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Leo P. Godin

June 19, 1927 — March 18, 2024


With profound sorrow, we announce the passing of Leo P. Godin, a cherished father, grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather. Born on June 19, 1927, in Montgomery Center, Vermont, Leo was a man of strength, integrity, and sincerity. He spent the majority of his life in Orange and Athol, MA, where he built a beautiful life and raised a family. His departure on March 18, 2024, leaves an irreplaceable void, but his spirit lives on in the memories we hold dear.

Leo joined the Army Air Corps at the age of 19, the title of Private First Class, he was stationed in Okinawa. He received a World War II Victory Medal, and an Army of Occupation Medal for his time in Japan.

Leo was an extraordinary man who led an extraordinary life. He was the foreman at a toy manufacturing company (N.D. Cass) for 43 years, where he was revered and respected. His dedication to his work was evident in the twinkle of children's eyes when they cherished the toys he had helped create. Leo was the epitome of dedication, proving that "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." His passion was reflected not only in his work but also in his love for his family. Leo was a devoted husband to his late wife of 45 years, Roseanna (Pic) Godin (Rushford), a loving son to his parents, Regina and Joseph Godin, and a doting father to his 4 children, Ricky (Debbie), Regina (Eric), Arcelia (Tut) and, Mary (Scott). A supportive grandfather to his 9 grandchildren; Renee, Michael, Marty, Dean, Jessica, Jennifer, Amanda, Kristina, and Sean. He also leaves behind his 12 great grandchildren; Samantha, Jaden, Kylie, Bella, Emmalyn, Cece, Lucas, Addy, Greyson, Peri, Bryan, and Brooke, and 2 great-great granddaughters Kyra and Miya and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Roseanna, his parents Joseph and Regina, his 8 siblings, and his son-in-law, Stan Miarecki.

Leo's legacy will forever be engraved in the hearts of those who knew him. His humble nature, warm smile, his sense of humor which was shown by his famous hand gestures, and his genuine heart touched the lives of many around him. He was an embodiment of the quote, "The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love." He lived his life with grace, dignity, and a deep sense of kindness that was unmatched. His legacy will continue to inspire and guide us as we remember him.

As we mourn the loss of Leo, we invite you to celebrate his life by sharing your memories, stories, and photographs. Leo's life was a tapestry of precious moments, shared laughter, and tender care. Let us keep his spirit alive by sharing those memories that made Leo the extraordinary person he was. His children have written a special tribute to him, "Last night we lost our best friend and the most loving, funny and amazing father. He always looked for the good in a person and would give you the shirt off his back. He had a long and fulfilling life of 96 years. He always tried to make us smile. He never raised his voice or said hurtful words. He loved our mother so deeply and missed her very much. He loved his children unconditionally. We miss you so much already Dad, but we are glad you are pain free and back with the love of your life. There's going to be a big hole in our hearts. We love you, rest in peace, you truly deserve it."

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 101 Main Street, Athol, MA 01331, the American Heart Association( or the American Cancer Society (

Calling Hours will be on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange, MA.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 10:00 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church,  101 Main Street, Athol, MA.

A burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, Fielding Way, Athol, MA

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Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor, and Melissa A. McQuaid, Funeral Directors.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mack Family Funeral Homes - Fiske Murphy & Mack Chapel

110 New Athol Rd, Orange, MA 01364

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Francis of Assisi Church

101 Main St, Athol, MA 01331

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