Greece: Blessed with a beautiful and full life, surrounded with the love of a large family, Virginia was called home to the Lord on Friday, February 18, 2011 at the age of 87. Predeceased by her parents, August and Mary Minoia; sisters, Teresa Tantalo, Emily Bonadio, Angie Momano, Irene LaDelfa, Margaret Rossi, Marian Farash; Survived by her loving husband, Joe Goodyear; sons, Robert (Judy) Goodyear, Richard (Debbie) Goodyear; daughters (Meg) Mary Ellen (Ron) Northrop, Marilyn (Glenn) Pettinger, Marie (Mark) Veness; 12 grandchildren, 11 (and one on the way) great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a number of special friends. Friends may call Monday, 3-7 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, 10 AM at St. Margaret Mary's Church 401 Rogers Parkway Rochester, NY 14617. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association 435 East Henrietta Road Rochester, NY 14620.

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  1. Marie and family,
    We are very sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this time.

    Much love and sympathy,
    Laura and Trey Mulcahy

  2. Meg, Ron and family,
    You are all in our thoughts at this difficult time. It is good that Virginia is at peace. It must be hard for Joe. We will keep him in our thoughts as well.

  3. Mr. Goodyear,
    Jim and I would like to extend our sympathies to you and your family. Jim tells me that Mrs Goodyear was a very nice person and he is sure that she will be missed. She was very lucky to have you be at her side each and every day. I know that she will be in your hearts forever.

  4. Our deepest sympathies are with the Goodyear family as you mourn the loss of a great wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother.

  5. Our prayers are with you at this time Very sorry Rob and Family for the loss of your mother and to Joe for the loss of your wife

  6. to the goodyear family
    my wife and I would like to express our deepest Sympathies to all of you. she is in a better place now.
    god bless the goodyear family Bettyand Mark Hergenroder

  7. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

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