August 17, 1925 ~ September 18, 2005
Theodore Alfred Goodreau was born on August 17, 1925 in St. Mary's, PA, and died 80 years later in El Segundo on September 18, 2005. Leaving high school at the age of 17, Teddy served in World War II, rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Corps. In 1956, Ted married Lucille Dinsmore, settled in El Segundo and began a 34-year career with Hughes Aircraft. In El Segundo, he was involved in the Junior Chamber of Commerce and Little League. Active at St. Anthony's Church, Ted served as a religious education teacher, lector, usher and parish council president. In 1982, he was ordained a permanent deacon of the Catholic Church, serving his parish faithfully for 25 years.
Ted is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lucille; nine children: John, Mary Linden, Denise Thomas, Patrick, Ann Goodreau, Michael, Michele Ryan, Catherine Nugent, Anthony and daughter, Jade-Lin Eckstedt; sisters, Patricia Pappas and Joan Michel, and brother, John Goodrow; 25 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Anita Goodrow, brothers, Jerome and Lionel, and sister, Mercedes.
For the last two years, the Goodreau family has participated in the Alzheimer's Association's Annual Memory Walk and will be walking this year in Ted's memory on October 22nd. In lieu of flowers, donations to the team, "Teddy's Troop," can be made at www.alzla.org/mw.
Vigil service will be Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 7:30PM and Funeral mass Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at 10AM both at St. Anthony Church, El Segundo with committal in Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, CA.
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