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George S. Goolsby, 88, of Danvers, husband of the late Anne M. (Filfalt) Goolsby, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at the Kaplan Family House in Danvers with his loving and caring family at his side.

George was born in Salem on August 30, 1928, son of George S. Goolsby, Sr. and Catherine F. (Fay) Goolsby. He was raised and educated in Salem and enlisted into the U.S. Navy on March 26, 1946, and served as a Seaman 1c, and was honorably discharged on February 16, 1950. Before making his home in Danvers two years ago, he resided in Peabody for 30 years.

George began his working career at G.E. in Lynn and was later employed for 30 years as a toggler at the A.C. Lawrence Company, until his retirement in 1993.

George devoted his life to creating a home for his family and as hobbies, he enjoyed woodworking, gardening, traveling and bird watching. He was also a life member of the American Legion Post 227 in Middleton and the Peabody Lodge of Elks #1409.

George is survived by his children, Sheila M. Goolsby of Maidstone, Vt.; Timothy G. Goolsby of Danvers; and Douglas E. Goolsby and his wife of Gloucester; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter; two sisters, Jane Ricci of Weymouth and Dorothy Wilson and her husband, James of Pennsylvania; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was also predeceased by a son, Dennis M. Goolsby; a daughter, Cheryl Ann Thibodeau; a granddaughter, Patrice Goolsby; and two sisters, Kathleen Bouchard and Mae Balboni.
His Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, January 27, at 11 a.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home at 82 Lynn S., Peabody. Relatives and friends may pay their respects prior to the service from 9 to 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Kaplan Family Hospice House, c/o Care Dimensions, www.caredimensions.org, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. The interment will be held at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for directions, online obituary and memorial guestbook.
Published on  January 25, 2017
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