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Herbert C. Goodrich, Jr.
Williston - Surrounded by his loving family, Herb Goodrich, 88 of Williston, VT passed away after battling several illnesses. Herb was one of eight children.
After his graduation in 1947 from Richmond High School Herb's interest turned to farming and in 1957 he bought the former Harte Farm on Route 2 where the Southridge Development now exists. In 1967 Herb and his wife Rita started the Pine Crest Campground Area. Herb was a longtime resident of the Town of Williston and a member of the Williston Fire Department where he achieved the rank of Assistant Chief and, was a member of the Williston Selectboard. Herb was also a charter member of the Williston Area Lions and, in recognition of his humanitarian work, received the Melvin Jones Fellowship award on June 11, 2014.
In 2014, Herb was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Rita Germain. He is survived by his three daughters, Karol and her husband John Tymecki, Joyce and her partner Randy Brown, Linda and her husband Craig Ladd, and Herb's grandchildren, Sean Tymecki, Joseph and his wife Trish Tymecki, Theresa Plante, Kirk and Steven Neale, Erica and her husband Keith Robinson, Elizabeth Ladd, and several great grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial and celebration of his life will be held at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Route 2 in Williston Vt. on Saturday, March 3rd at 11 AM. Interment will be at the discretion of the family this spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Williston Area Lions c/o Joyce Totenzano, 22 Carmichael St., Unit 206, Essex Junction, VT 05452