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Eudora Marjorie Whitman-Rising

Eudora Marjorie Whitman-Rising
  • June 10, 1921 - September 9, 2013
  • Granby, Connecticut

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“I missed your funeral....I wished I had come!!! I will never forget the story you told me. It was beautiful!!! Hawley had said he wasn't the marrying...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Anita Carr

“Dora was always such an angel to me and my brothers on the Cape!! She treated us as family ( I always felt we were!) and I will miss her! Bless her...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Kari Whitman

“Dear, GrandmaI miss you already, but in know you are watching over me and the kids that made you laugh. I am so glad that you were my grandma. There...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Judy Sorrajja - Granville, MA

“It has been our pleasure to know Eudora for the past 20 years. She was a wonderful person and will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Dr John H

“My prayers and deepest sympathy go out to Gramma Dora's family, Bruce and Sandy, her brother's and sister's, and the Matthew's family. It saddens me...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Dayle Whitman

“Our deepest sympathy at the passing of your wonderful mother and grandmother. May she rest in peace. Sincerely, John and Kim Rines ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: John Rines - Cary, NC - nephew


Eudora Marjorie Whitman-Rising, 92, of Granby, passed away on Monday, (September 9, 2013) at the Governor's House in Simsbury. Eudora was born in Fitchburg, MA on June 10, 1921, the daughter of the late James and Evelyn (Spaulding) Rines. She attended Leominster High School and Springfield Trade School where she took Practical Nursing. Eudora loved sewing, crocheting, quilting, and craft fairs. She will be missed by her two surviving children, Bruce Goodwin and his wife Judy of Englewood, FL and Sandra Wikar and her husband Charles of South Kingstown, RI; four brothers, Manning Rines, Laurence Rines, Wayne Rines, and David Rines; four sisters, Virginia Welch, Doris Martin, Joyce Warner, and Gwendolyn Carter; 16 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; ten great-great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was predeceased by her husbands, Joseph B. Whitman in 1995 and Hawley E. Rising in 2012; her stepmother who raised her from the age of five, Doris (Burnap) Rines; a son, Ashley Goodwin, Jr.; a daughter, Cheryl Marlene Goodwin; and three brothers, Everett Rines, Rev. Paul Rines, and Rev. James Rines. A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 13, 11 a.m., at the West Suffield Congregational Church, 1408 Mountain Rd., West Suffield. Burial will follow in West Suffield Cemetery, West Suffield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church in Suffield, c/o Second Baptist Church, 100 North Main St., Suffield, CT 06078 or to the Rising Families of America, c/o Clark Matthews, 29 Rita Mary Way, Westfield, MA 01085.