Waterville ~ Margaret Lydia Godfrey, 86, formerly of Winthrop, died September 28, 2015 at Sunset Home of Waterville.\r\r\n\r\r\nMargaret was born July 21, 1929 in Medford, Massachusetts, the daughter of Alfred and Martha Margrethe (Holtze) Kargaard. She grew up in Lexington, Mass and she graduated from Lexington High School in 1947. She also attended the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass.\r\r\n\r\r\nOn December 29, 1951 she married Richard “Dick” Godfrey at the Hancock Congregational Church in Lexington. In 1954, Dick and Margaret moved to Burlington, Mass and, in 1964, they moved their young family to Winthrop, Maine where they resided until Dick’s death in 2012.\r\r\n\r\r\nMargaret was a talented musician and played the organ and directed the choir in many area churches. For 30 years from 1973 to 2003, she played every Sunday at South Parish Congregational Church in Augusta. She also taught organ and piano lessons, at one point teaching as many as 64 students each week.\r\r\n\r\r\nMargaret enjoyed going to their family camp on Maranacook Lake in Winthrop, camping in their camper, and traveling with family. She was also a wonderful seamstress and crocheted many well-loved afghans and “footsies.”\r\r\n\r\r\nMargaret was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Richard “Dick” Godfrey, on September 3, 2012.\r\r\n\r\r\nMargaret leaves three daughters, Lynne Burney and husband Bill of Augusta, Carol and Jill Godfrey, both of Waterville; two granddaughters, Blaire Burney of Washington, D.C. and Morgan Greenwood of Waterville; and several nieces and nephews.\r\r\n\r\r\nThe family wishes to thank all those who took care of Margaret, especially the wonderful staff at Sunset Home of Waterville and MaineGeneral Hospice.\r\r\n\r\r\nRelatives and friends are invited to visit from 12:30 -2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2015 in the Marge Grover Meeting Room at the South Parish Congregational Church, 9 Church Street, Augusta, immediately followed by a service in the church sanctuary at 2:00 p.m. During the closing hymn, choir members present and past are invited to the choir loft to join in singing Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus at the conclusion of the service.\r\r\n\r\r\nIn lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations in Margaret’s memory to the South Parish Congregational Church Music Program, 9 Church Street, Augusta, ME 04330, or to MaineGeneral Hospice, 10 Water Street, Suite 307, Waterville ME 04901.\r\r\n\r\r\nArrangements are in the care of Roberts Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 62 Bowdoin St.,Winthrop, where memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at www.khrfuneralhomes.com\r\r\n\r\r\nA beautiful life came to its earthly end, and heaven’s choir gained an angel with extraordinary talent, strength and courage. Rest in peace, Mom. We know that choir is going to be even better with you there.