Home: Elmira, NY
Date of Death: January 25, 2013
Place of Birth: Elmira, NY
Birthdate: December 4, 1934
Mass: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 11:00 AM Our Lady Of Lourdes, Elmira, NY
Visitation: Monday, January 28, 2013 6-8 PM at Lynch Funeral Home Inc, Horseheads, NY
Interment: St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY
GODWIN Frances A. Age 78 of Elmira, NY passed away on Friday January 25, 2013. Frances was born on December 4, 1934 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late James and Catherine McGarvey Holleran. She was a Teacher's Aide for the Elmira School District. Frances was pre-deceased by her loving husband John P. Godwin on February 19, 1997 and by her brother Jim Holleran. Mrs. Godwin was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Elmira , NY. She loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them . Frances is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: John & Sonia Godwin of Syracuse, NY and David & Anne Godwin of Reading, MA; daughters and son-in-law : Polly Emmons of Binghamton, NY , Susan & Alvina Godwin of Chicago , Illinois and Ann and Dan Costello of Raleigh, NC ; grandchildren : Ryan , Dylan , Laura , Grace , John , and Luke ; sisters : Mary Kelley of Oneonta , NY and Cecelia Jackman of Syracuse , NY ; several nieces , nephews , cousins , and a host of caring friends . The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to her special friend Ann Adams who helped care for Frances after her husband's death . Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS ,NY on Monday January 28 , 2013 from 6-8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday January 29 , 2013 at 11 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Elmira , NY by the Rev. Scott Kubinski. Mrs. Godwin will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband John in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in Elmira , NY.