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Eugenia Goodale


Eugenia “Gena” (Rookey) DeLorge Goodale, 90 years of age of Longmeadow, MA, passed away on August 19, 2021, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA.

Gena was born May 13, 1931, in Somers, CT, and lived in New England all of her life.

She was the daughter of the late Abram Rookey and Maude (Trombley) Rookey, and is survived by her children, Gary DeLorge of Minersville, PA, Penny Roy and husband Joe of Westfield, MA, Kenneth DeLorge and wife Bev of Somers, CT, daughter-in-law Jeannette DeLorge of Austin, TX, Mark DeLorge and wife Randa of Ashford, CT, Thomas DeLorge and wife Wanda of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Step-son, Willis H. Goodale, IV of Storrs, CT, 23 grandchildren, and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. Gena has one living sister, Shirley Booth, of Canyon Lake, TX, and is pre-deceased by one son, Dennis DeLorge of Austin, TX, 5 sisters and 6 brothers.

She was married to Kenneth DeLorge for 18 years and Willis “Bill” H. Goodale III for 31 years until his death in 1999.

She was a member of the Church of Redemption in Agawam, MA, and told family that the most important event in her life was when she was “saved.”

During her lifetime she enjoyed helping people in need and keeping track of her large, extended family.

Gena’s celebration of life service will be held at the Church of Redemption, 50 Maple St., Agawam, MA, Tuesday, August 24th at 7:00 p.m.


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