Jane A. Godfrey

March 10, 2010       

WATERTOWN, N.Y.  —  Jane A. Godfrey, 76, of Gill Street, died Wednesday morning, March 10,  with her family at her side and Hospice of Jefferson County. 

The funeral will be noon Saturday, March 13, at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home. Burial will follow in North Watertown Cemetery. Calling hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 12, at the funeral home.

Born  Sept. 12, 1933, in Watertown, a daughter of Howard and Helen Browski Metz, she graduated from Watertown High School.  

She married Carl E. “Ted” Godfrey on Oct. 4, 1952. Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey opened the Dan Dee Donuts Store of Watertown in 1967 and operated it for several years.  She later worked for Dr. Lustick, and retired as secretary for the Local 910 IBEW after 20 plus years of service. Mr. Godfrey, a 23-year retiree with the Army and supervisor at Borden, Inc., died April 20, 1998. 

Mrs. Godfrey enjoyed her cats, crocheting, casino trips, bingo and spending time with her family. 

Surviving are three daughters and their husbands, Linda and Mike Converse, Watertown; Jeanette and Jim Lettiere, Clayton, and Robin and Dave Tanner, Watertown; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a sister, Louise Horning, Watertown; several nieces and nephews. 

Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a son, Arthur J., on Feb. 4, 2001 and two brothers, David and Edward Metz. 

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity for the benefit of abandon and abused animals. 

Condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.

Information provided by Reed & Benoit Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.