Miss Isabelle Sofia Godek, 95, formerly of 24 Profile St. Lanesboro, died Friday morning at Hillcrest Commons in Pittsfield. She was born in Adams on January 15, 1909, a daughter of the late Frank and Zofia (Owczarski) Godek, and graduated from the former Adams High School in 1927. She graduated from the former Henry W. Bishop School of Nursing in Pittsfield in 1934. She received her Bachelor of Nursing degree from Fordham University in New York, and then received her Master of Science in Nursing from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. , and received a certificate from the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology in New York City after completing a five-year course of study there. Miss Godek first taught Nursing at St. John's University on Long Island, New York. She then became assistant director of psychiatric nursing at St. Vincent's Hospital of Harrison, New York, and next became director of Psychiatric Nursing at St. Peter's Hospital in Troy, New York, where she worked until her retirement 30 years ago. She taught part-time at several nursing schools for several years following her retirement. She was a communicant of Holy Family Church in Pittsfield. In her youth, she was a communicant of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Adams, where she was a member of St. Cecelia's Choir there. She is survived by a sister in law - Elizabeth Godek, of Adams; 3 Nieces - Dorothy Kelly of New Ashford, MA; Patricia Pieropan of Sunland, California, and Barbara Thurberg of Guilford, CT; 3 Nephews - Richard Godek of Scottsdale, AZ; Edward Godek of Melbourne, Australia; and Gerald Godek of North Adams; and several grandnieces & grandnephews. She was predeceased by 3 brothers - Frank Godek, Waldemar Godek and A. Edward Godek, and a sister, Mary Godek. The funeral will be held on Monday, Nov. 15, at 10:30 AM from the Auge`-Paciorek-Simmons Funeral Home, 13 Hoosac St. Adams, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Adams, celebrated by Rev. Daniel J. Boyle, Pastor of the Parishes of St. Stanislaus Kostka and Notre Dame & St. Thomas Aquinas, Adams. Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery, Adams. Calling hours are Monday from 9:00 to 10:30 AM at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to St. Stanislaus Church or to the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington, D.C. through the funeral home.
Miss Isabelle Sofia Godek, 95, formerly of 24 Profile St. Lanesboro, died Friday morning at Hillcrest Commons in Pittsfield. She was born in Adams on January 15, 1909, a daughter of the late Frank and Zofia (Owczarski) Godek, and graduated... View Obituary & Service Information
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