December 9, 1920 ~ June 29, 2021

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Wallingford, CT

Arthur A. Goto, age 100, of Wallingford, passed away on June 29, 2021. Born in New Haven on December 9, 1920, he was the son of the late Anthony & Anna (Takrczyk) Goto. Arthur was predeceased by his wife Florence Blomkvist Goto; his son Arthur A. “Chip” Goto; his granddaughter Kristina Needham; and his sister Genevieve Camera. He is survived by his daughter Anne Needham & her husband Harry of Hamden; his son Paul Goto & his wife Anne of Hamden; his daughter-in-law Rachelle H. Goto of East Haven; his grandchildren Sara, Adam (Meaghan), Greg & Max Goto and Jake & Darcy Needham; and 2 great-grandchildren Teigan & Brayden Gorman-Goto. Arthur was a WWII U.S. Navy Veteran and retired from Avco Lycoming, where he worked as a Quality Control Engineer. He was a family man, and was so proud of his children and grandchildren. He loved working with his hands, tinkering in his workshop to fix things. He built the house that his family grew up in, and his son still lives in today. He liked to cook and was known for his great Swedish meatballs, pickled herring, Mariners Stew, crepes and banana bread. He owned a cottage at Sunrise Cove in Branford and spent many summers there, grilling hotdogs and teaching his grandchildren to swim. He was most known for his kind nature and good disposition.
Arthur’s Funeral Service was held privately with his family. Arrangements were in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME. Memorial donations for Arthur may be made to Honor Flight Connecticut at https://honorflightct.org/donations.

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  1. I have so many memories of your parents, Auntie Florence and Uncle Art. I loved spending time at the cottage, having you guys come to our campground at Hammonassett each summer,( when there were good waves). Your dad lived a great long life and now he has been reunited with your mom. My sincerest condolences to you Annie, Paul, Rachelle and your families.

  2. Paul, Anne and Goto Family;
    I remember your father fondly. Also thinking of all of you especially at this time of loss. I was born at home on Highland Ave and lived there until our family moved to Maine in 1978.

    To live to 100 is quite a milestone! Perhaps an attribute of Swedish heritage. Also remember fondly your grandparents, who lived next door to us. We were fortunate to grow up during a time when neighbors knew each other . We all celebrated many holidays together. At Christmas enjoyed lovely ribbon candy from your grandparents.

    Share memories that you have of your Dad and Mom. These are precious!
    Blessings to you, would love to reconnect sometime.

    Cynthia

  3. Anne, Harry, Jake & Darcy,
    I am so sorry for your loss and sending love and prayers to each of you.
    Sincerely,
    Kathy Raveneau

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