CAMDEN — Dr. Frederick C. “Rick” Goggans passed away unexpectedly, yet peacefully, in his sleep on the morning of Oct. 31 at his residence in Camden.

At the time of his death Dr. Goggans was Medical Director of McLean Borden Cottage, a facility affiliated with Harvard Medical School where he was Lecturer in psychiatry. Dr. Goggans was also active within the Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians and had affiliations with Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport and Northern Light Acadia Hospital in Bangor. In 2021, he was appointed by Maine Governor Janet T. Mills to serve on the Board of Licensure in Medicine. Dr. Goggans was a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and a lifelong member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

Dr. Goggans was valued by family, friends, patients and colleagues for his keen thoughtfulness and kindness which was always backed by sharp intellect, dry wit and inexhaustible work ethic and integrity.

He was born in Fort Worth, Texas Oct. 23, 1950, to Dr. Eliza (“Diane”) Goggans and Dr. Albert Goggans. Growing up in the Westcliff area of town, he enjoyed playing in the fields and creeks that once were part of the Edwards Ranch. He was valedictorian of the first graduating class of Trinity Valley School in 1967, left at 16 for Amherst College and subsequently graduated with honors from Baylor College of Medicine. Post graduate training followed at the University of California San Francisco and Stanford University. He practiced psychiatry in Fort Worth from 1981 until 1999 when he relocated with his family to Camden.

He was a former member of Shady Oaks and River Crest Country Clubs of Fort Worth, the Steeplechase Club of Fort Worth, and the Williams and Princeton Clubs of New York City.

He is survived by his spouse of 46 years, Catherine McCrimmon Goggans; son, Nicholas (“Nick”) of Fort Worth, Texas and his wife, Brooke and son, Ryan of Liberty. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Eliza and Watson Goggans of Fort Worth, his sister, Margie (“Tinker”) Goggans and her husband, Russ Sikes, nieces, Chloe Latham Sikes, Eva Sikes, and Robin Sikes, his sister-in-law, Amy McCrimmon Jackson and her husband, Vahl, and nephews Luke Simon and Will Simon.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made as Gift In Memory to Trinity Valley School, 7500 Dutch Branch Road, Fort Worth, TX 76132, tvs.org/giving/make-your-gift; or to, The Knox Clinic Mental Health & Wellness Program, 22 White Street, Rockland, ME 04841, knoxclinic.org/make-a-difference/; or to the charity of your choice.

Memorial services are being planned for Camden and Fort Worth, Texas and will be announced shortly.

Condolences may be shared at longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Camden.