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Obituary: Raymond Joseph Goodrich – Marching Band – April 15, 2016

Raymond Joseph Goodrich

LAFAYETTE – A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, April 18, 2016 at Holy Cross Catholic Church for Raymond Joseph Goodrich, 69, who passed away on April 15, 2016 at his residence.

Reverend Albert Borel will be Celebrant of the Mass. Con-celebrant will be Reverend Howard Blessing.

Entombment will take place in Lafayette Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Raymond, a resident of Lafayette, was the son of the late Airlarnce "Buck" Goodrich and the former Rosita "Rose" Reyes.

Raymond’s passion for music and life was evident from the moment you met him. Born in New Iberia, Raymond was exposed early to the joys of music as a young band student. Raymond was with Lafayette Music Company since 1965, working his way up to the top and eventually purchasing the business with his wife, Karen, in 1977.

He immersed himself in everything he did, which is evident by the long list of community organizations he has been involved with through the years. He served as President of Pinhook Rotary Club, President of Holy Cross Catholic Church Pastoral Council, Boy Scout Troop Committee Chairman, Assistant Boy Scout Troop Leader, Chairman of the Better Business Bureau of America, member of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, long time member of the National Association of Music Merchants and a long time member of the Knights of Columbus, where he served as the Faithful Navigator of the 4th Degree Knights, just to name a few. Raymond also made it a priority to support and foster music education at every level. In addition to his involvement at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, as a past chairman of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the College of Arts and Architecture and former executive board member of the Alumni Association of the College of General Studies, under his leadership, Lafayette Music Company created various endowed scholarships to fund music education for over 150 deserving music students.

Raymond’s service to the community and professional work was always done with a smile and a generous heart, but his happiness and zeal for life always came from the music. Yes, the music! Playing lead trumpet in numerous bands through the years, Raymond’s real passion was live performance. His performance resume’ was lengthy. His longest tenure was with Bobby and the Rockers and most recently with Gene’s Boogie & Brass Band.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Karen Borel Goodrich; sons, Raymond J. Goodrich, II and his wife, Stephanie Chiasson Goodrich and Blaine Matthew Goodrich and his wife, Rita Yaun Goodrich; daughter, Pamela Goodrich Johnson and her husband, Tracy Stephen Johnson; grandchildren, Kelsey (Kaitlyn) Johnson, Eden (Jacob) Etcheverria, Jonah (Regan) Johnson, Alex Goodrich, Sophie Goodrich and Bennett Goodrich; one great grandchild, Adeline Johnson; siblings, Bobby (Debbie) Goodrich and Ronny (Judie) Goodrich.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Delhomme Funeral Home – Bertrand Drive on Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm. A Rosary will be recited at 6:00 pm Sunday evening at the funeral home. Visiting hours will continue on Monday from 10:00 am until the time of service.

Pallbearers will be Kelsey Johnson, Jonah Johnson, Alex Goodrich, Jacob Etcheverria, Patrick Ardoin and Gene Romero.

The family would like to thank Dr. Joseph Eugene Brierre and Lourdes Oncology Associates and staff.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the UL Lafayette Foundation, Lafayette Music Company Endowed Scholarship, P.O. Drawer 43410, Lafayette, LA 70504.

Personal condolences may be sent to the Goodrich family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com.

Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Published in the The Advertiser from Apr. 17 to Apr. 18, 2016 – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theadvertiser/obituary.aspx?n=raymond-goodrich&pid=179643929&fhid=10577#sthash.eje6gw4K.dpuf

Raymond Joseph Goodrich

LAFAYETTE – A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, April 18, 2016 at Holy Cross Catholic Church for Raymond Joseph Goodrich, 69, who passed away on April 15, 2016 at his residence.

Reverend Albert Borel will be Celebrant of the Mass. Con-celebrant will be Reverend Howard Blessing.

Entombment will take place in Lafayette Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Raymond, a resident of Lafayette, was the son of the late Airlarnce "Buck" Goodrich and the former Rosita "Rose" Reyes.

Raymond’s passion for music and life was evident from the moment you met him. Born in New Iberia, Raymond was exposed early to the joys of music as a young band student. Raymond was with Lafayette Music Company since 1965, working his way up to the top and eventually purchasing the business with his wife, Karen, in 1977.

He immersed himself in everything he did, which is evident by the long list of community organizations he has been involved with through the years. He served as President of Pinhook Rotary Club, President of Holy Cross Catholic Church Pastoral Council, Boy Scout Troop Committee Chairman, Assistant Boy Scout Troop Leader, Chairman of the Better Business Bureau of America, member of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, long time member of the National Association of Music Merchants and a long time member of the Knights of Columbus, where he served as the Faithful Navigator of the 4th Degree Knights, just to name a few. Raymond also made it a priority to support and foster music education at every level. In addition to his involvement at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, as a past chairman of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the College of Arts and Architecture and former executive board member of the Alumni Association of the College of General Studies, under his leadership, Lafayette Music Company created various endowed scholarships to fund music education for over 150 deserving music students.

Raymond’s service to the community and professional work was always done with a smile and a generous heart, but his happiness and zeal for life always came from the music. Yes, the music! Playing lead trumpet in numerous bands through the years, Raymond’s real passion was live performance. His performance resume’ was lengthy. His longest tenure was with Bobby and the Rockers and most recently with Gene’s Boogie & Brass Band.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Karen Borel Goodrich; sons, Raymond J. Goodrich, II and his wife, Stephanie Chiasson Goodrich and Blaine Matthew Goodrich and his wife, Rita Yaun Goodrich; daughter, Pamela Goodrich Johnson and her husband, Tracy Stephen Johnson; grandchildren, Kelsey (Kaitlyn) Johnson, Eden (Jacob) Etcheverria, Jonah (Regan) Johnson, Alex Goodrich, Sophie Goodrich and Bennett Goodrich; one great grandchild, Adeline Johnson; siblings, Bobby (Debbie) Goodrich and Ronny (Judie) Goodrich.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Delhomme Funeral Home – Bertrand Drive on Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm. A Rosary will be recited at 6:00 pm Sunday evening at the funeral home. Visiting hours will continue on Monday from 10:00 am until the time of service.

Pallbearers will be Kelsey Johnson, Jonah Johnson, Alex Goodrich, Jacob Etcheverria, Patrick Ardoin and Gene Romero.

The family would like to thank Dr. Joseph Eugene Brierre and Lourdes Oncology Associates and staff.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the UL Lafayette Foundation, Lafayette Music Company Endowed Scholarship, P.O. Drawer 43410, Lafayette, LA 70504.

Personal condolences may be sent to the Goodrich family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com.

Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Published in the The Advertiser from Apr. 17 to Apr. 18, 2016 – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theadvertiser/obituary.aspx?n=raymond-goodrich&pid=179643929&fhid=10577#sthash.eje6gw4K.dpuf

Obituary for Raymond Goodrich

1946 – 2016  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, April 18, 2016 at Holy Cross Catholic Church for Raymond Joseph Goodrich, 69, who passed away on April 15, 2016 at his residence.

Reverend Albert Borel will be Celebrant of the Mass. Con-celebrant will be Reverend Howard Blessing.

Entombment will take place in Lafayette Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Raymond, a resident of Lafayette, was the son of the late Airlarnce "Buck" Goodrich and the former Rosita "Rose" Reyes.

Raymond’s passion for music and life was evident from the moment you met him. Born in New Iberia, Raymond was exposed early to the joys of music as a young band student. Raymond was with Lafayette Music Company since 1965, working his way up to the top and eventually purchasing the business with his wife, Karen, in 1977.

He immersed himself in everything he did, which is evident by the long list of community organizations he has been involved with through the years. He served as President of Pinhook Rotary Club, President of Holy Cross Catholic Church Pastoral Council, Boy Scout Troop Committee Chairman, Assistant Boy Scout Troop Leader, Chairman of the Better Business Bureau of America, member of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, long time member of the National Association of Music Merchants and a long time member of the Knights of Columbus, where he served as the Faithful Navigator of the 4th Degree Knights, just to name a few. Raymond also made it a priority to support and foster music education at every level. In addition to his involvement at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, as a past chairman of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the College of Arts and Architecture and former executive board member of the Alumni Association of the College of General Studies, under his leadership, Lafayette Music Company created various endowed scholarships to fund music education for over 150 deserving music students.

Raymond’s service to the community and professional work was always done with a smile and a generous heart, but his happiness and zeal for life always came from the music. Yes, the music! Playing lead trumpet in numerous bands through the years, Raymond’s real passion was live performance. His performance resume’ was lengthy. His longest tenure was with Bobby and the Rockers and most recently with Gene’s Boogie & Brass Band.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Karen Borel Goodrich; sons, Raymond J. Goodrich, II and his wife, Stephanie Chiasson Goodrich and Blaine Matthew Goodrich and his wife, Rita Yaun Goodrich; daughter, Pamela Goodrich Johnson and her husband, Tracy Stephen Johnson; grandchildren, Kelsey (Kaitlyn) Johnson, Eden (Jacob) Etcheverria, Jonah (Regan) Johnson, Alex Goodrich, Sophie Goodrich and Bennett Goodrich; one great grandchild, Adeline Johnson; siblings, Bobby (Debbie) Goodrich and Ronny (Judie) Goodrich.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Delhomme Funeral Home – Bertrand Drive on Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm. A Rosary will be recited at 6:00 pm Sunday evening at the funeral home. Visiting hours will continue on Monday from 10:00 am until the time of service.

Pallbearers will be Kelsey Johnson, Jonah Johnson, Alex Goodrich, Jacob Etcheverria, Patrick Ardoin and Gene Romero.

The family would like to thank Dr. Joseph Eugene Brierre and Lourdes Oncology Associates and staff.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the UL Lafayette Foundation, Lafayette Music Company Endowed Scholarship, P.O. Drawer 43410, Lafayette, LA 70504.

Personal condolences may be sent to the Goodrich family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com.

Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA is in charge of funeral arrangements.