Elizabeth W. Goggin

Date of Passing:

May 9, 2022

Goggin, Elizabeth “Betty”, 74, of Terrace Drive, Barrington, passed peacefully and surrounded by family on May 9, 2022. She leaves her sister, Virginia McGinn (Peter) of Warwick, her brother Thomas Goggin of Barrington and Switzerland (and late Dominique Schuler); her nieces Virginia McGinn (and late Steve Springer, Barrington), Christine McLaughlin (and Daniel, Belmont MA) and Vanessa Goggin (Barrington); grandnieces, Ellie and Vivian McLaughlin and grandnephew Peter and her close friends Nancy and David Chaffee (Barrington and Florida).

Betty grew up in Rumford, RI, the youngest child of Virginia and Thomas Goggin (Barrington). She attended Elmhurst Academy and Mount St. Mary’s in Hooksett, New Hampshire. She received her Master’s in Education from Providence College and worked for many years as a guidance counselor and golf coach at East Providence High School.

Betty was an avid golfer beginning as a well-respected junior golfer. She went on to win the club championship at both Warwick Country Club and Rhode Island Country Club, where she was a member for most of her life. She made many lifelong friends from her golfing days. Betty was like the Dog Whisperer. She loved all her dogs and matched many families with their beloved pets.
After retirement Betty enjoyed traveling to Ireland, reading and spending time with her family and close friends.

Her Funeral will be held on Tuesday May 17, 2022 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 9:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke’s Church, Washington Road, Barrington at 11 a.m. Graveside burial will be held in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Cranston.

Calling hours are Monday 4-6 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Betty’s memory to St. Luke’s Church, 108 Washington Road, Barrington or to the John P. Burke Memorial Fund, One Button Hole Drive, Providence, RI 02909 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. Betty was a fun classmate at Mt St Mary College and enjoyed golf and skiing then. Am glad she became a guidance counselor – she would have been a good one. My condolences to the family, whom she cherished.

  2. We are so sorry to hear that Betty passed away. We have such fond memories of our visits with her. Please accept our deepest condolences at this very sad time.

  3. Betty had a double eagle on the 5th hole at Warwick it was a par 5 then. They have now made it a par four and shorten the hole. She has her name up on a board at Warwick and is the first person on the double eagle board.

  4. Betty and I share two very well loved nieces and their families. To say that she was an accomplished golfer is a real underestimate. I remember hearing that she scored an eagle on the par five fifth hole at Warwick Country Club as a teenager — a record that may still stand. God Bless you dear Betty. You will always be remembered.

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