North Andover — William T. Godden, 73, of North Andover, died on Friday at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
William was born in Boston on August 24,1940, to the late Harry M. and Ruth Cogswell Titus Godden.
He was a graduate of Wellesley High School and received his associate degree in business management from Merrimack College.
William was employed as a supervisor in leak detection with Bay State Gas until his retirement.
He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying boat racing, motorcycling, and piloting small planes. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting, and had a love for animals.
William is survived by his wife, Patricia (Daly)Godden of North Andover; his three sisters, Judith C. Godden of North Andover, Susan T. Astle of Wolfeboro, N.H., and Louise F. Barwell and her husband, James, of Atkinson, N.H.; his brother-in-law, James W.Daly of North Andover; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Margaret and Carl Roth of Cicero, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews; and grandnieces and grandnephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral service will be offered on Wednesday, at 1 p.m., at the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover. Burial will follow in Ridgewood Cemetery, North Andover.
Family and friends may call on Wednesday, from 12 to 1 p.m., prior to the service at the funeral home.
For directions, or to offer online condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.