Pat Godfrey, 89

Elementary school teacher

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Rosemary "Pat" Cartier Godfrey, 89, of Oak Park, formerly of Homewood, died on July 7, 2017. Born on Aug. 24, 1927, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater and taught for 38 years in the public schools, principally first and second grade in Chicago's south suburbs.  

Pat was the wife of the late Richard L. Godfrey; the mother of Richard C. (Alice) Godfrey; the grandmother of John C. (Orly) Godfrey and Polly W. Godfrey, M.D.; sister of the late Margaret (the late Jack) Derthick and Betty Jane Cartier; aunt of Peter (Cindy) Godfrey, Ann McLaughlin O'Connor and many other nieces and nephews; and great-aunt to Megan Godfrey and Andrew (Samantha) Godfrey.  

Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 15 at 1:15 p.m. until the time of service, 2 p.m., at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St. in Oak Park, followed by private interment at Hillside Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates donations to the Driftless Area Land Conservancy, 206 S. Iowa St. in Dodgeville, Wisconsin 53533.

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