The Life of Roger L. Goodson

Roger L. Goodson age 92, husband to Creola Diane Thomas Goodson for 61 years and former longtime Ansonia resident and Cheshire resident currently of Hamden, died August 4. He was born Jan. 15, 1925 in Darlington, S.C., son of the late Norman & Calperta Louis Goodson. His service as an Army Staff Sergeant during WWII included The Normandy D-Day invasion. He worked as a recreational director at The Cheshire Reformatory. He was predeceased by his brother Thomas Goodson. In addition to his wife, he leaves his two sons, Roger K. Goodson & wife Suzanne of MA. and Steven Goodson of Hamden and three grandchildren Bradford, Olivia & Abigail Goodson. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. at The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia, CT. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. before the service. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery in Ansonia. ( In lieu of flowers, donations in Roger's memory may be made to The Julian A. Taylor Scholarship Fund, C/O The Valley Community Foundation, 253 Elizabeth St. Derby, CT 06418.

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