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Nancy J. (Pimentel) Godbee, wife of Bobby D. Godbee of High Street, Ipswich, died Monday, March 6, 2017, in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers following her long illness.
Born in Chicopee on January 25, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Anthony F. and Olive I. (Bridges) Pimentel. She was raised in Chicopee, where she attended and graduated from Chicopee public Schools. Nancy married Bobby D. Godbee on November 17, 1956, and they made their home in Chicopee, later moving to Beverly Farms and Peabody, prior to settling in Ipswich.
Nancy was a member of Ascension Memorial Church, where she sang in the choir, was a member of the Altar Guild, was a Lay Eucharistic Minister and served as Clerk of the Vestry for several years. She enjoyed playing the organ and was a guest organist at many churches on the North Shore and the greater Boston area. She was a member of the American Guild of Organists. After completing several courses at Montserrat College of Art, she developed a love for landscape painting and spent much time in the great outdoors finding subjects to paint. She worked for a number of years at CBS Electronics in Danvers as Executive Secretary to the Vice President and later served as Associate Administrator of Cable Hospital in Ipswich.
In addition to her husband, Bobby of 60 years, she is survived by a brother, Rev. Merle "Skip" Pimentel and his wife, Barbara of Ipswich; her brother-in-law, Sydney Floyd of Chicopee; nieces, Deborah (Pimentel) Bassett of Ipswich, Susan Pimentel of Dedham, Rachel (Floyd) Fox of Windsor, Conn., and Nancy (Floyd) King of Chicopee; and nephew, Philip Floyd of Oakfield, N.Y. She was the sister of the late Carol (Pimentel) Floyd formerly of Chicopee.
A memorial service will be held in the Ascension Memorial Church, 31 County Street, Ipswich at a date to be announced. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Kaplan Family Hospice House, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. To send a condolence to her family, please visit www.whittier-porter.com.
Published on  March 25, 2017
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