Jean C. Godlewski Was Innkeeper in Falmouth
Jean C. Godlewski of Venice, Fla., died on June 21. She was 80 years old. She had moved to Venice from Falmouth in 2001 to be close to her daughter, Mary.
Jean was born in Duluth, Minn., on Jan.19, 1923. She was married on June 6, 1943 to Edward E. Godlewski, who was in the Coast Guard. They lived in many places due to his service and Jean had a lifelong love of lighthouses after living at several from the coast of California to the Great Lakes. Together they had six children.
Jean will be best remembered as the proprietress and owner of Oceanside Guesthouse in Falmouth Heights, which she ran from 1965 until she sold it in 1995. She loved meeting people who came to stay there and made friends of her guests, many of whom remained friends for life.
Jean was predeceased by her husband, Ed, and two sons, John and William.
She is survived by her brothers, Don and William Ringsred of Minneapolis, Minn.; her sister, Katherine O'Hara of Duluth, Minn., and several nieces and nephews.
She is also survived by her daughters, Mary Godlewski of Venice, Fla., Ann Chalifoux of Vineyard Haven and Roberta Koffman of Brookline, and her son, James Godlewski of St. Thomas, USVI, as well as six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial mass and graveside service will take place in Falmouth at a date to be announced later in July.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean's name to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 220 Wexford Blvd., Venice, FL 34293.