Alice R. Goodrich, 89, beloved wife of 72 years to John Goodrich, Sr., of Wallingford, passed away on April 5, 2010 at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was born in New Haven on June 28, 1920 to the late John and Olive Slater Saars. Besides her husband, Alice leaves her daughter, Ruth Gertsch and her husband Charles of Killingworth; sons, John Goodrich, Jr. and his wife Barbara of Killingworth and William Goodrich and his wife Patricia of Mobile, AL; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Predeceased by five siblings, Mary Spears, Lillian Lane, William, Ernest, and Frank Saars. Alice was a member of the Golden Rod Chapter, OES, Past Matron; Alice Chapter, OES, Past Matron; West Wood Court, Order of the Amaranth, Meriden; Past Royal Matron Mother Advisor; Rainbow for Girls, North Haven; VFW Auxiliary, North Branford; V.A. Hospital Volunteer, West Haven; and volunteered for many years at the Masonic Healthcare Center in Wallingford. A Funeral Service will be held at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Friday, April 9th at 10:00 a.m., followed by interment at Beaverdale Memorial Park. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday evening from 4 to 8:00 p.m. An Eastern Star Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home on Thursday evening. Contributions in Alice's memory may be sent to Masonic Health Care Center, 22 Masonic Ave., Wallingford, CT 06492.

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  1. Dear John and FAMILY: Alice was a key player when my girls joined Rainbow @ West Haven. She instilled values that are still with them and assisted them in obtaining scholorship money to help them with their education. She and Minnie Mayer stand by themselves in the love of giving to others. Sincerely, Joan Ryder Allen and Daughters, Kim and Alisha.

  2. Mrs. Goodrich holds a special place in my heart! I was blessed to have been her .Worthy Advisor. years ago and she will always be remembered.

  3. Remember the summer that Grandpa went to England…and all the fireworks! I remember both Grandma and Aunt Alice laughing and having a good time!

  4. Dear Family, I share in your grief at our loss of Alice, she was a friend and would always give me instruction as needed, and I loved her for it, she did it with a smile on her face and a hug always available. I will miss her, until we meet again.

  5. My thoughts and prayers to all of the family and friends of Mrs Goodrich. I served in Rainbow for many years under her direction. She was a beautiful woman inside and out..

  6. To the family of Alice Goodrich, My prayers are with you all, and Aunt Alice. I think she is having a great party with her sisters and brothers in Heaven.

  7. On behalf of the Lane Family — Myles, Joseph, David and Larry and their families (spouses, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren) our deepest symphathies — we have fond memories of Aunt Alice — we will cherish those happy moments — our love to Uncle Jack and the Goodrich family

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