Katherine Godet Merrimac, MA Scenic Painter 1963

For the last 48 years that I have been alive, there has been this painting from  Katherine Godet of Merrimac, Ma in my home.  Does anyone know of her.  Even though she is from Merrimac, her painting of Acadia Schoodic Peninsula in Maine has always been a part of my life in Newburyport and recently Middlesex, NC where it currently hangs.  Does anyone in Maine know of this cove.  If so, I would love to see a current picture of it, to compare to this painting, dated 1963 by Katherine Godet.  Help me solve this mystery!



Katherine Godet
Katherine Godet
Katherine Godet Painter
Katherine Godet Painter
Katherine Godet Painter
Katherine Godet Painter


5 Responses to Katherine Godet Merrimac, MA Scenic Painter 1963

  1. After posting this I saw this on google. http://bangordailynews.com/2008/09/25/obituaries/richard-dick-w-godet-sr/

    Time to facebook the family. However I still need a pic of the cove! Thanks Shawn!

    Shawn G - Moderator March 11, 2015 at 1:18 am Reply
    Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:17 p.m.
    DENNYSVILLE – Richard “Dick” W. Godet Sr., 84, died Nov. 12, 2007, at Maine Veterans’ Home, Machias, after a brief illness. He was born April 17, 1923, in Exeter, N.H., the son of the late Ameede and Mary (Heinz) Godet. Dick served proudly in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific working as a machinist and toolmaker on the sub tenders and ships. Upon his discharge from the Navy, he started Godet Engineering, Merrimac, Mass., and later moved his business to Exeter, N.H. He taught machine tool processing as a professor at New Hampshire Vocational College from 1967 until his retirement. In 1987, Dick relocated from Peaks Island to Dennysville, where he established Clock Doc Machine. He was an inventor having perfected the hot glue gun that is used in the shoe industry, developed a gluing system used for envelopes; created a fish deboner; worked on a wind tunnel that was used to test aircrafts; and many other inventions. Dick was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, Exeter, N.H. He was a member of the American Legion of Peaks Island, as well as past president of Peaks Island Lions Club. He was a member of Dennys River Salmon Club. Dick attended St. John’s Catholic Church, Pembroke. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Shirley Wilder Godet; children, Anne Godet of Brick, N.J., Yvonne Sirois and husband, Clayton, of Steep Falls, and Richard Godet Jr. of Westbrook; stepson, David Wilder and wife, Debbie, of Dennysville; grandchildren, Michelle Fisk, Amanda Rand and Ashley, Katheryn and Emma Berry; stepgrandchildren, Jeff and Jennifer Wilder; great-grandchildren, Zoie Rand and Evalyn Fisk; great-stepgrandchildren, Sam-antha, Cassidy and Devon Wilder; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Katherine Godet, in 1986; three sisters and two brothers. Visiting hours will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Bragdon-Kelley-Campbell Funeral Home, Machias. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Pembroke, with the Rev. Eugene Gaffey, celebrant. Memorial contributions may be made to Maine Veterans’ Home Activity Fund, R.R. 1 Box 11V, Machias, ME 04654. http://www.bragdonkelley.com.

    Shawn G - Moderator March 11, 2015 at 1:19 am Reply
  3. Katherine A Godet was my mother. We lived in Merrimac, Ma and she took lessons from Paula Dow. She won many awards in Maine and Ma for her works. Sorry, I do not have a photo of this cove. My parents traveled up and down the coast of Maine and took many photos to paint. How did you get the painting?

    Yvonne Godet December 26, 2015 at 9:52 pm Reply
  4. Hello, Yvonne – Was your father a painter? We have an oil painting signed Godet that was done in 1960 in Exeter, NH, I believe. I always thought it was copied by a family member, but today I realized it was signed (differently from your Mother’s signature) by Godet, which sent me on a Google search.


    Anne Farrington July 4, 2017 at 9:32 am Reply
  5. My father was also a painter and is from Exeter, NH. His brother Wally was also a painter and lived in Exeter. If I saw a picture of the painting and signature, I could tell which one painted it. My guess is that my Uncle Wally did it.

    Yvonne February 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm Reply

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