June 28, 1920 ~ April 5, 2010
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.