2009-01-15 / Obituaries

Joseph A. Godena Jr., 70

Joseph A. Godena Jr., 70, of

Fischer Drive, died peacefully Thursday at South Kingstown

Nursing & Rehabilitation

Center. He was the beloved husband of Josephine A. (Sherman) Godena for 32 years.

Born in Newport, he was a son of the late Joseph A. and Theresa (Silvia) Godena.

Mr. Godena was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was a nuclear ship superintendent at Electric Boat in Groton, Conn. for 34 years before retiring.

He was an avid saltwater fisherman and enjoyed baseball cards. He was a foster parent for over 34 children. He was a communicant of St. Mark Church.

Besides his wife, he leaves three sons, Joseph A. Godena III of Florida, David Godena of Tennessee and Keith Godena of Jamestown; a daughter, Kara Godena of Westerly; a brother, James Godena and his wife Joanne of Jamestown; and nine grandchildren.

His funeral and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the North Kingstown Senior Center, P.O. Box 313, North Kingstown, RI 02852 or Odyssey Hospice, 100 Quaker Lane, Suite 2, Warwick, RI 02886.

For information and guestbook visit www.FaganQuinnFuneralHome. com.

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