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William C. Goodale

Died: Saturday, December 02, 2006
Age: 65
William C. Goodale, proprietor of Hart’s Hardware in Southold died at his home in Southold December 2.

“Bill” was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 13, 1941 to Andrew E. and Ruth C. (nee Hempel) Goodale. He attended the Martin Van Buren High School in Queens and the University of Rhode Island.

On October 12, 1961, he married the former Karen Mack at Advent Lutheran Church in Mattituck. Together they summered in New Suffolk until moving there permanently in 1972 and to Southold five years ago.

For the past 13 years, Bill has owned Hart’s Hardware and was also a Licensed Funeral Director for over 25 years. He had managed the Fairchild Sons Funeral Home in Garden City and later worked as a director at the former Williams Funeral Home in East Hampton.

In the community, Bill was an active member of the Kiwanis Club and most recently had been the Master of the Peconic Lodge #349 of the Free and Accepted Masons in Greenport. He was also a member of the Nassau-Suffolk Funeral Directors Association.

In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by his son, Richard W. Goodale of Southold, Lisa G. Jerome of Southold and Jennifer G. Gelea of Moultenburough, NH; siblings Robert of Mattituck and Andrea Rive of New Suffolk; and six grandchildren: Christopher, Stephen, Matthew and Jessica Jerome and Jacob and Jacquelyn Galea.

The family received friends yesterday and today at the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold where Masonic services and religious services by Reverend Warren Beaven, a personal friend and pastor of the Huntington Methodist Church, were held. The Funeral will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Greenport with Reverend Garret Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Cutchogue Cemetery.

Memorial donations in Bill’s name may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 75 Maiden Ln., Suite 603, New York, NY 10038.
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