Kenneth R. Godbout

  • Born: April 30, 1983
  • Died: August 7, 2019
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Devoted son, brother, uncle, companion, family member and friend.

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please feel free to add your personal photos of Ken and share treasured memories for us all to look back on.

Kenneth R. Godbout, 36 of Manchester, NH died on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. Ken was born on April 30, 1983, in Manchester, NH the son of Raymond and Diane (Guay) Godbout. He was raised in Manchester and was a lifelong resident.

Ken was employed as a Union Carpenter and proudly worked at Unity Drywall.

Ken's favorite pastime was sharing time with his family and friends. Everyone could count on him to lend a helping hand, no matter what the project entailed. Ken took pride in his French-Canadian heritage. He enjoyed speaking French with family and coworkers, loved poutines and family traditions, especially his mom's treasured recipes.

His passions include snowmobiling, motorcycles, ATV's and most anything that has power. The stronger, the more powerful, the faster the better. Ken was always up for fun and adventures.

Ken will be remembered as a loving, kind and gentle soul who is loved by all. A true family man, his presence will be missed at all occasions.

Members of his family in addition to his parents include; his sister, Natalie Cote, her husband Jason Cote and nephew, Camden Cote of Goffstown, NH; his loving soulmate, Jessica Crawford of Nashua, NH; several cousins, aunts, uncles, godchildren and friends he considered family.

SERVICES: A memorial gathering will be held on Thursday, August 15, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover Street, in Manchester. A memorial service will follow in the funeral home chapel at 8:00 PM

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Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium
(603) 625-5777


Condolence & Memory Journal

Had the Privilege of working with Kenny over the past 6 years and although it would seem a lot of time would pass between when we would be on the same job or see each other in passing on the street , always enjoyed talking and working with him . our deepest sympathies to all his family and friends you are al in me and my families hearts and thoughts . RIP Ken

Posted by Robert Partridge - Baldwinville, MA - Coworker   August 15, 2019

My deepest condolences...
I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you strength to get through this hard time.
Prayers to you and your family. I love you Diane

Posted by Lisa Brown - Hooksett, NH - Friend   August 15, 2019

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Kenny was a great person a good friend a work we all gonna miss

Posted by Marco Goulet - Lowell, MA - coworker   August 14, 2019

Sending our thoughts and prayers as we mourn with you during this difficult time - such fond memories; all of which we will always cherish

Posted by Michel & Dennis Cote - Franklin, NH - Family Friend   August 14, 2019

My most heartfelt condolences

Posted by Ron Petrin - Macomb Illinois - Acquaintance   August 14, 2019


Ray,Diane,Natalie,Jason,Camden,Jessica, our deepest sympathy to you and the family. We are still in disbelief. Kenny was a fun,loving,adventurous man. Always smiling and had so much love to give. Family was everything to him. He will be missed dearly. Thinking of you guys. We love you. Rick,Melissa and kids Guay

Posted by Rick,Melissa and kids Guay - Hooksett, NH - Family   August 14, 2019

Diane and Ray, our deepest sympathy goes out to you and the family. We are all still in disbelief. Kenny was a fun and loving person, always smiling and adventurous. He had so much love to give. He was a good man and will be missed dearly. We are thinking of you guys and love you guys.

Posted by Rick,Melissa and kids Guay - Hooksett, NH   August 14, 2019

Diane, Ray, Natalie, Jason, Camden and Jessica,
We are heartbroken and so sorry for your loss. We have wonderful memories of Kenny growing up. He was such a gentle and good person. We won't ever forget him. We love you.

Posted by Betts Family - Londonderry, NH - Family Friend   August 14, 2019

My deepest condolences to all of your family.

Posted by Claire-Hélène Horne - Friend   August 13, 2019

My deepest sympathy for your loss. He was such a great person.He will truly be missed by anyone that knew him . May he Rest In Peace!

Posted by Deborah Kear - Detroit, MI - Friend   August 13, 2019

I've are so sorry for your loss. Kenny was a fine young man. I am sure he will be missed by many. Rhonda and Robert Buss

Posted by Rhonda Buss - Mcleansville nc - Family   August 13, 2019

So much Sympathy to the family!! Ken had such a big heart! Love, Sylvain and Jackie Duhamel!❤

Posted by Jackie Duhamel - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   August 12, 2019

You left us way too early but God had other plans. We'll never forget the kind, gentle, playful and respectful man you were. You left us with great memories, thank you for that! I love you! RIP

Posted by Mon oncle John - Rock Hill, SC - Family   August 12, 2019


May you rest. in peace. May your memory be eternal. Much sympathy to the family. God bless. Sincerely, John and Darlene Xintaras (Jason Cote's cousins)

Posted by darlene xintaras - manchester - Family   August 12, 2019

Nos sincères condoléances à toute la famille. C'est avec tristesse que nous avons appris son décès. Nous vous souhaitons tout le courage pour affronter cette épreuve.

De la part de Sylvie, Maryse et tante Florence St-Laurent.

Posted by Sylvie Roy - Sherbrooke, Qc, Canada - Family   August 11, 2019

Heaven got another angle. Your loving ways and kind words will live on. You will be missed more than you know. Rest peaceful sweet friend.

Posted by Sandi simpson - Manchester, NH - friend   August 11, 2019

My deepest condolences to friends and family. My prayers are with you.

Posted by Emily Whelan - Weymouth, MA   August 11, 2019


"We the MAYERS Family cannot express our sympathy enough to have known KEN as a friend but also a great neighbor. You have touch our heart with your calm, cool demeanor and infectious smile. Always polite and Never a dull moment on any topic. You created a place in our souls that will be remembered forever. ONLY GOD knows why you left us so soon but you made a mark on all of us in our family. We will miss you dearly with all the late night hang out, socials and the fact you showed us nothing short of excellence. MAY YOU RISE IN POWER SOMEDAY!!! OUR FRIEND FOREVER.

Posted by Ian, Ann, Gabriel,Ethan, Ianna & Olivia Mayers - Manchester,, NH - Neighbor   August 11, 2019

Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Posted by Robert - Cambridge, MA - Coworker   August 11, 2019

We are so very sorry for your lost. May God give you strength to go thru this very difficult time. Our deepest condolences to you, Diane and Ray and to your family and friends.

Posted by Mike & Pauline Gagnon - Manchester, NH - Acquaintance   August 11, 2019


Kenny always had a beautiful smile and always gave you hugs Ray and Diane you are in my prayers in my heart and Kenny will be miss Love you kiddo....

Posted by Nancy l Quinn - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   August 10, 2019

When you're down and troubled, and you need a helping hand; you just call out my name and I'll be there.....Deepest sympathy to family and friends. JL

Posted by J Lebel - Deerfield, NH - Acquaintance   August 10, 2019

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