Dorothy's Story

NORTHFORD, CT AND DYER BROOK - Dorothy "Doffy" Irene Goddard Close, of Northford, CT, and Dyer Brook, beloved wife of 56 years to Stanley Close, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at Masonicare, Wallingford, CT, after a courageous battle with cancer. Doffy was born in Hartford, CT, June 21, 1938, daughter of the late Frederick and Muriel Kelsey Goddard.

Doffy lived with courage, humor and lots of love. Her priorities were her family, her home and her God. She was a member of the Northford Congregational Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher. She collected antiques and she loved to go camping in Maine.

Besides her husband, Doffy is survived by her children, Lisa Close (Brian Cove) of Northford, CT, Michael Close (Kelly Cox) of Northford, CT and Mead Close (Michele Munroe Parks) of Griswold, CT; her grandchildren, Kelsey Tamulevich, Joshua Cove, Mead Allen Close, Jr., Angela Hao, Jamerson Cox, Michele Cove and Mathew Olander; and her sister, Marsha Boutilier of Bangor.

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28. Rest in peace, Doffy. You are loved.

Relatives and friends may call Sunday from 4-7 PM at the W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main Street, Branford, CT, and are invited to a funeral service Monday morning at 10:00 in the Northford Congregational Church. Burial will follow in Northford Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Northford Congregational Church Bell Tower Restoration Fund, Old Post Road, Northford, CT 06472. For directions and online guestbook, see www.wsclancy.com.
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