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Leonard L. Goldstein September 29, 2022

Date of Funeral

October 2, 2022

Leonard Goldstein passed away peacefully in the early hours of September 29th. He spent his final days surrounded by a constant stream of cherished family and friends, who attended him with memories and music – a true mark of a life well-lived.

Leonard was born in Boston in 1936 to Israel and Julia (Solomon) Goldstein. Instilled in him at a young age was a passion for service and community. After attending Curry College in Milton, Leonard received his MSW from Bridgewater State University. He spent a career working at the Massachusetts Department of Social Services. He found a deep joy in facilitating adoptions, and in helping to build loving families – not unlike the one he built for his sons, Paul and Russ.

After retiring to Florida with his beloved wife, Faye, he was not content to take his well-earned rest. Instead, he dedicated himself as a member of his local Community Emergency Response Team, eventually becoming a trainer who helped teach hundreds of volunteers. As he passed, his loved ones took great comfort in the knowledge that his work would continue to save lives. Len’s legacy is one of community and of an unabiding passion for the act of care.

Leonard is survived by his sons Paul (Nancy) and Russell (Kim), stepchildren Adam (Jo Ann), Heath (Brook), Rhea and Roanne (Gregg), grandchildren Nicole (Max), Laura (Arthur), Matt (Kat), Benjamin and Emily, great grandchildren Luke, Isaac, Grace and Jonas, and sister Barbara. He is predeceased by his loving wife Faye, sister Gail and the mother of his sons, Arlene Katz.

Leonard’s funeral service will be held at noon on Sunday, October 2nd, 2022, at Schlossberg Family’s Chapel on the Hill, 824 Washington Street in Canton, with the interment to follow at Sharon Memorial Park.

Shiva will be held at the home of Russell Goldstein in Norton on Monday from 2:00-7:00PM and Tuesday from Noon-4:00PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Leonard’s memory to the Maine Cancer Foundation {c/o: Goldstein}, 22 Preservation Drive, Falmouth, ME 04105. http://www.mainecancer.org



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    Adam Kopp says

    Already missed… Never forgetten. Rest easy. All my love.

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    Kathleen Wright says

    May he Rest In Peace.

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    To Len’s children,
    My dear friend Len, who I miss so much already, spoke so lovingly of you every time I saw him. He knew how blessed he was to have you. May Len rest in the most beautiful peace. He was loved dearly by all of us in our meditation and tai chi groups.
    Kelley Brophy

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    Donna Elliott says

    May Len rest in peace, I went to meditation with him. He always brought little toys and treats for my cat! So thoufgtful and kind! So sorrry for the whole family. I was glad to have him in my life.

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    Russ Goldstein says

    Dad- You were my hero and my mentor. You always put your family first and did a great job raising us. You were a man of service. Between D.S.S. (protecting children and facilitating adoptions) and C.E.R.T. (educating people on what to do during natural disasters and administering first aid) ,you have saved many lives and families. Everyone you came in contact with, you always left them with a smile. Rest in the sweetest of peace , Dad. May you dwell in the house of our Heavenly Father forever. Give everyone in Heaven hugs for me. I’ll see you when it’s my time. Our world was a much better place with you in it. Thanks for everything Dad. I love you to eternity and back.

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    Barb Wilmoth says

    To the entire Goldstein family my deepest sympathies to everyone. Len, what a wonderful man that helped oh so many people prepare for emergencies in their areas. THEE kindest and gentlest man that I have ever met. His eyes would light up when he knew he had things to do to help people plan for emergencies during hurricane season. Not only during hurricane season it was felt in all aspects of emergencies. Thank you for being a blessing for me with those cheeseburgers that you would bring to me! R I P Len, your journey is now done, rest easy my friend.

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