Michael J Goforth

June 2, 1953 ~ March 7, 2020 (age 66)


Michael Jay Goforth, 66, passed away unexpectedly at home on March 7, 2020. He was born in Hartford, CT to Donald and Agnes Goforth. Mike moved to Vermont when he was 16 and made it his home.

Mike was a gifted mechanic, craftsman and engineer. Applying a special mix of imagination and Yankee ingenuity, he could fix literally anything. He was passionate in every pursuit and belief. When he set his mind to something, he didn’t stop until it was finished and to exacting standards that only he could set.

A lifelong outdoorsman, Mike had an intense love of nature with a special place in his heart for bears. He loved spending time at the camp he built with his own hands and working in the woods on the property. He treasured the memories of his Alaska fishing trips. It wasn’t easy to earn Mike’s trust, but once you did, you had a loyal and dependable friend for life. Mike was always ready to share his knowledge and latest discoveries.

Mike leaves his wife of 25+ years, Donna; son, Michael Adam Goforth; daughter, Shaina Michelle Demers; brothers, Glen Goforth and Tim Goforth; sister, Paula Moskol; granddaughter, Trinity Goforth; and grandson, Riley Johnston. He was predeceased by his mother and father.

There will be no calling hours. The family will hold a private service at a later date. If you’re so inclined, please make memorial contributions in his name to your local first responders. Arrangements are by Hale Funeral Home of Bradford, VT.

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