Rev. Justin Goodwin; Ministered to Migrant Farm Workers in South

Patriot Ledger (Quincy, MA)
December 27, 1995

WALPOLE — The Rev. Justin L.E. Goodwin, 90, of Hanahan, S.C., who ministered for many years to local minorities and migrant workers who came to South Carolina to help farmers plant and harvest crops, died Monday in Charleston after a long illness.

A native of Norwood, the Rev. Goodwin grew up in Walpole and was ordained as a priest in 1940 at the shrine of the Washington Cathedral.

He served two years at Mother Congregation Church in Graymoor, N.Y., training postulants and served in High Point and Lumberton, N.C., before being assigned to South Carolina parishes in Kingstree, Aiden and St. Mary's on Yonges Island. He was an associate at Blessed Sacrament Church in Charleston before moving to Divine Redeemer Church in Hanahan in 1979.

The Rev. Goodwin was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis in Charlestown.

He is survived by a brother, Thomas Goodwin of California; five sisters, Edith O'Neil and Marcia Richall, both of Walpole, Josephine Bendinelli of East Walpole, Rita Glover of Florida and Sister Sarah Goodwin of Harwich; and many nephews and nieces.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in Blessed Sacrament Church, Walpole. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, South Walpole.

Visiting is from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday in Ginley Funeral Home, 892 Main St.

Donations may be made to charity.


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