Florence Eleanor Godonis


F. Eleanor (Mawson) Godonis, 98, passed away on August 5, 2022, peacefully at Allegria at The Fountains, Atco, NJ. Born in 1924 to Florence & Earl Mawson, she was a graduate of Frankford High School in Philadelphia, PA.

She was the loving wife of Anthony S. Godonis who preceded her in death on July 31, 2007. Together, they resided most of their lives in Kirkwood (Voorhees), New Jersey. In later years they resided in Ocean City, New Jersey, Cape Coral and Fort Myers, Florida.

She was the mother of Anthony E (Helen), and Thomas G Godonis (Robin).

She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Mary Washer (Bryan), Anthony W Godonis (Melinda), Sean T Godonis (Shanna), Holly Moxhay (Matthew), and Amy Godonis, as well as 11 great-grandchildren: Tony, Will, Mikey, JT, Ben, Soli, Sander, Shelby, Kelly, Charlie, and Dylan, and her sister, Marjorie Priest. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Alice Blair and Elizabeth Salvatori and her brother, Thomas Mawson.

She loved camping, boating, travel, and supporting local organizations She was a Cub Scout Den mother for her sons, and supported them in their athletic activities throughout their youth. She hosted many a birthday celebration for them as well. She loved spending time at the beach in Ocean City, New Jersey where she along with her husband entertained countless friends and family. Everyone enjoyed her wonderful hospitality. She was a good cook and prepared countless memorable meals for her family and friends. She was also an accomplished seamstress and fashioned many a garment for her daughters-in-law and grandchildren.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She especially enjoyed having her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren around her. She had a long and fruitful life and will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace, dear Eleanor.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet the Godonis family on Saturday, September 24th at 11am at 16th Street in Ocean City, NJ for a few words of remembrance. Interment will take place immediately following at 12pm at Seaside Cemetery in Cape May County. All are invited to join the family for a luncheon at 1pm following the graveside service. For information regarding the luncheon please contact Tony Godonis at: (610)- 955-2624.