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AYER — Grace “Elizabeth” (Bean) Goodrich, 94, of 53 Sandy Pond Road, a resident of Ayer for over 50 years, died Monday, Feb. 6 at the Genesis Westford House, Westford.

She was the wife of Burton E. Goodrich Sr., who died in 1984.

Goodrich is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Burton E. and Janet E. Goodrich Jr. of Rindge, N.H.; a daughter, Gail A. Clough of Ayer; six grandchildren, Mark Goodrich, Christopher Goodrich, Justin Clough, Jared Clough, Katharine Millen and Allison Brunson. She also leaves eight great-grandchildren.

She was the sister of the late John L. Bean of Wells, Maine, and Anna E. Corliss, of Ayer.

Goodrich was born in Weston, on Oct. 21, 1911, a daughter of Winiford A. and Grace E. (Hagar) Bean. She was a 1929 graduate of Ayer High School, then continued her education at the former Nasson College in Springvale, Maine.

Goodrich worked many years as the assistant dietician at the Nashoba Community Hospital in Ayer. She also worked as the cafeteria manager at the Ayer middle and high schools before retiring in 1983.

Goodrich was a member of the Federated Church of Ayer as well as its Federa Club. She was a charter member of the Ayer Rainbow Girls. She had been active in the 4H Club, where she served as a leader as well as competed in local, state and national sewing competitions.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m., on Monday, Feb. 13, at Locust Grove Cemetery, 2 Locust Grove Road, Merrimac, Mass.

Calling hours are from 3 to 5 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 12, at the T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, 25 Fitchburg Road (Route 2A), Ayer. Please see for additional information.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Federated Church of Ayer, 21 Washington St., Ayer, MA 01432.

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