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Elizabeth "Betty" Godfrey


June 27, 2019


Elizabeth “Betty” 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 Park, NY.   

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 Knowles.  

Betty was 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.   

Relatives and 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 Presbyterian Church. 

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. www.visneski.com


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