Joseph L. Goodrich


Joseph L. Goodrich, 91, died January 2, 2013. He was the beloved husband for 25 years to Myrtle H. (Simmons) Goodrich and the former husband of the late Mildred N. (Shubert) Goodrich.

Born in New London, Conneticut, a son of the late Neil G. and Alice (Latham) Goodrich, he has resided in Warwick since 1953. He was a World War II Navy veteran. After the service, he graduated Boston University Magna Cum Laude in journalism. He had worked as a reporter with the Fall River Herald until his employment with the Providence Journal where he worked until his retirement as financial editor in 1987. Mr. Goodrich was the recipient of the Loeb Award for Excellence in Journalism in 1958. He was former president of the Netopian Club in Providence, served on the Board of Directors of the Providence and Worcester Railroad and was a Scout Master and committee member of Troop 1, Conimicut during the 1960’s.

Besides his wife; he leaves his son, Thomas E. Goodrich and wife, Arna, of Warwick, his daughter, Dawn G. Lomden of Philadelphia and was the father of the late Joel Turner Goodrich. He also leaves three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. He was the brother of Neil E. Goodrich, Sydney R. Goodrich and the late John G. Goodrich.

A funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Ave. Burial with military honors in Pawtuxet Memorial Park, Warwick. Visiting hours Sunday 4-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Cornerstone Adult Services, 140 Warwick Neck Avenue, Warwick, RI 02889, will be appreciated. Information and condolences, visit


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