Apr 232014

obitDorothy Goehler Rothman passed, peacefully, surrounded by family and much loved caregivers, on April 20, 2014.

Wife of the late Herman Rothman. Mother of Alpha DaCosta (Antonio DaCosta, retired NHPD) of New Haven. Grandmother of Valentina DaCosta (Timothy Ziegler) of Clinton.

Born in West Haven in 1926, daughter of the late Valentine and Alpha Watkins Goehler of Orange.

She was a lifelong resident of Fair Haven Heights in New Haven.

Mrs. Rothman enjoyed volunteer work including New Haven Public Schools, the CT Association of the Deaf and the New Haven Democratic Town Committee.

An avid gardener until the early 80’s, she enjoyed nature and all of its forms. Mrs. Rothman was active politically, environmentally and worked on behalf of animal rights. She was a member of the Senior Coalition in Washington DC and the Wolf Educational Center of Idaho, Sawtooth Pack.

A private Graveside Service will be held in Alder Brook Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Rothman’s name may be made to The Wolf Education & Research Center, PO Box 12604, Portland, OR 97212.

Arrangements in care of the Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church St., Guilford.

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit: www.GuilfordFuneralHome.com 

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