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Benjamin H. Godzieba

26 October, 19331 December, 2020

Benjamin Henry Godzieba, 87 years old, passed away on December 1, 2020 to be with the Lord. He was a generous good-hearted man who was always willing to help those around him. His favorite pastimes were fishing, playing cards and scratching off lottery tickets. Benjamin had many jobs along the way including working on the Port Jefferson Ferry, Bennett Bottle Gas Company and the Suffolk County Water Authority. He was honorably discharged from the Army after serving stateside during the Korean War. Ben was a member of the American Legion, Loyal Order of the Moose and the Polish American Independent Club. He was pre-deceased by his wife, Dorothy, whom he was happily married to for 56 years. He is survived by his daughter, Diana Davies and her husband Steven Davies; his daughter Shirley Clark and her husband Robert Clark; two grandchildren, Samuel Mordente and Katrina Clark and a great-grandson, Preston.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, 7 December , 2020

  • Polish American Club Service

    Monday, 7 December , 2020

  • Loyal Order of the Moose Service

    Monday, 7 December , 2020

  • American Legion Service

    Monday, 7 December , 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, 8 December , 2020

  • Committal Service & Interment

    Tuesday, 8 December , 2020

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Helen Godzieba

6 December 2020

Benjamin Godzieba wasn’t just my Uncle, he was my Great Uncle. What made him so great you may ask, well he was my grandfather’s brother. My grandfather passed away just a few months after I was born. I never got a chance to know him, to have him in my life; however, I had his amazing brother to look after me. He was always there no matter what. Rides to school, with a tool that was perfect to fix whatever was broken around the house, a kind word on a bad day, a funny joke to make me smile or just an ear to listen with no judgement. He taught me to fish, to garden and to not be afraid to be me. He taught me to be caring and honest and instilled in me a deep love of ice cream, which of course wasn’t hard, all the Carvel trips will be cherished. Laughing over who got the best flavor. Priceless. His humor was honest and pure, a green rabbit on April fools day had me running from window to window as his voice through the phone assured me it was there, man did he get me good at the age of 7. I remember all the Saturdays when I was young, Uncle Benny would bring over bagels and coffee, us filling him in on everything that happened that week. They eventually stopped as life took over and time gets away from us, but that didn’t stop us from getting together. The tides changed and I was taking care of him. Bringing him breakfast, buying his weekly groceries, cooking dinners, helping with household tasks and just being there for him. I will miss our weekly salmon nights which I learned to make just for him. A recipe I will teach my kids someday as I tell them all about a man that helped make me into who I am today and who will never be forgotten. I will cherish all the momeries we made together and he will always be foremost in my mind and live on in my heart. I Love You My Great Uncle Benny Now and Always.
Helen Godzieba

Helene Godzieba

6 December 2020

Uncle Benny was an amazing man. He was more than just my Uncle. He was someone I could always talk to. He listened. He was my friend. I have so many great memories because of him that go back for many years: always being there for my daughter Helen, fishing together, pizza nights, watching movies and the news, the fresh scent of cut grass after he mowed my lawn, just hanging out together and so much more. All my memories are priceless and I will treasure them forever. Thank you for everything Uncle Benny. I love you and will miss you more than words can ever express.
Helene Godzieba

Samuel Mordente

3 December 2020

I honestly don't know where to start, my Grandfather was more than just a friend, father and role model, he was a cornerstone in my life. I remember the times he would take me clamming as a child and him rowing us out to a good spot then having to pull me out of the mud because I got stuck. I remember the times of us racing in the back yard and throwing the baseball. I remember the times of picking and eating blueberries right from the bush and tomatoes and other vegetables right off the vine in their gardens .The Old man and Grandma had a green thumb. I remember him and grandma dancing the polka at the Polish Hall, and him coming home from work, as he would play the accordian for Grandma and we would all dance. I will miss every moment without him it's hard to think he's no longer here, but he will forever be my conscience. I am happy that he and Grandma and "Kiwi" are together again, he will be missed so very much. I will always keep his memories alive for his great grandson Preston.

Albert Droscoski

2 December 2020

Sincere condolences to Benny's family from the Droscoski family. Great memories of Benny from the many years we have known him. He will be missed , I really enjoyed the card games at the Polish Hall and the laughs from his stories about his time working for the Water Authority, shucking clams with Forry Carter at the Polish Hall clam bake and so many more.........an all around great guy!
You will be missed Benny, rest in peace in Heaven.

Don & Carol Rieb

2 December 2020

Carol and I have wonderful memories of Ben , (Carol’ s Uncle Ben! ) We were fortunate to speak to Ben last Tuesday. Ben and I spoke about fishing , In the the 60s & 70s Ben and I spent a lot of time fishing for blue fish , stripers and black fish in the Sound. Ben was a gentle person who possessed a good heart with a sense of humor, who loved his family. His moving on is a loss not only to his family, but to all of us who had the privilege of knowing him. Don & Carol.

Barbara Mann

2 December 2020

Shirley and family,
I send my condolences to you and your family. Prayers he is at peace and you will see him again.
Barbara Mann

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