Joseph Goodman


Goodman, Joseph, 71, died Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Brentwood by the Bay, Warwick. He was the beloved husband of his childhood sweetheart, Rochelle (Cutler) Goodman, for 49 years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Karlman and Claire (Gordon) Goodman, he had lived in East Greenwich for 34 years, previously living in Warwick. He was co-owner of Genter’s Drugstore with his brother, later changing the name to NDS Pharmacy until his retirement. Joseph was a member of Touro Fraternal Association as well as a Mason, serving as a Past Master of Redwood Lodge. Devoted father of Jaime Goodman of East Greenwich and Seth Goodman of Stamford, CT. Dear brother of Gerald Goodman and his wife, Pauline, of East Greenwich and Marshelle Bernado and her husband, Robert, of Cornelius, NC. Loving grandfather of Eliana. Funeral services will be held WEDNESDAY at 1:30 p.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the RI Transplant Center at RI Hospital, 593 Eddy St., Providence, RI 02903.  Shiva will be observed at 335 Hemlock Dr., East Greenwich, Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 and Friday 2-4 p.m.


  1. Joan and Jerry Tebrow
    Apr 9, 2019


    Jerry and I were so sorry to hear about Joey. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  2. Neal & Ann Haber
    Apr 9, 2019

    Joe was one of my longest (64 years) and closest friends. Even through many months of illness, we still made an effort to visit and talk, at least on the phone, as often as possible. He was a good friend and will be missed. I am saddened that I will be unable to get back to RI for the funeral. Shelly, Jamie and Seth, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. morris bochner
    Apr 9, 2019

    To the Goodman families-Sorry for your loss. Joe was a stand up guy and friend to the family, especially to my dad. Rest in peace. Morris & Gail Bochner

  4. Marion Kaufman Woolf
    Apr 9, 2019

    My thoughts go out to the entire Goodman family, particularly Shelly, who was one of my closest friends growing up. Many good times were spent at the Goodman house. Joey will be missed by all.

  5. Alan Rappoport
    Apr 10, 2019

    I’ve known Joey a long time and golfed along side of him in the Touro golf league. He was competive, enjoyed the game and was always good company. I know he was saddened when he no longer could play. He will be missed.

  6. Greg Goodman
    Apr 10, 2019

    Dear Shelly and family. I am sorry to hear of the passing of cousin Joey. I know he fought long and hard to stay well. I send my deepest sympathies to all of you. Thinking of you at this time – Greg Goodman

  7. Ellen & Barry Rappoport
    Apr 11, 2019

    Shelly, we are so very sorry for your loss. Joe was a great guy and will be missed. Barry always enjoyed golfing with him. We are thinking of you and your family.

  8. Joan Durning
    Apr 12, 2019

    Larry, Jeff and I send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. We go back many many years and we do have some great memories of our childhood when our families got together.
    Joan Baker Durning

    Apr 12, 2019


  10. Mark Freedman
    Apr 14, 2019

    My condolences on Joe’s passing. Only having met through Redwood Lodge nearly 35 years ago, I always enjoyed his wit and friendship. He’d bend over backwards to aid someone. He had suffered much over the past several years and that takes a toll on the entire family. He is now at rest and it your and your family’s time to heal.

  11. Betty Sullivan
    Apr 16, 2019

    I am sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. I last saw him at a class reunion of Cranston East. Joe was always friendly and had a great sense of humor. My condolences to his family.

  12. Roger Bessette
    Apr 20, 2019

    My Deepest condolences to the family of Joe Goodman. He was both an employer and a friend. His suffering has come to an end.
    May his soul “Rest in Peace”

  13. Elaine Werber Tolk
    Apr 29, 2019

    Dear Shelley, Jamie and Seth,
    My deepest condolences on the death of your beloved Husband and Father. I’d been thinking of you all of a sudden. Went on line and saw the obituary. I’d like to contact you, it’s been such a long time. May you and the family find comfort in loving memories.
    Cousin Elaine Werber Tolk
    Centreville Va.

  14. Jay
    May 21, 2019

    Very sad to hear this news. Old friend from Davis Avenue. Jay

  15. Cousin Evelyn and Al Burley
    Jun 6, 2019

    I am so sad to hear of Joey’s passing. He was such a nice young man. Even though there was a gap in contact, I always admired him and his family. I remember the huge family gatherings when we were young. I really miss not seeing. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Love Evelyn and Al

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