Eleanor M. Goddard (nee Smithem), of Kearny, passed away at home on January 7, 2019. She was 89. Visiting will be Thursday January 10, 2019 from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Mass Friday at 10:00 a.m. in St. Cecilia Church and burial will follow at Hollywood Memorial Park in Union. Eleanor was a dental assistant for many years in Kearny at The office of Dr. Robert Johnson. Wife of the late Thomas Goddard, she was the mother of Gary Goddard, Dona Kelly, Thomas, Wayne and Gayle Goddard. Sister of Frederick Smithem she is also survived by seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Alzheimer Research.