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Adeline L. Godinez

September 11, 1931 — February 12, 2023

Adeline Lolita Godinez (Salvador) of Upper Marlboro, MD, passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, February 12th, 2023. She was 91 years old, and spent 50 years happily married to the late Bonifacio “Barney” Alviola Godinez.

In addition to her beloved husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents — Bonifacio “Barney” Salvador Sr. and Lydia Rocha Salvador; as well as her brothers — Donald Salvador Sr., Bonifacio “Barney” Salvador Jr., and Gilbert Salvador.

She is survived by her sister — Vivian Camara of Huntington Beach, CA; her children — Janet Berry of Upper Marlboro, MD (Donald), Kathleen Streeter of Bowie, MD (Christopher), Daril Godinez of Mooresville, NC (Diane), and Lisa Godinez-Sullivan of Clinton, MD; her grandchildren — Collin Berry (Susan), Derrick Berry (Autumn), Danielle Godinez, Daril “DJ” Godinez Jr., Karra Johnson (David), Christian Streeter, Conrad “CJ” Sullivan Jr., and Braeden Sullivan; as well as her great-grandchildren — Carmen Berry, Roman Berry, Ayden Berry, Emma Berry, Mason Berry, Grayson Johnson, and Zoey Johnson.

Adeline — or “Rita” as she was called by her siblings — was born on September 11, 1931. In her earlier life, she attended Farrington High School in Honolulu, HI. During her high school years, her brother, Gilbert, introduced her to the love of her life, Barney. Following her graduation, they were married on August 30, 1952. They traveled the world together during Barney’s esteemed career in the United States Air Force. Adeline and Barney, along with their children, lived in many places including Hawaii, Japan, California, and Libya. The Godinez family finally settled in Maryland, after Barney’s final station assignment at Joint Base Andrews in Camp Springs, MD. Adeline spent many years devoting her time as a loving home-maker. Once her children were older, she enjoyed working outside of the home as a breakfast hostess at a hotel. She was well-liked by all of the staff and patrons that had the pleasure to meet her.

Adeline was affectionately called “Jo” or “Jo-Jo” by those closest to her - a nickname which was lovingly given by her husband Barney. Her physical beauty was only outshined by the immeasurable kindness of her heart. Her loves included the colors red and purple, dancing the hula, bowling, playing slots and bingo, the game show network — but most of all — she loved cooking to feed everyone around her. Undoubtedly, food was her love language. She was an exceptional cook, whose dishes truly nourished the body and soul. Her memorable smile illuminated every room she entered, and her warm spirit will be missed dearly by family and friends alike.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorial contributions be made as donations in memory of Adeline Godinez to any of the following:  the Alzheimer’s Association https://act.alz.org/ , the Dementia Society of America, the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) https://www.lbda.org/ , or the American Heart Association.

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