Madeline Hope Goding


Farmington – Madeline H. Goding, 86, a resident of Sewall Street in Livermore Falls, died Thursday, Jan. 18, at Franklin Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

She was born on Jan. 4, 1921, in Livermore Falls, the daughter of John and Helen (Swan) Robinson. She attended Bemis schools and was a graduate of Greeley Institute in Cumberland.

On June 14, 1957, she married Carl Goding of Livermore Falls in Gray. She worked at the shipyard during World War II and was timekeeper for Burnham & Morrill Bean Shop in Livermore. She also worked for Dot’s Catering of Livermore Falls.

Maddie enjoyed volunteering at the Livermore Falls grammar school, Parkview Nursing Home and Norlands Living Center in Livermore. Her hobbies included knitting, bird watching, beano and decorating her home for the holidays. She especially enjoyed her time with her husband at their camp in Eustis.

She is survived by her husband, Carl of Livermore Falls; a son, Daniel Corcoran, and his wife, Jean, of North Jay; four daughters, Helen Chesire of Tampa, Fla., Betty Williams Taylor of South Portland, Sally West of St. Petersburg, Fla. and Nancy Thoits of North Yarmouth; a foster son, Chris Mercier of Portland; two sisters, Mary Wilson of West Peru and Annie Belanger of East Jay; a brother, Ernest “Nooky” King of Livermore Falls; an adopted sister, Emma Ordway of East Sebago; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by three brothers, William Robinson, Palmer King and Archie King Jr.; and four sisters, Beverly Nichols, Dot Hunt, Etta “Diddy” Cox and Abbie King.