August 6, 1911 ~ June 13, 2002
Entered into rest June 13, 2002 in Wallingford, Ernest Field Goodyear for 63 years loving husband of Marjorie Wentworth Goodyear of Masonic Ave., Wallingford formerly of West Haven. He was born Aug. 6, 1911 in Waterbury, CT to Ernest Fowler Goodyear and Martha Field Goodyear. He was a lifetime employee of AT & T where he was a linesman and a senior technician. He retired in 1973. He was a 69 year member of Annawon Masonic Lodge # 115 A.F.&A.M. and was recently presented a plaque noting him to be the states oldest living Past Worshipful Master. He served as Worshipful Master in 1951 and he was also honored as Mason of the year. A past Master Counselor in 1932 of DeMolay, he was a member of the first ever class of DeMolay of the Robert H. Heller Chapter, joining March 6, 1928. He served on the advisory board from 1933 until his death and was Dad of DeMolay from 1956-61, also serving as state Dad of DeMolay. He influenced the lives of many fine young men in his work with DeMolay and was proud of achieving the Legion of Honor the highest of their degrees. Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter and her husband, Martha ''Marty'' and Carmine Saverese of Orange, a son and his wife, Ernest ''Chuck'' and his wife Barbara Goodyear of Rochester, NH, grandchildren, Donald Saverese, Marcia Perkins, Colleen and Michael Saverese all of Lebanon, ME and Lisa and Paul Guzda of Gainesville, GA and great-grandchildren, Joseph Perkins and Alexis Saverese. Memorial service will be Monday, June 24 at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of West Haven. Contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church, Book of Remembrance, 1 Church St., West Haven or Annawon Memorial Fund, 304 Center St., West Haven, CT 06516. Arrangements under the direction of BEECHER & BENNETT TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven.