March 22, 1828, Rocky Hill, Connecticut.
Goodrich spent his early life in Hartford, Connecticut, and graduated from Trinity College in 1852. He studied theology at the Berkeley Divinity School, New Haven, Connecticut, and was made a deacon by Episcopal Bishop Brownwell, July 18, 1853.
He had charge of St. Peter’s Church, Plymouth, a year and a half, then was advanced to the priesthood by Bishop Williams. His next parish was St. John’s Church, Millville, Massachusetts, where he stayed five years. From there he moved to Utica, New York, becoming Rector of Calvary Church there in August 1859, and remaining there until his death.
Goodrich also served as secretary of the diocese of Central New York from the time of its organization in 1868, was elected a deputy to the General Convention of 1883.
Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, conferred an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree on him. His works include: