Constance (Goodale) Musgrove

Born: Mon., Nov. 12, 1934
Died: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 07, 2018
Location: Pilgrim Congregational Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Dec. 08, 2018
Location: Pilgrim Congregational Church

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LEOMINSTER --- Constance (Goodale) Musgrove, 84 years old of Leominster, died Sunday, December 2nd in the Lifecare Center of Leominster.

Connie was born November 12, 1934 in Leominster, MA, a daughter of Carleton and Eleanor (Johnson) Goodale and was a lifelong Leominster resident. She leaves her children, Cindy Pirro Vargo and her husband, Dr. Frank E. of Leominster, Toby Pirro and his wife Stacy, of Bethesda, MD, Julie Cote and her husband Rich of New Durham, NH, Kristie Longo and her husband Chris of Leominster, and Karen Steinmetz and her husband Paul of Leominster. She also leaves her grandchildren, Amanda Esparza, Erica Arsenault, Melissa Martin, Carolyn Cooley and Craig Colby, her sister Andrea Goodale of Leominster, brothers, Paul A. Goodale and his wife Jody, of Middletown, CT, and Arthur “AJ” Goodale and his wife Kathleen, of Las Cruces, NM, 6 great grandchildren, including her great grandson George, and many nieces, nephews and her godchild Elicia Goodale.

Connie was predeceased by her loving husband of 33 years, Kenneth W. Musgrove in 2006 and her son, Thomas Musgrove in 2007.

Connie attended Leominster schools, and graduated from Leominster High School in 1952. She had worked at several area companies, including the former Northlander Inc. of Fitchburg, where she was employed as office manager for 22 years, until the company closed in 1996. She later worked at a local pre-school for several years, and at the former Pheasant Run Ski Area, as a snack bar manager where she was affectionately known as “Ma” to the many people who skied there.

Connie was a lifetime member of Pilgrim Congregational Church in Leominster, where she served for many years as a Sunday school teacher, and superintendent, and worked on various committees and sang in the choir. She was also a member of the executive board of the Leominster High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, and served many times on the reunion committee for the LHS Class of 1952. She volunteered at Southeast School, and was a member of the former Temple Chapter # 45, Order of the Eastern Star. She loved the ocean, shopping, cooking for friends and family on Wednesday nights, and going online on her computer. But most important in her life was her family, both immediate and extended. (She likes to think that she will be missed!!)

Connie’s funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 8th , at 11 am in the Pilgrim Congregational Church, 26 West St., Leominster. Calling hours will be held on Friday, December 7th in the Pilgrim Congregational Church, 26 West St., Leominster from 5-8 pm. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to either the Leominster High School Alumni Scholarship Fund, 122 Granite St., Leominster, MA 01453 or to Pilgrim Congregational Church Memorial Fund, 26 West St., Leominster MA 01453.

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   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
RIP to one of the most wonderful woman I have ever know. You were always so loving and warm to all of us who walked into your home. Thank you for guiding us all on our journeys through life. Have a blast with Kenny! You will be forever missed.

Taffy Wagner
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
Connie was a dear friend, who stood by my side when I needed support, and for this she will always hold a special place in my heart. What a woman! I smile when I think of the day that we were gathered in Fellowship Hall for some kind of meeting and Rev. Stroshine didn't remember Connie's name. She did not hesitate to call him on it. "You've been here for six months and you don't know who I am yet?" Believe me, from that moment on, he never forgot her name again. It was always a joy to be with Connie, both in and out of church. She wore her love and compassion and Christianity like a beautiful perfume that filled the air around her with hope and good feeling. She will be sorely missed. My sincerest condolences to all the family and to the church she dearly served.

Romolo S. Cataldo
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
... Rhonda ...

Lynne Despres
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
Very sorry to Kristie and your sisters,brother,Amanda ,her cousins ,George and Rhonda’s siblings. So sorry and my heart goes out to you all ! Always keep her memory alive in your hearts !! She will be greatly missed by many! Respectfully ,Lynne Despres

Amanda Esparza
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018


Maria Santo
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018
Connie was my forever best friend and sister. we have been apart for 46 years and i have missed her dearly. i know we will meet again - until than you will be missed. My condolences go out to all her family my prayers are with you . wish I was there.

Jeannine (Minx) Demers
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018
Connie and I met in 1998 in a Red Green chat room. We immediately connected and became fast friends. I cherish our telephone calls, birthday and Christmas cards and gifts. She was a great confidante when my marriage dissolved. I still have and cherish the small bottle of sand and seashells she sent me many years ago and when Kenny passed, I sent her an angel plaque. I love you Auntie Grammy/Rhonda and I will miss you terribly. You were 1 in a 1,000,000.

Glenn Lawrence
   Posted Thu December 06, 2018
First to my childhood friend Toby - sorry for your loss. To Cid, Julie, Chrissy and the rest of the family hope you are OK. Connie (Ma) made her home my second home and the many times I came through the back door to visit are such special memories - I loved her humor, warmth, and spirit - the house was usually filled with kids like me for whom Connie was also their second "ma". I drank up a LOT of her coffee and in a way I think she is party responsible for my lifelong coffee addiction! I had my first chili and there was always some delicious pot of something on the stove. Thank you Connie for enriching my life !! !

Romolo Cataldo
   Posted Thu December 06, 2018

MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Rom Cataldo.

Rhonda, thank you for your love. Mooch

Williams Family
   Posted Fri December 07, 2018
Condolences to the Musgrove family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." to May God bring you comfort and peace.

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