Alton P. Goodale

January 6, 1935July 2, 2014

Retired Mass. State Police Officer Alton P. Goodale, age 79, of Haverhill, died on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at his home. Born in Middleton, he was the son of the late Ernest and Mildred (Godfrey) Goodale. He graduated from Danvers High School, Class of 1952. For ten years Alton served in the Mass. Army National Guard. In 1962 he graduated from the Mass. State Police Academy in Framingham. Alton served with seven different troops and retired from Topsfield in 1982. He was a member of the Retired Mass. Troopers Assn. and of the N.R.A. A mason, Alton was a member of Amity-Mosaic Lodge A.F.&A.M. He leaves his wife Mary Amy (Robbins) Goodale, three daughters Linda Furth of Beverly, Donna Cavallo and her husband Robert of Martha’s Vineyard, and Beth MacRae and her husband Ed of Norwell, a step-daughter Wendy Clark of Roanoke, WV, a brother Gordon Goodale of Orlando, FL, ten grandchildren, one great-grandson, and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late James, Richard and Paul Goodale. His Memorial Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 10AM in the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home 157 Maple Street, Lynn. Burial in Oakdale Cemetery, Middleton. Memorial Visitation in the funeral home on Tuesday 6-8 PM.


  • Memorial Visitation Tuesday, July 8, 2014
  • Memorial Funeral Service Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Alton P. Goodale

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Kevin Deveau

July 13, 2014

RIP dear friend. You will be deeply missed. It was great knowing you. I will always remember you sitting in the truck bay waiting for us to return to the fire hall and hearing you say coffee is on you guys. To Mary and family my thoughts are with you in this sad time .He was a great man

Garry & Susan Wamboldt

July 10, 2014

RIP our friend, we'll never forget you. Hugs to you Mary, know that our love, thoughts & prayers are with you and your family at this sad time

Sue Thibodeau

July 9, 2014

sorry to of heard of Drowsys passing our thoughts are with you . He will be missed he was a friend .wish we were there so we could give you a great big you . GOD BLESS

Sue & John Thibodeau and Jennifer Surette (Digby, N.S.)

July 9, 2014

Mary, thinking of you, I just found out, hope your doing well, Drowsy will be missed by many love melanie, mike, abby (bear river)

Ryan Potter

July 9, 2014

So sad to hear of Drowsy's passing, he was a great man an will sure be missed. Thoughts and prayers are with you Mary during this dificult time.

Jamie & Sara VanTassell

July 9, 2014

Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. Drowsy was the most kind hearted firefighter and friend. He was a always there when you needed him.
Thank you Drowsy for being who you were, you will never be forgotten.

July 9, 2014

Drowsy was a wonderful man. He will be missed but certainly never ever forgotten. Many prayers are being sent your way. Kristen Gunn (Bear River NS)

July 9, 2014

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

July 9, 2014

Mary, Drowsy will be missed but never forgotten, hope you are doin well,let us know if we cab help in any way Sue nd John Thibodeau, Digby NS

July 9, 2014

Mary, he will be missed, hope you are doing well, if there is anything Sue or I can do let us know John and Sue Thibodeau, Digby NS