Richard A. Goff

Date of Passing:

May 2, 2023

Goff, Richard A., 80, of Woodward Avenue, Seekonk, MA, died peacefully at home on May 2, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Marlene A. (Medeiros) Goff.

Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late George D. and Eva L. (Desmaris) Goff, he was a lifelong resident of Seekonk, MA and summered on Prudence Island since 1972.

Mr. Goff was a Manager for the former Almacs Grocery Stores for 36 years before retiring in 1995. He also was a member and bartender for the Warren German American Club, Warren from 1995-2018.

Richard enjoyed spending time on Prudence Island with his loving family.

Mr. Goff was a United States Army Reserves Veteran.

Besides his wife of 58 years, he is survived by two daughters, Deborah Goff Cronin of Rumford and Kristin Lee Murphy and her husband Jamie of Seekonk, MA; a brother, George D. Goff of Fall River, MA and four grandchildren, Riley, Taylor, Jack and Harry.

His Funeral Service will be held on Saturday May 6, 2023 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 11 a.m. Calling hours are Saturday morning 9 a.m.-11 a.m. A private burial will follow in Seekonk Cemetery, Seekonk, MA.

Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Richard’s memory to the Prudence Island Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 305, Prudence Island, RI, 02872 or the RISPCA, 186 Amaral Street, East Providence, RI, 02915 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. My sincere condolence’s to the Goff family. I had the privilege to
    work with Dick from 1986 to 1989 at Almacs.A time that will not be forgotten.
    R.I.P Dick

  2. Krissy and family. I was saddened to hear about your loss. I hope that you can find comfort in knowing that your father will not suffer any more and that he will always be in your heart.

  3. Kristin. I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. I know you have great memories especially on Prudence Island and all the football games you spent together. Your family are in my prayers

  4. Marlene, Kristen, and Deborah. We are so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. We just saw him at my sisters funeral. Please accept our condolences. We will keep him in our prayers.

  5. Debbie and Riley – Dyson and I are so very sorry for your loss. He was such a great man and so respected! We are sending you both lots of prayers and hugs

  6. My condolence’s to Marlene and the rest of Dick’s family. Dick was a great guy and fun to be around. He had an easy smile and kind sense of humor. He always treated me and the rest of the Almac’s crew like friends. I will miss him.

    Bob Kando

  7. My condolences (Katie Silvia’s mom)

  8. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with your family.

  9. My Condolences to the Goff family

    Former fellow Seekonk Almac’s employee

  10. Dear Marlene, I don’t know if you remember me or not. We worked at Hospital Trust installment, loan department together. I was Lenny Curran’s, and Betty Heap’s secretary. I was so sorry to read of the passing of your husband Dick. I lost my husband in 2006. I miss him still every day may your memories of Dick comfort you during this difficult time and may he rest in peace.

  11. So sorry for your loss.
    Wishing you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

  12. Aunt Marlene, David and I were so sad to hear of Uncle Dick’s passing, our hearts go out to you and the kids.

  13. So sorry to hear of your loss, Marlene.Lots of love and prayers to your beautiful family. So many memories
    Love Abe and Peggy

  14. So deeply sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. A wonderful man, a great friend for 50 years. Condolences to your family.

  15. Marlene and Debbie, I am sorry for your loss. I wish I had been able to see you both more over the years since we worked together

  16. I am so sorry for your loss Marlene. Live with your beautiful memories. My prayers are with you and your family.

  17. My Deepest Condolences to all the family and friends!

  18. Sending you all lots of love & prayers during this time of loss .
    My heart is filled with all the beautiful memories we shared together .
    Sending lots of hugs 💐🙏🏽🥰

  19. We are so sorry to hear about Dick’s passing. We will miss having him next door in the summer. He was a great guy we couldn’t have asked for a more kind neighbor.

  20. Rick & I will miss our good friend. Our thoughts and prayers will follow him.❤️

  21. My Condolences

  22. Very sorry for your loss Marlene. Dick was a good man as you know after 50 + YEARS.

  23. My thoughts and prayers for you, Dick and your family. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  24. So very sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Prayers for you and your family.

  25. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I will always remember his many kindnesses.

  26. So very sorry for your loss.

  27. Don and I are so sorry. Dick will be missed.

  28. Jim and I are so sorry for your loss!

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