OLD TOWN – Anny E. Godin, 82, dear mother and grandmother, died peacefully Dec. 10, 2010, at Maine Veterans Home, Bangor. She was born Nov. 6, 1928, in Wiesbaden, Germany, daughter of Emil and Johanna (Mitter) Albrecht. Anny was a war bride, having met her husband Joe during his deployment in the U.S. Air Force to Germany during World War II. She returned with him to the U.S. and was in such awe of all the amenities available, going to night school to learn English and becoming a legal U.S. citizen. Anny enjoyed all the travels associated with being married to a serviceman and looked forward to each move as a new adventure. She enjoyed camping, sports, baking sugar cookies and fruitcakes, knitting mittens, afghans and clothing, crafts and family celebrations. Her family and friends gave her a very fulfilling life and she appreciated all those who loved and cared for her. She is survived by three children, Therese Godin, Dianne Everett and her husband, Tom, and Tommy Godin; four grandchildren, Stacey, Donny, Jeremy and Josh; Josh’s mom, Michelle; No. 3 daughter, Debbie; sisters-in-law, Doris and Bernice; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph; her parents; and brother, Max. The family extends a heartfelt thank-you to the wonderful staff of B-unit at Maine Veterans Home, Bangor, for their wonderful care and compassion shown to Anny during the last 19 months. A memorial service will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town. Spring burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Maine Chapter, 170 U.S. Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105, 1-207-772-0115 or online at www.alz.org/maine. Condolences may be left at www.birminghamfuneralhome.com. <>
ANNY E. (ALBRECHT) GODIN
Posted Dec. 12, 2010, at 8:06 p.m.