MARTHA LOUISE GODFREY MACDONALD
Martha Louise Godfrey MacDonald died May 26, 2010, at the age of 88.
She was the daughter of Homer C. Godfrey and Helen Lewis Godfrey, and a life-long resident of Fairfield and Westport. She was a graduate of the Fannie A. Smith School, Fairfield High School and Smith College.
She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Richard Howitt MacDonald, and by their son, Peter Lewis MacDonald.
She is survived by a son, Mark Godfrey MacDonald; daughter-in-law, Lynn MacDonald; three granddaughters and their husbands, Megan and Benjamin Kinney of Fairfield, Molly and Dean Pimenta of New York City, and Melanie and Jerry Ruggieri of Fairfield; and her one-month-old great-granddaughter, Grace Godfrey Kinney.
MacDonald was the chairman of the board of directors and the former president of the Homer C. Godfrey Company, the family masonry supply business in Bridgeport, where she worked for 54 years. She also served on the board of directors of Mason Supply Reserve Inc., of Middletown.
She was an active member of the Contemporary Club of Bridgeport, the Westport Woman's Club, Bridgeport Ladies Charitable Society and the Dartmouth Club of Eastern Fairfield County. Her past involvements included the Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County, the Burroughs Home Board and the Visiting Nurse Board. She enjoyed her needlework, the beach, bike riding, reading, her family and her many friends.
Calling hours will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, at Spear-Miller Funeral Home in Fairfield. A memorial service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 2, at Greenfield Hill Congregational Church; burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Westport Woman's Club, 44 Imperial Ave., Westport, CT 06880.