Scott M. Goff, 56, of Cranston, passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at The Miriam Hospital, Providence. Born in Providence, he was a son of Victor W. Goff of Pawtucket and the late Eleanor P. (Gravello) Goff.
Scott was a man who was both loving and loved. Throughout the years he played a special role in the lives of his two sons, his parents, his siblings, and his many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He was an especially dedicated son who enjoyed helping his father in any way he could and he always made time to spend with his nephew, Jordan. Younger members of the family knew him as a prolific giver of gifts on holidays and even adults could count on him to show up with something funny or useful that let them know Scott was thinking about them, even when they weren’t together.
Perhaps the greatest reflection of his personality was the friendships that he had built. He had friends all around town and could hardly turn down any local street without honking his horn and yelling out the window to someone he knew.
Scott was as generous with his time and as he was with his resources. He was always willing to help the people in his life in any way he could, often without even being asked and never expecting anything in return. He was always a fan of the underdog and was particularly sensitive to those going through hard times or experiencing personal difficulties.
His generosity was not limited to the people he knew, but frequently extended to animals. Scott had a special habit of adopting stray cats and, given enough time, he could have even the toughest alley cat laying on his chest and purring while he watched television at night. At one point he had even earned the trust of a family of squirrels that lived in the tree outside his house and they would come and eat peanuts right out of his hand.
Scott loved cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, quads, dirt bikes, and even his recently acquired electric bicycle. If it had a motor and could go fast, Scott was interested.
Whether he was building them, racing them, or just taking special care to keep them sparkling clean, his vehicles were always one of his greatest passions in life.
Scott was spontaneous and never let a well-laid plan get in the way of having a good time. He loved to banter and tease but never let petty differences get in the way of his relationships. To Scott, everyone was family and while his passing has reminded us that many things in life will always remain unpredictable and unknown, one thing is known for certain – he will be missed.He was preceded in death by his mother, Eleanor, and his brother, Tommy Goff.
He is survived by his two sons, Scott M. Chito of Coventry and Matthew P. Fay of Lincoln; his father, Victor W. Goff of Pawtucket; two brothers, Kevin W. Goff of Suffield, CT and John Goff of Warwick; and one sister, Karen Andrews of East Providence.
Relatives and friends are invited to visitation from 10am-12pm on Monday, January 10, 2022 at Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Rd., Lincoln. His funeral and burial in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket, will be private.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Holy Family Home at 979 Branch Ave. Providence, RI 02904. The program is coordinated by Fr. Cardente and Ernie Spaziano. For more info: https://saintanthonychurch.org/holy-family-home
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