1935 – 2019
N. Grosvenordale – Barbara A. (Godzik) Langelier, 84, of Floral Ave., passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Matulaitis Nursing Home. Born in Webster, MA she was the daughter of the late Louis J. Godzik, Sr. and Irene (Beaulac) Godzik. She was the loving wife of her first husband, the late Donald E. Morin, and her second husband, the late Joseph C. Langelier of 54 years.
Mrs. Langelier worked for the Thompson School System for 35 years as the business secretary managing the fiscal department. In addition, she served as secretary to the Thompson Board of Education for a vast portion of her tenure. She served two terms as 2nd Selectwoman for the Town of Thompson. She was a lifelong resident of North Grosvenordale who served as a Justice of the Peace for many, many years. She was also a lifelong communicant of St. Joseph Church, serving as lector for many years. Barbara spent her retirement winters in Sarasota, FL where she was on many Tri Par Estate committees in addition to being elected to Tri Par Estate’s Board of Trustees representing the community to Sarasota County.
Barbara especially enjoyed spending time with and enjoying the company of her family. In addition, she enjoyed numerous summers at the School House Pond Cottage making her delicious “clam chowda,” following all New England sports teams, NASCAR (especially Jeff Gordon,) spending time at the Sarasota area beaches, playing bingo, arts and crafts, knitting and watching the Seinfeld sitcom. She loved to dance, especially her favorite, Polka dancing.
A special thank you to Matulaitis Rehabilitation and Skilled Care, especially the staff of D-wing for their professional, caring and compassionate treatment of our beloved mother for the past 2 and ½ years.
Barbara is survived by her sons, Donald A. Morin and his wife Kathy of Port St. Lucie, FL, and John J. Langelier and his girlfriend Melissa of N. Grosvenordale, her daughter, Jennifer I. Langelier of N. Grosvenordale; her grandchildren, Christopher Morin, Michael Morin, and Kyle Morin; and countless other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her brother, Louis Godzik, Jr.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Barbara’s family from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 16, 2019 in the Valade Funeral Home and Crematory, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers you may donate in Barbara’s name to Matulaitis Rehabilitation and Skilled Care, 10 Thurber Rd., Putnam, CT 06260 (Matulaitis is a “not for profit” facility) or the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.