Philip D. Godfrey, age 71

of Weymouth

Philip D. Godfrey, age 71

Philip D. Godfrey, age 71, a lifelong Weymouth resident, died peacefully, Sunday, September 19, 2021 at South Shore Hospital, in the comfort of his loving family.

Philip was born in Weymouth, to the late David M. and Cecilia (Coady) Godfrey. Raised and educated in Weymouth schools, Phil was a graduate of Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree, Class of 1968.

He was employed as a printer and worked in Boston for the Eagle Graphics Company for thirty-three years, retiring in 2004.

Phil enjoyed trips to Foxwoods and the Caribbean, fine steakhouses, and scratch tickets, which he loved to share. He was also an avid Boston sports fan. He made many memories during summers on Square Pond in Maine and most of all, he enjoyed sharing these times with dear family and friends.

Beloved husband for thirty-three years of the late Regina E. (Prewitt) Godfrey.

Devoted father of Peter R. Godfrey and his partner Kelly A. Lewis of Dorchester.

Dear brother of David K. Godfrey and his wife Lucia of Holliston.

Cherished life partner of Kathleen A. Smith.

Phil is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Thursday, September 23, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Divine Mercy Parish in Saint Mary’s Church, 95 Crescent Street, West Quincy, on Friday, September 24, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Phil’s memory may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047 or


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  • Rest in eternal peace dear cousin.

  • I only knew Phil through Kathleen, and how he gave her life new meaning. Kathleen is the most discerning person I know and therefore am sure he is now with the angels.

  • Such a great man.

  • Easygoing, affable, and unpretentious – that’s the cousin I will always remember. A gentle soul, Philip always seemed to have a warm smile in his eyes and a kind word at the ready. I can still picture him taking verbal jabs at deserving Boston pols and cracking jokes with his ever jocular dad, my uncle Dave. But mostly, I remember that whenever I was around Philip, he always seemed to extend an effortless and unspoken invitation for me to simply be myself – a rare and welcome trait in any man.

    Peter and Kelly, David and Lucia, Kathleen and others who loved Philip so much, I share in your great sadness and sorrow, and I join my heartfelt prayers with yours that the angels bear him swiftly home to the heaven he so deserves. Everlasting joy to you, Philip. Thank you for a life so well lived.

  • Dear phil, I’m going to miss you very much. I’m so happy we stayed friends all these years from working with you at Eagle Graphics. You were the best boss I ever had, we shared alot of laughs through the years. I wouldn’t be where I am if it weren’t for you, letting me pursue my career while I worked for you. Being your hairdresser for over 25 years gave me the chance to keep in touch, I’m gonna miss my scratch tickets and doing your hair, so many great memories. But most of all seeing you and your smile. Rest in peace phil 🙏🏽

  • Enjoyed our 25 years together at Eagle. We had many good times. RIP my good friend.

  • All our love to all of you. You will always be in our hearts and memories, Phillip. God bless you. We will meet again.