Edmund A. Goodhue of Brockton formerly of Bridgewater died September 20, 2015 at the Baypointe Skilled Care and Rehabilitation Center in Brockton at the age of 84. He was the son of the late Hannah M. (Murphy) and Edmund A. Goodhue, Sr. Mr Goodhue was born, raised and educated in Cambridge and graduated from Boston University. Edmund was a licensed U.S. Customs Broker and owner (with his late brother Gerard Goodhue) of John A. Conkey & Co. Inc. for more than 35 years. He was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict where he served as a 1st Lieutenant in the Air Force. He was a member of the American Legion. Before moving to Bridgewater in 1974, he and his wife, Bette, raised their family in Avon. He was a parishioner at St. Anne's Church in Raynham and St. Michael's Church in Avon.
Ed was an avid gardener and loved to tend his vegetable gardens. In his retirement, he volunteered his time at St. Vincent DePaul in Taunton. He and his wife Bette traveled throughout the country and around the world. They made annual trips to Pompano Beach, Fla., Cape Cod, and Atlantic City where they had timeshare properties. He enjoyed time with his family and extended family and enjoyed hosting gatherings in his home.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years and the love of his life, Elizabeth (Bette) H. (Healy) Goodhue, whom he met while they were still in college. Father of Stephen and his wife Mary Jo of Marshfield; Anne (Nancy) Gerstel of Bedford; Robert and his wife Margaret of Bridgewater; Alan and his wife Catherine of Easton; Claire Ward and her husband Richard Ward of Stoughton; and Mary Goodhue Lynch of Bridgewater. Also survived by 17 grandchildren and their spouses, and 5 great grandchildren.
Visiting hours will begin Thursday September 24, 2015 at 8:30 AM in the Prophett-Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home 98 Bedford Street Bridgewater. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Ann's Church Raynham at 10:00AM. Burial in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at Thursday AT 1:15 PM.