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Jean-Pierre Godbout

May 20, 1952 November 12, 2019
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Godbout, Jean-Pierre, 67 of Willimantic died Tuesday, Nov. 12th at his home, following a brief battle with ALS.

He was born on May 20th 1952, a son of the late Florent and Giselle (Pinard) Godbout in Sherbrooke, P.Q. Canada. He came to the United States in 1968 and settled in Willimantic where he graduated from Windham High School in 1970.

Jean-Pierre married his wife, Deborah (Desruisseaux), on Feb. 13th 1971 and had three children; Renée Godbout, Jason Godbout and Nicole Godbout both of Willimantic.

A talented carpenter, he was employed at Eastern Connecticut State University for more than 30 years, retiring as a facilities supervisor. Jean-Pierre was the proud owner of a sailboat named “Récompense” – where he spent many hours cultivating life-long friendships and memories that became so important to him.

In addition to his wife and children he leaves a brother, Marc Godbout of St. Camille, P.Q. Canada, and sisters; Francoise Godbout of Sherbrooke, P.Q. Canada, Michelle Gouin of Hampton, CT and Sylvie Godbout of Chaplin, CT. Parents in-law Robert and Barbara Desruisseaux of Willimantic, CT and many brothers and sisters in-law, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his daughter, Renée Lyn Godbout and brother, Guy Godbout. He will be remembered as a loving family man who always put others before himself.

Calling hours will be held Sunday, Nov. 17th from 2 to 4pm at the Bacon Funeral Home, 71 Prospect St., Willimantic. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, Nov. 18th at 10am at St. Joseph Church, 99 Jackson St., Willimantic with burial on Thursday, Nov. 21st at 11am in St. Joseph Cemetery, Club Road, Willimantic. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the ALS Association of CT, 4 Oxford Rd., Milford, CT 06460.

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2:00 PM 11/17/2019 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 11/17/2019 4:00:00 PM
Bacon Funeral Home

71 Prospect St
Willimantic, CT 06226

Bacon Funeral Home
71 Prospect St Willimantic 06226 CT
United States

Funeral Mass




10:00 AM 11/18/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/18/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Joseph Church

Jackson St.
Willimantic, CT 06226

St. Joseph Church
Jackson St. Willimantic 06226 CT
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Joseph Cemetery Final Resting Place

61 Club Rd
Windham, CT 06280

61 Club Rd Windham 06280 CT
United States

Memorial Contribution

ALS Association of CT

4 Oxford Rd
Milford, CT 06460

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