ALINE GISELE GODIN - BERKSHIRE - Aline Gisele Godin, 72, wife of F. Raymond Godin, passed away at her home on Friday morning, Aug. 17, 2012, with her devoted husband at her side. She was born Oct. 18, 1939, in Cowansville, Quebec, Canada, the only child of the late Henri and Annette (Forcier) Jacques. Aline came to Richford from Canada in 1945, and started her education at Richford Elementary School without being able to speak English. She later graduated from Richford High School in 1958. While in high school she worked for Brouillette's Dept. Store, and then after high school worked as a bookkeeper at Dussault's Cash Market and as a teller at Franklin County Bank in Richford. She devoted her life to raising her family and helping Raymond on the farm with the animals and the field work. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, cooking, and spending time with her children and grand- children. She especially loved to make Christmas boxes for her family and friends, which had their favorite goodies in them. She also spent many hours tracing her ancestors and working on the family genealogy. In her later years, she helped Raymond care for the All Saints Cemetery. Aline was a person of deep faith. She was a member of Our Lady of the Lourdes Catholic Church in East Berkshire, where she was the former treasurer of the Ladies of St. Ann Society. Aline and Raymond enjoyed spending time in Florida in the fall for many years, and traveling, seeing 45 of our 48 states. After they retired in 1999, they visited every town in Vermont, seeing the beauty of our state. They also visited many places in Quebec and Ontario. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, F. Raymond Godin of Berkshire. Aline and Raymond were married on April 23, 1960, in All Saints Catholic Church in Richford. She is also survived by her children and their families, Richard Godin and wife, Janice, of Berkshire, and their children, Nathan and wife, Brandi, of Lyndonville, Ashley and husband, Casey Demers, of Highgate, Erica of Middlebury, and Stephanie of Berkshire; Andre Godin and wife, Donna, of Milton; Roger Godin and wife, Kelley, of Turner, Maine, and their children, Randy and Carmin of Enosburg Falls, and Christian of Turner, Maine; and Louis Godin of Phoenix, Ariz.; brother-in-law, Lucien Godin of St. Albans; sisters-in-law, Claire Godbout of Richford, Jane Godbout of Roebuck, S.C., and Lorette Larose of Franklin; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, Aline was predeceased by a special cousin, Claude Jacques, whom Aline considered a brother; brother-in-law, Lawrence "Buddy" Godin; and sister-in-law, Rita Desnoyers. Aline's family wishes to thank Jenna from NOTCH and all of the dedicated staff of the Franklin County Home Health Agency that helped Aline during her illness, and Raymond's sister, Claire, who was always there to stay with Aline when asked. Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at 12 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, 152 Main St., Richford, with the Rev. Karl Hahr celebrating the Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery in Richford. Family and Friends will gather at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls, on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Private messages of condolence may be made to Aline's family online through www.spearsfuneralhome.com
. For those who wish, contributions in Aline's memory may be made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency - Hospice Program, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478.
Published by The Burlington Free Press on Aug. 18, 2012.