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Viola M Godin

April 8, 1929 — January 24, 2022

Viola M. (Valeri) Godin, 92, died January 24, 2022 in her home at Sunrise Senior Living, 6 Beth Avenue, Leominster, MA after a brief illness. She was born April 8, 1929 in Leominster, the daughter of the late Guiseppe and Elvira (Di Giammarino) Valeri. She resided in Leominster most of her life. Viola was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, Henry G. Godin, her son, David H. Godin, son-in-law, Charles A. Shelton and her five brothers. She leaves behind her remaining four children: Daniel J. Godin, Diane M. Shelton, Donna J. Mazerolle and her husband Donald, and Doreen A. Linsky and her husband Daniel, nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Deirdre Godin and her brother Vic Valeri. Viola was a member of St. Cecilia Church in Leominster. She was an active volunteer at Sunrise knitting hundreds of hats, filling donated purses with toiletries, and making countless blankets for their charitable causes. You could find her leading chair exercise class, playing word games in the lounge or creating a painting. Viola made the floral arrangements for the tables in the dining room and worked in the raised vegetable garden every summer. She liked having a job and her special friend, Lorrie Brodeur, the Activities Director at Sunrise, always found her one. Viola will be remembered for her love of family, her kindness, work ethic and independent nature. She always stepped up to the challenges she faced in life. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. The family wishes to give special thanks to the staff at Sunrise who made our mother’s last home, a happy home. We are forever grateful for that gift. We also wish to thank the HealthAlliance Home Health and Hospice staff who cared for Viola in her final days. There will be no calling hours. The funeral Mass will be held at St. Cecilia Church on Monday, January 31, 2022 at 10:00am. Burial will follow at St. Cecilia’s cemetery. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the Sunrise Activities Dept., Checks should be made out to Lorrie Brodeur and mailed to her c/o Sunrise Senior Living located at 6 Beth Ave. Leominster MA 01453. To leave an online condolence please visit www.mackfamilyfh.com Mack Family Funeral Homes- Simard Funeral Home, 14 Walker Street, Leominster, is assisting with arrangements. Kevin J. Mack and Walter C. Taylor, funeral directors.
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