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.