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Joseph Burr Godfrey, Jr
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Birth: Dec. 27, 1922
Southport
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Feb. 11, 1972
Bridgeport
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA

He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a corporal in the infantry and receiving a Purple Heart during the European Campaign.

2 articles that were in the newspaper along with a picture/ my mom only had the article
Official news from Washington to Mrs. Viola Godfrey, of 909 Kings Highway, stated that her son, PVT Joseph B Godfrey, Jr., was slightly wounded in action in France, Aug 15, and assured her that progress reports would be forwarded as soon as received. Joe is a graduate of Pequot School and had been employed by the Aluminum Company, Bridgeport.

PFC Joseph B. Godfrey, son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Godfrey, Southport, wounded in action last August has been reported missing since Jan. 21 in France. In unform since September 1943, overseas since March 1944, he was employed by the U.S. Aluminum company pior to entering service.

He was a well known ballplayer for various local teams, most notably as a pitcher for the Raybestos Cardinals when they won the national championship in the 1940s. He also pitched for the Kroziers Red Mills, Ganches, and Camuy, softballs teams and had played on each of their championship teams.

Obituary:

Joseph B Godrey, 49, of 39 Austin Street, a foreman for the Pierce Manufacturing Company and well know local ballplayer, died Friday in Bridgeport Hospital.
Services will take place Monday at 11 a.m. in the Charles W. Dougielo and Sons Funeral Home, 798 Park Avenue, with Rev. Francis Pranckus, officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery.
Born in Southport, Mr. Godfrey was a resident of Bridgeport 28 years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a corporal in the infantry and receiving a Purple Heart during the European Campaign.
He was a well known ballplayer for various local teams, most notably as a pitcher for the Raybestos Cardinals when they won the national championship in the 1940s. He also pitched for the Kroziers Red Mills, Ganches, and Camuy, softballs teams and had played on each of their championship teams.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Amelia Bylinski Godfrey; a son Joseph B Godfrey III of Bridgeport; three daughters, Misses Barbara, Patricia, and Deborah Godfrey, all of Bridgeport; two brothers John and Michael Godfrey, both of Newtown; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Mills of Stratford; Mrs. Josephine Beers of New York; Mrs. Elsie Pierron of Sandy Hook; Mrs. Antionette Beach of Bridgeport; and Mrs. Laura Fiore of Westport; and several nieces and nephews.

unknown newspaper as Mom only had the obituary
 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Burr Godfrey (1880 - 1959)
  Viola Mae Scott Godfrey (1894 - 1950)
 
 Spouse:
  Amelia Bylinski Godfrey (1925 - 1976)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ada Cora Godfrey (____ - 1920)*
  Mary E Godfrey Mills (1910 - 1978)*
  Elsie M Godfrey Pierron (1913 - 1986)*
  Josephine Burr Godfrey Beers (1918 - 2003)*
  Joseph Burr Godfrey (1922 - 1972)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Park Cemetery
Bridgeport
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: Debbie Smith
Record added: Sep 09, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21452031
Joseph Burr Godfrey, Jr
Added by: Debbie Smith
 
Joseph Burr Godfrey, Jr
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Added by: Jan Franco
 
 
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Thinking of you today
- Debbie Smith
 Added: Aug. 24, 2010
Miss you very much Uncle Buddy!!
- Debbie Smith
 Added: Sep. 9, 2007
 
 
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