Mr. Goodhall was born in Stafford Springs, Conn., and raised in Eastford, Conn.
He was the son of the late Wallace I. Goodhall and Ruth Fenlon Goodhall. John proudly and valiantly served his country by enlisting in the Army. He served in the Italian and French theaters and was injured prior to the Battle of the Bulge, thereby earning his Purple Heart. He had the rank of sergeant when he was discharged. After returning home he met and married his wife Corinne Hulburt. John and Corinne formerly resided in Holland Mass. where he held the position of town selectman, police chief, fire chief and highway superintendent; served as Commander of the local American Legion; owned his own construction business and school bus operation and joined the Masons and Melha Temple in Springfield, Mass. He and his wife owned a seasonal cottage colony in West Dennis where they retired to in 1980.
He lovingly leaves Corinne, his wife of 62 years, his daughter Ruth C. Goodhall of Dennisport, his son John H. Goodhall, Jr and daughter-in-law, Patricia of Grafton, Mass. and grandchildren, Maura of Bridgewater and Eric, of New Bedford. He leaves a sister, brother, many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the West Dennis Community Church, P.O. Box 487, W. Dennis, MA 02670.
Burial with military honors will be at the Holland Cemetery, Holland, Massachusetts on the June 12th. It is at 1:00 and then there will be a gathering with refreshments at the Senior Center right after.
Posted with permission of the Goodhall family by Gerry Germaine Hisgen House Bed & Breakfast Holland, MA 01521 HisgenHouse.com
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Comments:Posted on 22 May 2010, 2:46 by Anna Richardson
My sincere condolences to you, Ruth, and your family. Incredibly, I just happened upon this blog, and found that Gerry had thoughtfully included your Dad's obituary. It has been so many years ago since I've seen you, but I remember how precious you were. I am so sorry for your loss.
Love and prayers,
Anna (Duquette) Richardson