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Maxon Liljestrand Goudy

June 12, 1932 — June 12, 2024

Weymouth, MA

Maxon Liljestrand Goudy

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Maxon L. (Max) Goudy passed away on Wednesday June 12, 2024, peacefully at home from natural causes. He was a devoted husband, father and community activist.

Max was born in Baltimore City, MD on June 12, 1932, to Maxon L. Goudy and Elder Marshall Goudy. He grew up in a farm near Baltimore City and spent many happy childhood days with his two best friends Tippy (a Scottish terrier), and Goo Goo (a rescued duck) raising and caring for all the resident animals. This experience instilled a lifelong devotion to all creatures great and small. Max attended Baltimore City high school where he exceled in Lacross and Track. He became an avid Spelunker during this time period and spent many hours exploring the natural wonders of the caves of Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virgina. Upon graduating high school Max attended John Hopkins University and received a Bachelor's degree in geology. 

Maxon was drafted into the US Army during the Korean War era and was stationed at the Weymouth Air Base. It was here that he met the love of his life Peg Goudy and remained in Massachusetts for the rest of his life. Max was a computer technical writer who enjoyed a storied career in his chosen profession, publishing many books on computer analysis and technical writing. Max's career as a technical writer began at the General Dynamics shipyard in Quincy, MA. During his tenure he wrote the operators' manual for the USS Long Beach, the first nuclear ship to be placed in service by the United States military. He also employed by Honeywell, Prime Computer and the Mass Registry of Motor Vehicles. Max believed in community activism and served as a member of the Weymouth Conservation Commission, Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals. He remained active in both local and national politics throughout his life.

He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years Margaret D. (Shelley) Goudy and is survived by his daughter Margaret D. Goudy Pickett and son in law Scott F. Pickett of Easton; daughter Catherine L. Goudy of Easton, and son Maxon L. Goudy of Weymouth. Also, his beloved grandson and his wife Nicholas F. Pickett and his wife Carly Alden Pickett of Hopedale. Brother James Goudy and his wife Karen Goudy of AZ and sister Jesse Borges of PA.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Thursday 6/20/24 from 4-8 PM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home EAST WEYMOUTH at 3 Charles Street (corner of Charles & Middle Street). A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:45 AM on Friday prior to the Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, Weymouth at 10:30 AM. Burial in Fairmount Cemetery, Weymouth. Donations in memory of Maxon may be made to Norwell VNA and Hospice, 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA 02061. 

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Visitation

Thursday, June 20, 2024

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

McDonald Keohane Funeral Home - East

3 Charles St. East, Weymouth, MA 02189

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Mass

Friday, June 21, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Immaculate Conception Church

720 Broad Street, Weymouth, MA 02189

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