Lynn Catherine Goodchild

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I had just started my new job at Putnam Investments, and Lynn sat in the next row of cubicles. I didn't know her, only to say hi, but she would talk to others around me, and I could tell that she was a sweet person. I was sickened to hear that she and her boyfriend were on that plane. I have so often thought of them, and how excited they must have been to go on vacation, only to have this travesty happen. They may be gone, but NEVER forgotten.
Teresa Dupuis, Colleague
Sep 11 2012 8:21AM
I didn't know you, but my heart broke that day. As I sit here in my home in the midwest, I watch the 10 year 9/11 tribute on television. I've been working at Marsh for 5 years now, and have always been touched by this site. Today I followed along with the names being read and the names listed on this memorial site. Your photo was shown and you name was read, Lynn. You were a young, beautiful woman who had so much to live for. May God bless your soul, your family, your friends and all those who cared for and loved you. I am sure you touched so many lives and that all those people will love and admire you for the rest of their lives. You were far too young to have died that September day, but may you rest in peace. I pray and think of the victims and those affected by the tragedy of 9/11. Lynn, you and the others will always be loved - even by those like me who you never knew.
EB, Colleague
Sep 11 2011 10:32AM
I never knew you personally, but figured you'd appreciate this. The bridge on County Street in Attleboro, which has been under construction for several years, is now reopened. And since it connects Attleboro, MA to Pawtucket, RI (hometowns for you and Shawn respectively), it has been named in your honor as the Goodchild-Nassaney Memorial Bridge. You can thank your friends and neighbors as well as Mayor Kevin Dumas. Any which way, there's once again a nice connection between these two towns. I thought it was most fitting. May God keep you both in his arms. ....Keith
Keith, Colleague
Sep 9 2011 10:23AM
Lynn, You are still in our hearts and prayers... you and Shawn were a blessing. The two of you were beautiful together and I am blessed to have been friends with you at Bryant. You will never be forgetten xoxox
Dottie, Friend
Sep 11 2010 9:29AM
Hello Ellen,Bill and Neil, Thinking of you today like everyday. It is hard to understand why thing like this happen.I see the pain in your eyes and wish I could make it better.Like you always say to me Ellen Please just do one random act of kindness in memory of Lynn and Shawn and we WILL MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE. I pass that on to everyone I know. I love you all so very much.XOXO Melisa Goodchild A.K.A Daughter in Law. :)
Melisa Goodchild, Family
Sep 11 2008 10:45AM
Thanks for being a true friend. I miss your smile.
O.L, Colleague
Sep 11 2006 9:56AM
It was my honor to write Lynn's tribute in the bloggers' 2,996 TRIBUTE. She was a remarkable young woman. I shall never forget her. Godspeed to her family and friends .... I do believe Lynn and Shawn are smiling down on all of us! http(colon slash slash)perishthethought(dot)blogdrive dot com
Gullspirit, Friend
Sep 9 2006 10:14AM
Hey Lynn, Was just thinking of you. I can't believe these many years have passed. I know you are in heaven, probably making everyone laugh as you did so well. God Bless Greg G
Greg G, Friend
Aug 14 2006 11:40PM
Lynn, I have heard and seen that you are a wonderful person, one that I did not have the opportunity to meet even though we both worked for Putnam. That is my loss. Putnam lost a great colleague with a great spirit. You, Shawn and your families will always be in my thoughts ... especially in September and in May ... for we share the same birthday. May you be at peace .... God Bless ...
LJH, Colleague
Sep 11 2002 3:48PM
Lynn as we come upon the 1st anniversary of such a horrific event, when I think about you and I do all the time it still brings tears to my eyes and a pain in my heart. You are missed every day and always will be. I am sure that you are smiling down upon all of us and you are watching over everyone who loved you and cared for you. I tried to think of all the funny conversations we had but sometimes it is just too hard. I flew out ot California over Labor Day to visit my mom and the feeling that came over me was unbelievable. I thought of you and Shawn nowing that you were together and that you will always be together. My thoughts are always with you and your family. Lynn keep watching over all of us and most of all be at peace. Love, Donna Hunt
Donna Hunt, Friend
Sep 10 2002 3:46PM
For those of us who didn't know you, but passed by you on numerous occasions. And through the work you left behind and the spirit that will remain with us. Our thoughts and prayers will always be with you. God bless.
PRM-Andover, Colleague
Sep 4 2002 11:45AM
On the day of the wake, I walked by a ton of people, trying to hold back tears and trying to keep a smile on my face. I knew that that was what Meeko needed to see. I didn't know Lynn that well, but it still hurts me to think about her loss. The loss of me not getting to know her. Everyone always spoke of how she was such a wonderful person and how she always smiled. In a way, Lynn is like my role model. I look up to her, in hopes that I could be just like her. I want to be able to live my life with a great big smile on my face, and just be happy, happy to be alive. When I feel down, I think of Lynn and what she means to so many people, and even though it brings a tear to my eye, I'm much more happier. I guess most of this doesn't make much sense. But what I was trying to get to.. was when I walked through all of the people at the wake, I came across Shawn's father. Trying to be strong before I went to give Meeko and his parents a hug, I heard him tell another person.. That even though Lynn and Shawn are gone.. they were soulmates and they'll be together forever now. And that's how I like to think of them. I like to think of Shawn and Lynn together off in Hawaii having the time of their lives. Together, they'll be happy. To know this, is how we will all survive this tragedy.
=o), Family
Jun 26 2002 10:48PM
Lynn - How I wish I had a chance to meet you! Being from Attleboro your gorgeous face in the paper set off a river of tears that still sneak up on me at the oddest moments... I had a chance to meet your Mom, Dad and Neil at a gathering in March and Ellen showed me your video. I have since seen Neil's car (hard to miss!!) here and there and I never drive by Dewey Street without thinking of them and wondering how they are doing... if the pain I alone feel could bring you and Shawn back to them, it would have happened by now. So, I wanted to write you a quick note.. How fitting that your Birthday falls on Memorial Day. I hope you are at peace. Love, Kelly Denneen
Kelly Denneen, Friend
May 22 2002 12:26PM
Lynn, 911 did not hit home until I had seen your name come across the TV screen. Ever since you and your family have been on my mind. Your smile will be missed. God Bless your family.
Russ, Friend
May 18 2002 10:04PM
my dear Lynn I think of you everyday with love and fondness,and I have tucked you into my heart for always sweet girl. love Mil
mil boland, Family
May 8 2002 12:06PM
Lynn, I find it so hard to put my thoughts into words. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you. You were a wonderful person and a great friend. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to work with you and become friends. I will never forget you! You and Shawn will be in my heart and prayers always!! I miss you!! Your friend, Jenn
Jenn Niemiec, Friend
May 7 2002 7:39PM
Lynn You are always in our thoughts and in our hearts never will you be forgotten. I have planted a tree from your parents in my yard and I hope to see it grow into something as beautiful as you.You were a great person to work with and a great friend. You will always be remembered. I am very honored to say that I had known you as a coworker and friend. God has abeautiful angel at his side and we have someone wonderful to watch over all of us who miss you so very much.
Donna Hunt, Friend
May 3 2002 12:53PM
Lynn, Words can't descrie the deep sadness I feel every time I think of you. You were a sweet,spirited, friendly co-worker. You were always there to help us out with whatever questions we had! You were always so patient and understanding. Some wonderful memorials have been made in yours and Shawn's names. You will never be forgotten. Cindy
Cindy Quinn, Colleague
May 3 2002 10:55AM
Lynn, I am honored to have worked with you for 3 years and to be able to call you my friend. You touched my life in so many ways, and I am richer for having known you. Your memory lives on through all your friends, family, and co-workers. We keep pictures of you hanging in our cubicles & offices. At Christmas we hung the ornament that was made in your honor. And, we routinely stop by the magnificent tree that was planted at the Putnam Conference Center to have our own private conversations with you. Your parents have shared the videos that were made of you and Shawn, and we proudly display the pins that they had made of you from a picture taken at the Sydney Olympics. In a few weeks we will be gathering to celebrate what would have been your 26th birthday. We will never forget you. I miss you!
Sarah Bajjaly, Friend
May 1 2002 6:01PM
I was privileged to attend Lynn's memorial service & was deeply moved as the speakers described the truly wonderful person that has now been lost. I felt that - even though I did not know Lynn – she was truly the kind of person who is typical of Putnam people: always putting others at ease, always anxious to spread herself around to others' benefit, always thinking of others first. Her coworkers were lucky to have known her & Putnam is fortunate to have had her as part of our team. Jack Wilson 5/1/02
jack wilson, Colleague
May 1 2002 2:49PM
Lynn- You are and will continue to be missed dearly. There is not a day that goes by that you and your family are not in my thoughts and prayers. You were a great friend and a great co-worker. I miss you.
Greg Guizzardi, Friend
May 1 2002 1:20PM