Friday, October 2, 2015

Goodbye Joyce Godin, a person who lived for others...

The entire library community will miss Joyce’s good spirit and kindness. I shall always remember how gracious and hard working she was as a volunteer and how she appreciated, supported and believed in the importance of the libraries through her stalwart efforts as a friend, board member and patron. 

                   Joyce Godin enjoying an omlet at my 2014 Volunteers Breakfast.

Obituary for Joyce Godin
Joyce (Watts) Godin, 81 ,of Farmington, CT died September 21, 2015. Joyce was born in Northampton, MA on March 12, 1934 to Stanley T. and Edith (Smith) Watts. She is predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Raymond P. Godin, and their youngest son, Douglas S. Godin. She is survived by her sons Jeffrey P. Godin, of South Windsor, CT and Eric J. Godin of Lynn, MA, grandsons Aaron and Elijah Godin of Salem, MA, granddaughter, Kelly (Godin) Capponcelli and her husband Eric Capponcelli and great grandson, Noah Capponcelli of Southhampton, MA. She is also survived by brothers David Watts and his wife Karen of Denmark, and Stuart Watts and his wife Susan of Louisville, KY several nieces, nephews, and extended family. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Joyce grew up in Greenfield, MA and was a graduate of Greenfield High School. She earned her RN from Peter Bent Brigham Hospital School of nursing, Boston, MA and later a Baccalaureate in Nursing from the University of Hartford and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT. She studied Enterostomal Therapy or Ostomy Care at Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo New York. Her nursing career was varied: in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and home care. For the last twenty five years of working, she specialized in Ostomy and Wound Care Nursing. She was a certified member of the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Society (WOCN) of the United Sates and of the World Council of Enterostomal Therapy Nurses. (WCET). Joyce and Ray enjoyed traveling to many states in the USA and to Canada, Mexico, South Africa, France, England, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, and Singapore for pleasure and to attend professional nurse conferences. She also made several vacation trips with sons and grandchildren, brothers and other family. She went to EI Salvador three times with a group of Eye Doctors and Dentists as an assistant in the Site and Bite Clinics they provided for people in two small towns. She also went to EI Salvador with another group to visits schools and families at home. Since retiring she has enjoyed swimming, gardening, and learning to quilt. She was an active volunteer with many Farmington, groups, First Church Congregational 1652, the Friends of the Libraries, Library Board, Land Trust, Food Pantry, and the American Red Cross. There are no calling hours. A Memorial Service and Buffet Luncheon will be held at First Church Congregational 1652, 75 Main Street, Farmington, 006032 on (Saturday) October 3, 2015 at 12 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Church Congregational 1652, 75 Main Street, Farmington, CT 06032; the American Red Cross, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington, CT 06032,; or to the Remembrance Fund of the Friends of the Farmington Libraries, 6 Monteith Drive, Farmington, Farmington Food Pantry; or to a charity of donors choice.