Godi, Loretta Marie, Saginaw, Michigan

Ivan J. Roggen, M.D.

Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away Monday, December 27, 2010 at the Cartwright Hospice Residence. Age 94 years. Daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Grzenkowski) Brzeczkiewicz, Loretta was born September 17, 1916 in Saginaw, Michigan. She was married to Jerome J. Godi on November 23, 1939. He predeceased her September 13, 1978. Loretta was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church, its Altar Society, League of Catholic Women and First President of the Knights of Columbus Council #593 Ladies Auxiliary. She was a volunteer at Covenant HealthCare Cooper Campus for 26 years and enjoyed crafts and sports. Surviving are four sons, one daughter and their spouses, Robert and Barbara Godi, Reese; Frank and Diane Godi, Birch Run; Mark and Janet Godi, Bridgeport; Paul and Ellen Godi, Atlanta, Michigan; Suzanne and Richard Price, St. Charles; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; brother, Anthony and Rita Brink, Lansing; a sister-in-law, Dolores Brzeczkiewicz, Saginaw; many nieces and nephews. Loretta was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers, Sister Theodore Mary, Grand Rapids Dominicans, Antoinette Reising, Edward Brink, David Brzeczkiewicz and Eugene Brzeczkiewicz. Funeral Liturgy will take place at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 30, 2010 at St. Christopher Catholic Church, 3926 Williamson, Bridgeport, Michigan. Rev. Fr. Richard Jozwiak will officiate with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday at St. Christopher Catholic Church from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Christopher Catholic Church, Abortion Alternatives, charity of your choice or Marywood Health Center, 111 Lakeside Drive N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3894. www.snowfuneralhome.net