Sally D. Goodsell, 84, wife of the late James H. Goodsell, passed away at the Lincoln Home on July 20, 2017. Born in Elmira, NY on July 14, 1933, she was the daughter of Doris A. and Robert E. Slayton. She lived in Paris, France for three years with her family in the early 1950’s, where she completed her high school education, and travelled throughout Europe with her family.
Upon returning to the United States, she attended Centennary Junior College in Hacketstown, NJ. Mrs. Goodsell and her husband moved from Connecticut to Maine in 1966 where they bought and operated Shaw’s Book store in Bath. After that, they started Goodsell Church Goods Company, and in 1994 added another business, Mainebows Bow Ties.
In 1985, she and her husband bought property in Nobleboro, cleared their land themselves and had a house built where they lived for many years. Sally loved golf, gardening, animals and needlework.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, James Goodsell in 2012.
She is survived by her sister, Joan Mamin and family of Paris, France; her nephew, Jean Robert Mamin and his family also of Paris, France; step-daughter, Diane Thompson of Connecticut; step-son, Phillip Goodsell and his wife Sandy, also of Connecticut. four step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, PO Box 7, Edgecomb, ME 04556. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543.