Hudson – Jerome ‘Jerry’ E. Goedecke, 83, of Hudson, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday July 7, 2022. Born in Chestertown, MD he was the son of the late Arthur and Rosa (Giesenhof) Goedecke. He was the beloved husband of 58 [He would say 116] years to Nancy E. (Lundstrom) Goedecke of Hudson.
Jerry honorably served his Country for six years in the United States Army National Guard in both infantry and tank armored divisions in Marlborough and Hudson respectively, finishing his service as Sergeant(E-5). He also served as an auxiliary police officer for the Hudson Police Department. Jerry retired after working alongside his wife Nancy as owner/manager and computer information specialist at Taxes & Money Management for over 25 years. He previously owned and managed Ocean State Automotive Warehouse in East Providence, RI.
Jerry was an avid woodworker and craftsman making everything from jewelry boxes to desks and furniture. He was also a passionate collector of old woodworking and milling antique tools.
In addition, he was an automotive mechanic and enthusiast having once with a friend removed the middle section of a 1960s VW bus and made it operational again.
In addition to his beloved wife Nancy, he is survived by 2 sons, Michael Goedecke, PhD and his wife Maria Antonieta Caicedo of Wake Forest, NC and Eric Goedecke, DO and his wife Alyson McGregor, MD of Warwick, RI as well as his sister Wilma Goeke of Topping, VA, two grandchildren Camilo and Paty Goedecke and grandpuppies Basil, Rosemary and Murphy. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his brother Louis Goedecke and sister Helen (Goedecke) O’Sullivan.
No services will publicly be held at this time.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to VNA Hospice & Palliative Care in memory of Jerome E Goedecke to support patient care at VNA Care, Fund Development, 120 Thomas St., Worcester, MA 01608 or via www.vnacare.org.