Alvin Goldfield, 89, of Lexington, MA, formerly Fairfield and Bridgeport, CT passed away peacefully on October 30, 2019. Beloved husband of Sarann (Klavir) Goldfield. Devoted father of Daniel Goldfield and Nancy Tauber and father-in-law of Tony Tauber. Cherished grandfather of Isaac and Jonah Tauber. Loving sibling of the late Elaine Bregman, Muriel Lessler, and brother-in-law Stephen Lessler. Brother-in-law of Herb Bregman. Caring son of the late Louis and Anna Goldfield. Alvin showed his deep love and devotion for his family and community throughout his life and his presence will be missed.
Alvin was a nostalgic man who loved to schmooze. He spoke fondly about time spent during his youth with family at Snow’s Farm in Easton, CT. He shared moving and humorous stories about his service in the Navy as an assistant to Newport RI Naval Base Chaplain.
Alvin grew up in a happy home, graduated from Bassick High School, and earned a bachelor’s degree from Bridgeport University in Connecticut.
His professional life included successes in the retail, real estate and automobile industries. He served his community with passion in many ways, most notably as President of the Jewish Family Service in CT where he spearheaded an affordable housing development for older adults in Bridgeport.
His favorite composer was Gustav Mahler, and he shared his love of music with his wife as active members of the South Shore Music Group in Westport, CT.
Alvin loved to drive and meet new people so, along with his wife, traveled extensively throughout the United States and the world. He was happy behind the wheel while his wife pointed the way to their next adventure.
And nothing gave him more pleasure than his children and grandchildren.
Services will be held graveside at Temple Israel Cemetery, 492 North Avenue, Wakefield, MA at 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 3. Shiva will be held at 137 Chestnut Street, Cambridge, MA from 4pm to 8pm on Sunday and Monday, November 3 & 4. A service celebrating Alvin’s life will be held at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA at 2:00pm on Friday, November 29. Donations may be made to Temple Israel of Boston or to the charity of your choice.