Valerie A. Perrin-Goodman, 43

FEB. 9, 1968-JULY 15, 2011

July 16, 2011

Mrs. Valerie Ann Perrin-Goodman, 43, of Middletown, Md., passed away unexpectedly from a sudden illness Friday, July 15, 2011, at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

She was the beloved wife of James A. "Jay" Goodman II.

Born Feb. 9, 1968, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Joan Perrin Gayler of Washington and John T. Perrin of Lewes, Del., and stepdaughter of Earl Gayler of Washington.

Valerie graduated from Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Montgomery College, and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Towson State University.

She was a former manager and owner of Il Forno, a family-owned restaurant in Frederick, Md.

She was an active volunteer at Middletown United Methodist Church Nursery School, Middletown Primary School and the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League. She was an avid equestrian and animal lover and a member of the American Quarter Horse Association. She also attended Zion Lutheran Church in Middletown.

She will be truly missed by her family and friends.

She was the devoted mother of two children, Madelene and Colton Goodman. She also is survived by one brother, John T. Perrin Jr. of Frederick; her mother-in-law, Annette Goodman of Middletown; her brother-in-law, Chris Goodman of Middletown; and many other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 19, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 107 W. Main St., Middletown. The Rev. Chris Frigm will officiate. Interment will be made in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown.

Memorial contributions may be made to Middletown Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 322, Middletown, MD 21769.

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