Godfrey, 77, of Danville, passed peacefully on June 26, 2019, surrounded by
her loving family. Elizabeth was born March 18, 1942 in Yonkers NY the
daughter of the late Herbert and Gertrude Jordan.
She graduated in
1959 from Marymount Academy in Tarrytown, NY. She attended college in Tuxedo
She was married in
1960 and had four children.
Betty was a
loving, happy mother, whom had given her love to more than just her own
children. She was a member of the Grove Presbyterian Church, Eastern Star
and Moose Lodge.
She is survived by
her loving husband of 32 years, William “Bill” Godfrey, and two loving
daughters, Susan O’Brien Fagnano and her husband Frank of Williamsport PA
and Karen O’Brien Cole of Williamstown NJ and two grandchildren, Tyler
Francis and Devin Kyle Fagnano.
Betty is also
survived by her stepchildren, grandchildren and great grandchild; James
Godfrey Sr. (Donna)-their children, James (Lauren) and great-grandson
Maddox, Kristen (Todd), and Jamie (Kevin). The late Lisa Godfrey
Knowles-grandchildren Jake, Sydney and Madison Knowles, and Ryan Godfrey
(Meghan)-grandson Jack. Also surviving are her loving “nieces” whom she
adored, Marnie Applegate, (Michael Crain & family), Shelby Axlerod (Kayla
and Zax), and Tracy LaCue (Kari).
Betty, along with
her husband Bill, raised her two step granddaughters, Sydney and Madison
preceded in death by her only sister Patricia, two of her children - a son,
Francis J. O’Brien, III at age 18 in 1980, and her youngest daughter,
Chrislyn O’Brien at age 16, in 1987.
friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Betty’s Life to be held on
Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 2:00pm at Grove Presbyterian Church, 376 Bloom
Street, Danville, PA with the Reverend Dr. Robert J. Andrews, Pastor
Emeritus, officiating. Friends will be received from 12:00 until 1:45pm in
the Great Room. Interment will be held in the Memorial Garden at Grove
The family will provide flowers. Memorial
contributions may be made to St.
Jude Children's Research Hospital,
P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142
Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
Arrangements are under the direction of the
Visneski Funeral Home Inc. 42 W Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821.