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Barbara Marie Godfrey

Barbara Marie Godfrey, age 80, of Kennett Square, PA and formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at home on September 16, 2021.

Barbara was born and raised in Wilmington, DE to William and Concetta Tulowitzki and was a graduate of Wilmington High School. She worked for Diamond State Telephone Company before taking a position as an Executive Secretary at J.P. Morgan Chase, where she continued to work until her retirement.

She enjoyed bowling with friends and co-workers, crabbing down state, cheering college football, and always looked forward to celebrating life’s finest moments with a good bottle of champagne.

Barbara is the beloved wife of Gerald C. Godfrey, Sr. of 55 years; loving mother of Dr. Gerald C. Godfrey, wife, Catherine; Tracy L. Buchan, husband, Chris; and devoted grandmother of Christopher Andrew Jr. and Connor Godfrey Buchan. One of nine siblings Barbara is survived by her twin sister Beatrice Chrisman, sister Florence D’Amico and brother George Tulowitzki.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 11:00 am -12:00 pm at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 901 N. DuPont Street, Wilmington, DE 19805. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 12pm. Burial will follow at Lower Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, DE.

Memorial contributions can be mailed in Barbara’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

 

Funeral Services

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 11:00 am -12:00 pm at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 901 N. DuPont Street, Wilmington, DE 19805. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 12pm. Burial will follow at Lower Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, DE.

Condolences

    Joanne Clementoni writes,
    My prayers and condolences go out to the Godfrey and Tulowitzki families. Barbara is now in God's care and comfort. I know Gerald is missing his best friend and lifetime partner and I hope that the fond memories they developed together will bring him comfort in the years to come. It is wonderful that Barbara had the joy of being a loving and caring grandmother to her two grandchildren CJ and Connor and I know they will miss her a great deal. My prayers to the families. Joanne Clementoni
    09/19/2021 05:16 pm
    Charles E Wahl lit a candle and writes,
    Gerald and Family, So very sorry about your loss. She was lovely lady and always full of spirt. God Bless Her... Chuck E. Wahl
    09/20/2021 01:19 pm
    Thomas & Tamara Stalun lit a candle and writes,
    Aunt Barb was as sharp a dresser as she was in wit. She would tell you like it is! Aunt Barb would always light up any room she walked into. We always enjoyed seeing her during trips home to DE/PA. We will miss her more than we can say. Tammy & Tom
    09/20/2021 01:24 pm
    BILL GODFREY writes,
    BARBARA I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR BEING A " PERFECT SISTER IN LAW" . YOUR ENERGY,WORK ETHIC,WISDOM, LOVE OF FAMILY WAS SECOND TO NONE. IF I LOOK INTO A DICTIONARY I WOULD SEE YOUR PICTURE NEXT TO THE " ULTIMATE MOTHER BEAR" I WAS PROUD TO CALL YOU MY "BELOVED SISTER IN LAW" REST IN PEACE
    09/20/2021 05:01 pm
    Barbara Godfrey writes,
    Dear Gerald, Dr. G, Cathy, Tracy, Chris, CJ and Connor, I send my deepest condolences for your loss of your Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Mother-In-Law. Also as my Sister-In-Law she will be missed and always remembered for her intellect, love and devotion for her family and classy appearance! GOD BLESS you ALL and REST IN PEASE “Barbara “. Aunt Barbara
    09/21/2021 11:03 am
    Donnarich2635@comcast.net lit a candle and writes,
    Dear Uncle Gerry, Cousin Gerry, Tracy,and family, My sincerest sympathies for the loss of Aunt Barbara, she was very proud of the family that she and Uncle Gerry created. Gerry and Tracy, she was also proud of the people that you have grown into and I know she loved the grandchildren. Hold onto all the great memories and continue to share your stories of her so that will live on. Sincerely, Donna & Erica Rich
    09/21/2021 05:45 pm
    Cheryl Corey lit a candle and writes,
    Dear Jerry, Cathy and the entire Godfrey family we are sorry to hear about your loss. We hope the wonderful Memories of Barbara will warm your heart at this difficult time. We send our thoughts and prayers your way. ❤️Take care Glenn, Cheryl,Emily and Hannah
    09/21/2021 07:11 pm
    Carini family writes,
    To the Godfrey and Tulowitzki families, we are deeply saddened to hear of Barbara’s passing. I know you have so many loving memories together and we send our deepest condolences as you grieve your loss. May it be of some comfort to you all to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. In sympathy and Love, Dominic, Carol, Jason and Carolanne
    09/21/2021 07:54 pm
    GEORGE GODFREY JR. writes,
    WHEN BARBARA ENTERED A ROOM SHE BROUGHT MUCH ENERGY WITH HER. SHE HAD MANY OPINIONS , AND WOULD DEBATE YOU ON MANY ISSUES. SHE WAS A EXCELLENT WIFE , MOTHER, AND GRANDMOTHER. SHE WILL BE MISSED, BUT HER IDEAS WILL STAY WITH HER FAMILY, AND HELP THEM IN THEIR LIFE AS THEY MOVE FORWARD.
    09/22/2021 09:01 am
    Sandy Shaw Sneeringer writes,
    So sorry for your loss. When I saw Barbara’s passing I was saddened.. she always was kind and caring and sweet to our family! She was a real shining star in our family! God bless! 🌟🌟🌟
    10/11/2021 03:29 pm

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