Pauline B Godbout

  • Born: July 25, 1926
  • Died: June 10, 2020
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Pauline B. Godbout, 93, formerly of Gove St., Manchester, died June 10, 2020 at Hillsborough County Nursing Home in Goffstown NH of complications related to COVID-19.

She was born in Manchester on July 25, 1926 to Henry and Lydia Raymond and was a lifelong resident. Mrs. Godbout was employed for most of her life by the local shoe industry and worked for Bee Bee Shoe for over 20 years. Prior to retirement she was employed by Velcro USA. Mrs. Godbout enjoyed reading, gardening, outdoor activities and spending time with her family. She was very proud of maintaining her independence well into her 90's.
She was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred Godbout in 2005, and her son, William Godbout in 1996.

The family includes daughters, Jane Baribeau and husband Richard of Pittsburg and Ruth Godbout of New York City; sons David Godbout and wife Barbara of Manchester and Thomas Godbout and wife Debora of Steep Falls, ME; 5 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; nephews and nieces.

A private service will be held by the family. Donations in Pauline's memory can be made to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) New Hampshire at

Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Manchester, is in charge of arrangements. To view an Online Tribute, send condolences to the family, or for more information, visit

Condolence & Memory Journal

Im so sorry to hear of your loss Dave & Barbara. She was such a sweet lady. My thoughts are with you.

Posted by Amy (Howland) Hein - Friend   June 19, 2020

Dear Godbout family,
Cora and I send our deepest sympathy. Our family visits with Aunt Paulines family were always really nice times. I didnt see them for years, but Im glad Cora got to meet Aunt Pauline in recent years. God bless you all.
Ken Raymond

Posted by Ken & Cora Raymond - Family   June 16, 2020

Our sincerest sympathy for the loss of your mother Janie. You were so lucky to have had her in your life for such a long time. My own mother passed when I was only 25 and I've missed her terribly my entire adult life. Thoughts and prayers are with you and Dick at this time. Hope you are both doing well . Diane and Tim Terragni

Posted by Diane Terragni - Rye, NH - Friend   June 15, 2020

Dearest Ruth & Family,
May memories of your sweet mother help bring you comfort during this time. God bless.

Posted by Michael & Lisa Naumann - Friend   June 14, 2020

Our deepest Sympathy to the Godbout family. Pauline was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed! I worked with her years ago at Velcro she made our work place enjoyable & loved our walks together!

Posted by Heidi (Lang) Miner - Goffstown, NH - Friend   June 14, 2020

Such a sweet lady...was happy to get to know her and her family.

Posted by Cheryl Wasserstrom, RN - Friend   June 14, 2020

Saddened to hear about the loss of Aunt Pauline. She had such a big heart, I know there is a special spot for her in heaven. My kids always referred to her as "my cool aunt" because she went fishing off the Amoskeag bridge and went to a concert in her 80's. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Posted by Donna Bever - York Beach, ME - Family   June 14, 2020


Dearest Ruth and Family:

Please accept my condolences. During this challenging time, I send you special energy of peace and strength to help support your family.


Posted by Ralph Pastore - Norwalk, CT - Family Friend   June 14, 2020

An old friend of Bill's, I have many wonderful memories of Mrs Godbout. Such a kind and loving soul. Please accept my deepest condolences to the whole Godbout family.

Posted by Tim Coutis - Peterborough, NH - Family Friend   June 14, 2020

Jane, so sorry to hear about your mom. My sympathy to you and your family.

Bea Bedard

Posted by Beatrice Bedard    June 14, 2020

am so sorry for your loss. She was amazing lady. Loved being around her!!! Had some great laughs and talks with her at the meetinghouse!!! A lot of our conversation will be a lasting memory for me!!!

Posted by Melissa Tuttle    June 14, 2020

My sweet Pauline, i miss you so much. You will be missed! My sympathy to the entire family. I know you will be watching me do my useless stuff and smiling. I miss my morning smile and my hello. I am glad i got to say goodbye and wanted you to know I Loved you. Until we meet again.

Posted by Sheila Thomas (ludovici) - Manchester, NH - Friend   June 13, 2020

Everyone should be so lucky as to have someone as kind, sweet and caring as Pauline in their life. Our sympathy goes out to her family in these trying times.

Aurore Raymond and daughter Linda Cavanaugh

Posted by Linda Cavanaugh - Friend   June 11, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to the entire Godbout family,
Heres hoping her memory will one day bring a smile to your face instead of tears to your eyes.
Mike,Cindy,Maria,Bill,Killian and Finn

Posted by Mr/Mrs. Michael Kenney - Family   June 11, 2020

Dear Godbout family I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Pauline was such an amazing woman. Love this picture of aunt Pauline with my dad. God bless you all.

Posted by Linda Raymond - Family   June 11, 2020

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. 2 corthinians 1:4

Posted by D T    June 11, 2020

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