BRIDGEWATER, Virginia — A memorial service was held July 2 at Bridgewater United Methodist Church for Nina Mae Goodridge, 90, who passed away on June 28, at Bridgewater Nursing Home. Revs. James M. Tongue and James A. Harris officiated. Burial was held privately prior to the service.
Mrs. Goodridge was born on July 9, 1923 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Aubrey Sanford and Dorothy Wiley Goodrich.
She was a graduate of George Washington High School and Madison College, now James Madison University, where she received her bachelor of Education Degree. Her graduate work was completed at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She was a teacher in the Arlington County School System for many years. In her later years, she spent time volunteering at the Bridgewater Retirement Community. Mrs. Goodridge was active in the churches where her husband served as minister including the most recent, Bridgewater United Methodist Church where she was a member. Nina, along with her husband, traveled to Vermont every summer for 20 years where he preached in the Coolidge Church.
On Oct. 15, 1951, she married The Reverend Carroll C. Goodridge who predeceased her in death on December 4, 2006.
She is survived by a sister, Martha Milliken of Alexandria, Virginia; nieces and nephews, Brenda Gartner of Warrenton, Virginia and Rob Milliken of Woodbridge, Virginia Charlene Armel of Strasburg, Virginia, David Goodrich of Martinsburg, West Virginia; and several great nieces and numerous special friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Resident Care Endowment Fund, 302 N. Second St., Bridgewater, VA 22912, or to the Bridgewater United Methodist Church Building Fund, 219 N. Main St., Bridgewater, VA 22812
Those wishing may share a memory or an online condolence by visiting www.mcmullenfh.com.
Arrangements entrusted to McMullen Funeral Home.
This obituary first appeared in the July 3, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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