Memorial ServiceSouth Fitchburg Social Club
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Jeffrey F. Goss, 64
“King of Lunenburg Street”
Fitchburg-Jeffrey F. Goss, 64, a lifelong resident of Fitchburg, died Saturday, December 8, 2018 at his home.
Jeffrey was born in Fitchburg on November 14, 1954, a son of Frances H. (Ryan) Goss and the late Edward Goss.
Besides his mother, Jeffrey is survived by eight siblings, Carol Goss of Fitchburg, Donna Dion of Oceanside, CA, Edward Goss of Fitchburg, Alyce Rhodes of Las Vegas, NV, Richard Goss of Fitchburg, Elizabeth A Goss of Leominster, Nancy Robson of Michigan and Allyson Goss of Fitchburg; and many nieces and nephews. Jeffrey was predeceased by three brothers, James, Mark and Gerald Goss.
Shortly after birth Jeffrey was diagnosed with spinal meningitis. He lived his first three years of life at Boston Children’s Hospital. Jeffrey’s condition at the time was considered fatal, but he defied the odds and returned home shortly after his third birthday. Jeffrey was truly an angel on earth. He only knew love, laughter and happiness. He did not understand anger or hate. He was loved by all who knew him. He was quite popular with his many neighbors on Day St., as well as with the Police and Fire Department. In 1994 The Sentinel and Enterprise published a story on Jeffery and dubbed him “The King of Lunenburg Street” as he helped and was helped by so many in that neighborhood. Jeffrey coveted that position for over 30 years. Lunenburg Street and the businesses on Lunenburg St were his second family.
When he was younger Jeffrey attended Goodrich St. School and eventually the Rollstone School. When he was older, he could often be found riding his bike throughout the streets of Fitchburg and took great joy in his trips to Market Basket. He also loved spending time at Coggshall Park, Fitchburg. Most importantly, he loved spending time with his family at the many family barbeques.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 1:00pm at the South Fitchburg Social Club located at 47 Duck Mill Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420. Refreshments will be served. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Dr., Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215.
The Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli and the Fitchburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes, 243 Water St. Fitchburg, has been entrusted with Jeffrey’s arrangements.
For more information please visit www.masciarellifamilyfuneralhomes.net.
John F. Masciarelli, Walter C. Taylor and James M. Hebert, funeral directors.