty. People who knew Priscilla knew these three things – she was an excellent cook, always trying to feed you; you’d be guaranteed a hug, even if it was the first time you met her; and finally, she loved her family beyond measure.
Priscilla was pre-deceased by her siblings, Paul Leavitt, Austin Grant, Morris Grant and Elizabeth Whittaker. She will be sorely missed by her husband of 43 years, Robert Goodale of Wells; her daughter, Cindy Desjardins and her husband Gary of Wells, step-daughter Jane Caddell and significant other, Mike Driscoll of Wells, step-son Peter Goodale of Wells, mother of her grandchildren, Christine McKenney of Dayton and the father of her child, Frank W. Pierce, Jr. of Myrtle Beach, SC. Her presence will also be missed by her 6 grandchildren; Danielle Adams and husband Joshua of Wells, Nicole Pratt and husband Curtis of Alfred, Michelle Desjardins of Wells, Jennifer Crumpler and husband Chris of Mint Hill, NC, Kyle Goodale of Wells and Katie Goodale of Dayton; and 7 great-grandchildren, Aaron, Jamie, Carter, Jordan, Avery, Sam and Abe and her dog, Bailey.
The family would like to thank all the caretakers, neighbors and friends as well as the York Hospital Hospice for their love and compassion they showed them during this difficult time.
Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm at the Johnson Funeral Home, 26 Market Street, North Berwick, ME. Funeral services will be Thursday November 8, 2018 at 1PM at Bethel Christian Church, 129 Lower Main Street, North Berwick, ME. Interment in the Oceanview Cemetery, Wells, ME. Arrangements are entrusted to the Johnson Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at www.JohnsonFuneralHomeME.com