Patricia Jean Goddard
Patricia “Pat” Jean (Durgin) Goddard, 86, wife of the late Charles “Buddy” Goddard II, passed away early on January 22, 2022 in Tucson, Arizona, after a debilitating illness. Patricia, born in Boston, MA, raised by her grandparents, the Dooley’s in Carlisle, MA, graduated in 1953 from Concord-Carlisle High School, Concord, MA. As a young mother, she worked as a hostess at Boston’s Union Oyster House and loved seating the many celebrities who frequented the restaurant. Pat lived many years around the Boston area and eventually settled in her dream home in Plymouth, MA where she enjoyed gardening and cooking treats for her family and dogs.
At age fifty, having raised her six children and relocating to Texas, Pat attended nursing school. Graduating from North Harris Community College in Houston in 1985 was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Pat really enjoyed working with the elderly and showered attention, love, and care onto all her patients.
Pat traveled around the country camping, settling for a while in Texas, Pennsylvania, Florida and Medford, Oregon. She moved to Tucson in December to be nearer to her daughter, Linda. As an avid camper all her life, Pat had fond memories of summers on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH with her children, nieces and nephews and camping on the beach with her dogs, family, and grandsons on Padre Island, TX.
Always a gracious hostess, she loved being surrounded by family and was known for preparing many wonderful family dinners and holiday feasts. She truly enjoyed “lobstah” and corn on the cob. A prolific baker, Pat could whip up a batch of cookies in a jiffy. Her most requested were oatmeal cookies with two sticks of butter and two kinds of sugar. She loved plants, animals and nature, and passed that love on to her children. She raised Pomeranians and was heartbroken when she had to re-home her beloved pups towards the end of her life. Pat spoke often of one her favorites, Tillie, and was comforted in her last days by surrogates, Berrie and Streudel, who came to visit “Nana Pat” almost every day in Tucson. She raised parakeets and joyfully gave many away. Loving feeding the birds, she used to have hummers land in her hands. Pat’s heartthrob was Elvis and she loved every song and every movie he ever made.
Pat is survived by her daughters, Linda Jean Weidner (Nancy C. Faria) of Tucson, Arizona, Cheryl Cole (Craig) of New Port Richey, Florida, Leah A. Goddard (Chris Howard) of Gatlinburg, TN, and sisters, Debbie Durgin-Glenn (Frank Glenn) of SC, and Barbara Monty, of Boston. She is also survived by grandchildren, Brad and Lana Weidner, Courtney, Rebecca and Benjamin Faria (Katie), Andrew, Crystal, and Timothy Weidner, Amber Hanson (Andrew), Mark Weido, Jr., Travis Cole (Lauren), Daniel Weido (Jessica), and Alan Wachter. Pat has several great grandchildren including Madison and Laurel Weidner, Karina Siegel, John and Julia Boncek, and Audrey and Nicholas Hanson. She had a very special place in her heart for her nieces and nephews, Donna, Rob, Danny, Tracy, and Sharon.
Besides her late husband, Pat was predeceased by her three sons, Stephen B. Weidner, James L. Weidner, and Charles A. “Chip” Goddard III, her parents, Janette (Dooley) Durgin Monty and Frederick “Robert” Durgin, her former husband, Thomas P. Weidner, and her siblings, Robert J. “Bobby” Durgin, David Durgin, and Susan Monty.
She was a kind and loving soul who will be greatly missed.
The family would like to thank Agape Hospice of Tucson and the staff at Brookdale East Tucson Senior Living for their care and compassion. There will be no services at Pat’s request. In remembrance, donations can be made to Agape Hospice, 2980 N Swan Rd Ste. 222, Tucson, AZ 85712, https://agapehospiceaz.com