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Ronald W. GodfreyAugust 26, 1937 ~ March 24, 2017 (age 79)
Ronald W. Godfrey, 79, passed away on Friday March 24, 2017 at Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, NJ on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m., Reverend Peter Wilkinson officiating. Interment will follow at Arlington Cemetery, Kearny.
Mr. Godfrey was born in Jersey City, NJ and was a lifelong resident of North Arlington, NJ.
He was employed as a Porter at United Parcel Service in Secaucus, NJ and Newark, NJ for 29 years.
Ron was a volunteer at the North Arlington Fire Department, Hose Company 1, for 30 years. He also performed with the Hawthorne Caballeros Drum and Bugle Competing Corps for 4 years and also competed with their Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps for 10 years.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy (nee Pettit); two sons, David Godfrey and his fiancé Kathleen Herity and Craig Godfrey; one sister Marilyn Gregoire and her husband Eugene. He was also the uncle of Eugene E. Gergoire, Jr. (Deborah) and Christine Y. Thiel and the great-uncle of Ashley and Rachel Gregoire.