Mrs. Julia A. (Goddard) Partlow, 92, of Milford MA, passed away on Sunday, May 9, 2021, at Genesis-Milford Center after a long period of declining health. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert E. Partlow, who died August 4, 2012.
Julia was born in Ashland NH, the daughter of the late Leon F. and the late Carrie G. (Roberts) Goddard. She was a graduate of Belmont MA High School, Class of 1946.
Julia worked as a bookkeeper for many years, working for various companies in the manufacturing, travel, and restaurant industries. She loved to knit & crochet, read, do all kinds of puzzles, and going to the beach. She, and her deceased husband worked with the youth groups of their churches. They both loved missionary work as well and helped build a college dormitory for the Nazarene Church in Tobago, Trinidad. She also worked with her deceased husband in many nursing home ministries. Her faith in God, her love of Jesus, and her church were very important to her.
Her family was also very important to her, and she spent many summers taking care of several of her grandchildren, and going to the beach, baseball games, and dance recitals, etc. with them.
Julia is survived by her three children: Kenneth Partlow and his wife Theri of Gulf Breeze, FL, Kevin Partlow and his wife Donna of Millville, MA and Marcia K. Partlow of Blackstone, MA, one daughter-in-law, Pat Partlow of Blackstone, MA, 10 grandchildren, Nicole, Maygan, Shawn, Lisa, Jamie, Brandon, Samuel, Jessica, John, and Brian, 15 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three children, Linda Diane Partlow and Mark Wade Partlow and Eric W. Partlow, three siblings, Mervin Leon Goddard, Milton Floyd Goddard and Mavis Leona Murphy and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at the Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola, IL. Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Alzheimer’s/Dementia research or to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
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