The Arc Remembers Valerie Goode

The Arc of Essex County fondly remembers Valerie Good, who recently lost a long battle with cancer. Valerie and her family joined The Arc’s Home Assistance Program (HAP) in the early 1990s. She had been an active participant in the program up to the time of her death. Valerie valued the support she received from her long-time HAP staff, Lorraine Harris.

Valerie will be remembered as wanting to spread joy and offering support to others. She exuded positive energy and it showed in her actions. She would reach out to other families in the HAP program with advice or a simple word of encouragement. Valerie did her best to give back to her community be frequently volunteering at the local food bank. She was a good mom who went to any length do to the best for her three sons, Christopher, Lawrence, and Tysheen. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

If you’d like to make a donation to The Arc of Essex County in Valerie’s memory, please visit our tribute donation page.  Please note that your donation is in memory of Valerie Goode; an acknowledgement of your tribute will be sent to her family members.