Richard Cole Goodrich

August 4, 2019


Richard Cole Goodrich

Williston, VT


On Sunday, August 4, 2019 Richard Cole Goodrich, 85 of Williston VT passed away peacefully at his home.


Richard worked on the farm for his brother Herbert, Carl Urie, S.T. Griswold, then he served in the US Navy and VT Air National Guard.  He later worked at Munson Earth Moving as an equipment operator, and after losing his leg to an on the job accident he worked for several companies as a mechanic.  He was an avid baseball player and was a fan of the Boston Red Sox, he loved hunting, fishing, and attending jamborees.


Richard is survived by his children, Robert Goodrich & his wife Lynn Goodrich, Diana Blow & her husband Calvin Blow, Cindy Belval and her husband Leo Belval II, Pamela Russell & her husband Richard (Rusty) Russell, Christopher Goodrich and his soulmate April Audette, Dickie Guyette and his wife Sherry Guyette, Chad Guyette and his wife Lisa.  Grandchildren:  Nicole Labell (Aaron), Brian Goodrich (Emily), Jeromey Blow (Sarah), Michael Davis (Megan), Amy Dennis (Eric), Joseph Russell (Jenn), Amber Whittemore (Chuck), Shawn Russell (Lizzie), Matthew Goodrich, Alex Guyette, Abbey St Amour (Kyle), Lissa Guyette (Devlin), Christie Torbick (Nate) and Great Grand Children:  Brantley, Alexxus, Lenaya, Keegan, Mya, Aubrey, Caleb, Shane, Alivia, Gabe, Taylor, Tessa, Walker, Denver, Tekneal, Jayleigh and Dawson (arriving soon) along with many other extended family members.  He is also survived by a very special lady Claire Irish and her son Ken Irish and his wife Valerie.  Siblings, Ruby, Pete (Connie) and Jim (Kathy) and several nieces and nephews.


Richard was predeceased by his parents Herbert C. Goodrich and Mary Ethel Goodrich, siblings Barbara, Herbert Jr, Margaret, Daniel, his son Kevin, great granddaughter Julianna.


Visiting hours will be held Sunday August 18, 2019 11:00 am -1:00 pm at Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot Street, Richmond, VT, followed by a graveside service in East Cemetery, Williston, VT at 1:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Legion, Post 100, 21 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602

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Visiting hours
August 18, 2019

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Gifford Funeral Home
22 Depot Street
Richmond, VT 05477

Burial will immediately follow

East Cemetery
8807 Williston Road
Williston, VT 05495

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