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Mabel "Tootie" Maino

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Mabel “Tootie” (Godfrey) Maino, 83, of Nutmeg Lane, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at the North Adams Regional Hospital.

She was born in Williamstown Sept. 9, 1921, a daughter of the late Frank M. Godfrey and Florence E. (Lee) Godfrey. She attended schools in Williamstown and graduated from the former Williamstown High School with the class of 1939.

She was a devoted homemaker and mother and seamstress. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and caring for her family. She was a longtime communicant of St. Patrick and Raphael Parish in Williamstown, where she was a member of the former ladies’ guild at St. Patrick’s Church. She had a great appreciation and love of music, which she instilled in her children. She was an accomplished pianist.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Arthur J. Maino, whom she married Nov. 16, 1940 in St. Patrick’s Church; a son, David Maino and his wife Terri, of Elk Grove, Calif.; two daughters, Jean Taylor and her husband Alan, of Pownal, Vt. and Linda Sweeney and her husband Charles, of North Adams; nine grandchildren, Steven Taylor, Pamela Taylor-Paris, Lori Congdon, Robin Moor, Kelly Regis, Julie DeMarsico, April Gaskins, Anthony Sweeney and Michelle Masse; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was predeceased by three sisters and three brothers, Laura Godfrey, Tressa Ray, Mae Weyers, George Godfrey, Archie Godfrey and Robert Godfrey.

A liturgy of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church in Williamstown, with the Rev. Joseph Devlin as the celebrant. Burial will take place at a later date in the Maino family plot in Eastlawn Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

Memorial donations are suggested for the St. Patrick’s Church food pantry, through the Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapels, 521 West Main St., North Adams.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 19, 2005
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