Dolores Maria Martinez Goodroe, 90 years young, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 18, 2017. She was a native of Niagara Falls, New York, lived much of her life in Eugene, OR and was a resident of Lockport, LA for ten years. Most recently, for the last 3-1/2 years of her life, she called the Broadway Elder Living and Rehabilitation Facility, Room 113 her home. Ms. Dolores was well known at the Broadway for her concern and care for other residents and appreciation of the dedicated Broadway staff. Her sense of humor, compassion and candid expression touched the hearts of many who lived and worked there. When she was able, she enjoyed attending Community Bible Church in Cut Off, LA and going on outings with her family or aboard the Broadway activity bus. In addition to her many local friends up and down the bayou, she maintained a special long distance telephone and letter relationship with her dear friends Inge Bohlin and Janet Gibson of Eugene, OR.
She was preceded in death by her father, Juan Baptiste Martinez; her mom; Mary Munzi Martinez Conway; husband, Laurance W. Goodroe, Sr.; her brother, Timothy Conway; her sister, Rosa Martinez and her beloved Grand Dog, Bella.
She is survived by her sister, Louise (David) Prince; brothers, John Munzi, Dan (Diane) Martinez, Dennis (Cheryl) Conway;
son, Laurance W. Goodroe, Jr (Debbie); daughter, Karen Goodroe Gamble (Jeff); grandchildren, Laurance W. Goodroe, III (Heidi), Anna Goodroe Jeffers (Rick), Renee Gamble, Tyler Gamble (Kelleigh), Jacob Gamble (Devin); great grandchildren, Rylee Jeffers, Ryker Jeffers, William Goodroe, and Connor Goodroe and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members as well as her grand Pugs, Dottie and Honi-o-Kalani.
Per Ms. Dolores’ wishes, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, in honor of Ms. Dolores, please consider making a donation to the Broadway Elder Living and Rehabilitation or Hospice of South Louisiana. In addition, please visit a friend or relative at the Broadway or other Nursing Home in your area and spread some joy. The family wishes to thank Acadia Ambulance, Ochsner St. Anne’s Hospital, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, and Hospice of South LA for their compassionate care. Special thanks to the incredibly caring and loving staff of the Broadway Elder Living and Rehabilitation Facility. We are truly indebted to them for providing an amazing, high quality of life for Ms. Dolores and all their residents.
Posted on Tue, October 24, 2017
by The Lafourche Gazette