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AGE: 74 • Cherry Hill
Marie Berger (nee: Tolon, Godwin), 74 years old. A loving and beautiful mother to Frank Godwin (Amy) of PA, Marie K. Godwin of OH, Bernadette Godwin of NJ and the late Roseanne Kehr of NJ. She passed away peacefully in her assisted living home in Cherry Hill, NJ on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. Marie grew up in Philadelphia and retired in Port Charlotte, FL. She traveled extensively and lived in many states and countries, but in her adult life Toms River, NJ was her primary home. She was truly ahead of her time. She was in local politics in the 60's and became a small business owner in the early 80's. Her business accomplishments include being the first female president of Toms River Kiwanis, and she was also the president and a founding member of the Ocean County Business Association.
Her passing was preceded by her first husband, Francis J. Godwin, 1993; her second husband, Victor Berger, 2008; and her daughter, Roseanne Kehr, 2012. She leaves behind 7 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and a large extended family and many friends new and old. Marie will be remembered by all for her big smile, creative spirit, strong will, determination and generosity.
Relatives and friends are invited to the visitation from 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 until the funeral service at 8 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home, Route 73 & Evesham Road, Marlton. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to curepsp.org to further the research of a little known disease that took Marie at too young an age.
Bradley Funeral Home
601 Rt. 73 South
Marlton, NJ 08053
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 9, 2013