Marjorie E. Godbois, 94: Well-known and liked local waitress

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SOUTH PORTLAND – Marjorie Eunice Wood York Godbois, 94, died Jan. 7.

She was born on Christmas Day in 1921, one of nine children born to Lester Eldon and Leah Mae (Gould) Wood, and raised on a dairy farm in Danforth. Godbois graduated from Danforth High School in 1938.

After graduation, she moved to South Portland and lived with her sister in a cottage on Willard Beach, where she resided the rest of her life. Godbois worked as a nanny and at the Willard Square Post Office sub-station and married Raymond A. York in 1940.

Godbois was a well-known waitress at Lano’s Steak House for many years. She then worked at Uncle Andy’s bakery, where she was fondly called The Bakery Queen. Family members called her Queen Bee.

Ten years after the untimely death of her husband in 1964, she married Joseph Leon Godbois. She attended Stroudwater Christian Church in Portland.

Godbois was predeceased by her husbands; a daughter, Nancy E. Brown, and a grandson, Daniel P. Brown.

She is survived by a brother, Keith Wood, of Danforth; a daughter, Susan J. Janson, of Willard Beach; and a son, David N. York, of Buxton; three granddaughters, Marjorie Quelette, of Wisconsin, Noel Christy, of South Portland and April Anderson; three grandsons, Jeffrey Christy, of Florida, David R. York, of Scarborough and Timothy P. York, of New Hampshire; 15 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Services were held at Hobbs Funeral Home in South Portland, Jan. 16.