Harriet G. Goldbeck, 95, of Wallingford, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at the Masonic Home. Wife of the late Paul William Goldbeck, Harriet is survived by her daughters Carol Memmott of Branford and Paulette McLay and her partner, Ray Asbury of East Haven. She is also survived by a brother, Robert George of Montgomery, AL, five grandchildren, Dawn & Tim Browne, Mark & Kristine McLay, Todd & Virginia McLay, Richard, Jr. & Cheryl Memmott, and Michael & Jessica Memmott and eleven great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Harriet was predeceased by a sister, Mildred Amero, a brother, Howard 'Russ' George and a great-grandson, Vincent McLay. A daughter of the late Howard W. and Hattie Prout George, Harriet was born in Middletown on November 1, 1915 and was a lifelong resident of West Haven. She had worked at the VA Hospital in West Haven as a Ward Clerk and was a 60 year member of Eastern Star Golden Rod, O.E.S. Chapter 34, of West Haven. The family would like to thank everyone at Masonic Care, Ramage 3, for all their help and support. Friends may visit with the family Thursday, September 22 at BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven from 4-8 PM, Eastern Star Service at 7:30 PM. Funeral Service Friday at the funeral home at 10 AM followed by interment in Beaverdale Memorial Park, New Haven. Contributions in Harriet's memory may be made to the Masonic Charity Foundation P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492 or to The First Congregational Church, Book Of Remembrance, 1 Church St., West Haven, CT 06516.

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  1. Dear Carol, Paulette, and families, June and I are very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. We were both at the Masonic on 9/15 and asked Kim how Harriet was doing. We know your feelings at this difficult time. Unfortunately, I read of the obit too late to attend the wake. June is now in Italy and I have a long-waited dr’s appt on Friday. However, can we meet for lunch soon? Please contact me at 203-484-2345. Will be thinking of you tomorrow. June Roberts and Linda Krasko (daughters of Effie Jerrett of the Masonic)

  2. I just read Mom’s Thursday newspaper today and saw Harriet in the paper. My mom, Evelyn Donath, my husband Jim and I are so sorry for your loss. If I had known sooner we would have come to the calling hours on Thurs.

  3. Dear Paulette, Carol and families We were so sorry to hear about Harriet’s passing. I have so many great memories of times spent with both your Mom and Dad. We know how close you all were and how hard it is for you now, but please know that we are thinking of you and sending you our prayers . Thinking of you Jim and Sandy Holmes

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