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Audrey Ann Burdick Godwin
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Obituary for Audrey Ann Burdick Godwin

Audrey Ann (Burdick) Godwin, 88, of Portland beloved wife of Frank Joseph Godwin, Jr. for sixty-seven years, passed away surrounded by family on Friday, June 30, 2017. Born in Middletown, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Elizabeth (Rich) Burdick.

Audrey had lived in Portland for over fifty years and was a very active member of Trinity Episcopal Church. She was a past Matron of the Lady Washington Chapter #45 O.E.S. and was a long term volunteer at Middlesex Hospital with over 2000 hours logged. Audrey enjoyed golfing, gardening, bagpipe music and bird watching especially Hummingbirds. She also loved to knitting, crocheting and traveling over many areas of the world.

Audrey had a loving and generous heart and was always giving to others. She raised her four children and was involved in their lives and her grandchildren's lives. Audrey's love of family was everything.

Along with her husband, Audrey is survived by two sons, Robert Godwin and his wife, Nancy of Portland and David Godwin of East Hampton; a daughter, Sharon Godwin Purzycki and her husband, Todd of Portland; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Godwin of East Hampton; nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and three very close friends, Josephine Collomore, Stasia D'Aquila and Bill Schneck.

Besides her parents, her son, Norman S. Godwin, predeceased her.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 7 at 10:00 am at Trinity Episcopal Church. Burial will follow in Swedish Cemetery in Portland.

Family and friends may call on Thursday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church Street, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, donations in Audrey's memory may be made to Middlesex Hospital Hospice & Palliative Care, 28 Crescent Street, Middletown, CT 06457 or Trinity Episcopal Church, 345 Main Street, Portland, CT 06480. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit

Funeral Home:
Doolittle Funeral Home
14 Old Church St.
Middletown, CT 06457

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Doolittle Funeral Home

14 Old Church Street
Middletown, CT 06457





10:00 AM
Trinity Episcopal Church

345 Main Street
Portland, CT 06480





Swedish Cemetery

Corner of High Street & Williams Street
Portland, CT 06480


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