Etheridge Goodfellow, Jr. (Junior Goodfellow) of Ruskin, FL, formerly a long-time resident of Dover
Plains, NY passed away at Lifepath Hospice House in Sun City Center, FL on January 7, 2023 at the age
82. He was born on May 27, 1940 to parents, Etheridge and Luella Goodfellow in Conesville, NY. An avid
animal lover, Junior worked on his family’s dairy farm as a child and teenager. Later he worked 34 years
at Taconic DDSO, in Wassaic NY as a supervising cook.
Junior loved going to watch stock car racing with his son, Michael, and he also loved to go hiking in the
mountains of North West Connecticut and Upstate New York with his son, nieces, and nephews. He
loved being outdoors, no matter what the weather. You could always find Junior outside gardening,
landscaping, or snow blowing. Junior also enjoyed going to the county and state fairs to see the animals.
Junior was also known to be a collector of many things; bird houses, die cast race cars, and baseball
cards. He loved watching sports on TV and going to Yankee Stadium.
Junior is predeceased by his parents and his sister, Mae Dunham, who gained her angel wings in 2022.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Goodfellow of Ruskin, FL; his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and
Crystal Goodfellow of Riverview, FL; granddaughter, Julia Andrews of Riverview, FL; and grand pets,
Jeter and Charlie; his aunt, Elizabeth Merwin of Weatherford, TX; many special nieces, nephews, and
cousins; and several brother and sister in-laws.
A celebration of life will be held by the family at a later date.