Funeral services held for Rev. George W. Goudreau
RUMFORD -- A Mass of Christian Burial honoring the life of Rev. George W. Goudreau was celebrated on June 3, 2013 at Parish of the Holy Savior.
The principal celebrant was Fr. George’s brother, Rev. Paul Goudreau. Principal concelebrants were Fr. George’s brother, Msgr. Joseph Goudreau, and Rev. Albert Colpitts; and other concelebrating priests were Monsignors Andrew Dubois and Paul Stefanko, Very Rev. Paul Plante, and Reverends Robert Vaillancourt, Alfred Jacques, Philip M. Tracy, C. James Martel, Roger Chabot, Gerald Levesque, Joseph Daniels, Tom Lequin, Claude Gendreau and Richard Nadeau.
The homily was delivered by Rev. Albert Colpitts. Offertory gifts were presented by Fr. George’s brother, Robert Goudreau and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Goudreau. The Old Testament was proclaimed by nephew, Robert Goudreau, Jr. The New Testament was proclaimed by nephew, Paul Goudreau.
Prayer of the Faithful was offered by niece Patricia Saunders. At the conclusion of Mass a message from the Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, Bishop – Administrator of Portland, was read by the Very Rev. Paul Plante.
Organist was Mark Belanger, accompanied by the choir. Music selections were Amazing Grace, How Great Thou Art, Ave Maria, On Eagles Wings, Fly Like a Bird and Veni Jesu. All of the priests’ sang “Salve Regina.”
Pallbearers were John Tozier, Paul Goudreau, Peter Goudreau, Philip Mills, Kenneth Goronson and Robert Goudreau. Interment was in St. John Cemetery.
Committal prayers were offered by his brother, Msgr. Joseph Goudreau. A reception served by the Daughters of Isabella was in the parish hall.
Services were under the care and guidance of SG Thibault Funeral Home, Rumford.