AUBURN — Wilfred (Will) Philip Godin, 88, of Auburn, passed away April 25, at the Hospice House.
He was born in Auburn, May 14, 1921, to Albert and Aurore (Levesque) Godin. He graduated from Edward Little High School, Class of 1938. In November 1942, he enlisted in the Army and joined the 10th Armored Division in the European Theater of World War II. He became a tank commander, achieving the rank of sergeant, in the Tiger Division and fought in France, Belgium and Germany. He was discharged in January 1946, proud of his service to his country. He met Mary Patricia Walmsley on Valentine’s Day that same year. He and Mary were married on Nov. 8, 1947. They celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary this past November.
He was a congregant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Auburn. He joined Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. in 1954, and was an agent for 20 years. After retiring in 1984, he and Mary served as house parents at Opportunity Farm for Boys in New Gloucester for four years.
He loved sports, and played tennis and golf. He also followed his favorite teams, the Patriots and the Red Sox. He was an avid reader and loved good fiction. One of his other favorite activities was taking rides along the coast of Maine sampling great seafood. He loved all card games, was a skilled bridge player and looked forward to solving the daily crossword puzzle with Mary.
He (gramp) especially enjoyed visits with his daughter and son-in-law and grandchildren and will be sorely missed by his loving family.
He leaves his beloved wife, Mary; one daughter, Kathleen Silverman and husband, Harvey, of Falmouth; two grandchildren, Jessica Silverman of New York City, and Joshua Silverman of Falmouth; two sisters, Emily Blanchette of Auburn and Theresa Charnaillard and husband, Jean Claude, of Lewiston; one brother, Richard Godin and wife, Connie, of Lewiston; and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the caring staff at Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for their exceptional care.