Helen N.H. Goddard, homemaker and church member, dies at 100

January 9

Helen N.H. Goddard, a Maryland homemaker who was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Clinton, Md., and Catholic Daughters of the Americas, died Dec. 18 at the Sanctuary at Holy Cross care center in Burtonsville, Md. She was 100.

The cause was complications from a broken hip, said her son Frank Holmes.

Helen Norris was born in Hollywood, Md., where she grew up at the historic Resurrection Manor house. She graduated in 1931 from St. Mary’s Academy in Leonardtown, Md., and in 1933 from Strayer Business College in Washington.

She was a waitress at a Marriott Hot Shoppes restaurant in Washington in the 1930s. In the 1950s and 1960s, she was a cashier at B.K. Miller Grocery Store in Clinton. She was a Clinton resident.

Her first husband, Frank W. Holmes, died in 1958 after 25 years of marriage. Her second husband, Jesse E. Goddard, died in 1977 after a 19-year marriage.

Survivors include five children from her first marriage, Gloria Shadduck of Rockwell, Tex., Shirley Sausnock of Laurel, Md., Frank W. Holmes Jr. of Silver Spring, Md., Philip Holmes of Baltimore and Carolyn Webb of Takoma Park, Md.; three stepchildren, Janet Sullivan of Hollywood, Md., Charles Goddard of Bel Air, Md., and Paul Goddard of Clinton; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

— Bart Barnes

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