Earl Newton Goff, Jr.April 22, 1927 ~ March 5, 2018 (age 90)
Earl Newton Goff, Jr., 90, died at home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, March 5, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Shirley F. (Bennett) Goff. A lifelong resident of Rehoboth, he was a son of the late Earl N. Goff, Sr. & Barancia F. (Bailey) Goff.
A talented musician, Earl was a graduate of the former Salzmann School of Music in Boston.
Mr. Goff was a salesman with the Fuller Brush Co. from 1949 to present, and a Rehoboth Volunteer Firefighter for over 60 years. He was a lifetime member and Deacon at the Rehoboth Congregational Church where he sang in the choir. He was a 50 Year Past Master of Eastern Star Lodge, AF & AM, member of the District 16 Order of the Eastern Star, President Emeritus of the Rehoboth Village Cemetery Association, President Emeritus of the Goff Gathering Association, over 75 year member of the Anawan Grange, & member of the Rehoboth Business Association.
A member of the “greatest generation” Earl proudly served in the U. S. Navy during WWII, being honorably discharged as a Seaman Second Class.
In addition to his wife, he leaves his loving children: Pamela L. Shaw of Seekonk, Earl N. Goff, III & his wife Lynn of Rehoboth, Sandra E. Strange & her husband David of Rehoboth, Alison S. Mancini & her husband Richard of Rehoboth, & Brian B. Goff & his wife Jeanne of East Providence. Cherished grandfather of Bethany, Jessica, Jennifer, Joshua, Justin, Darwin, Brian, Tara, Brandon, Dean, Jarrod, Amy, Brent, 12 great-grandchildren & one on the way. He was the brother of Vernon Goff of Warwick & the late Dorothy Goff & Richard Goff.
His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10:00 am in The Rehoboth Congregational Church, 139 Bay State Road, Rehoboth. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Rehoboth Village Cemetery.
Relatives & friends are invited & may call at the Rehoboth Congregational Church on Friday from 4:00-7:00 pm with a Masonic Service to follow.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231, Washington, D.C. 20090, St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607 will be appreciated.
Arrangements have been entrusted to J.H. WILLIAMS & CO. FUNERAL HOME, 210 Taunton Avenue, East Providence.