Rita L. Godbout, 1937 - 2016

Rita L Godbout

Rita L. (Guerin) Godbout, 78,  passed away peacefully at The Hospice House in Auburn on June 13, 2016 surrounded by her family.  Rita was born June 23, 1937 in Lewiston, ME.  She graduated from Lewiston High School in 1956 and was looking forward to her 60th class reunion this summer.  Rita married the love of her life, Claude Godbout, on May 31, 1958 and was married for 58 years. Rita worked as a bookkeeper, later supporting the family carpeting and upholstery business, but valued her home and family as her greatest career.  She was extremely active with various organizations and charitable events throughout her life, especially with the Auburn schools and St Louis Church.  Rita also loved all crafts, especially knitting, cooking, birds and going to camp. Regardless of having a large family, Rita was always eager to offer help to anyone in need, whether welcoming them to her home or cooking a meal. Rita is predeceased by her parents, Lucien and Alma Guerin, and all her brothers and sisters.  She is survived by her husband, Claude, and 5 children,  Ray Godbout with wife Shelly, Sue Fecteau with husband Reggie, Roland Godbout with wife Mindy, Michelle Godbout-Clock with husband David, and Denise Sensenig with husband Rene; 12 grandchildren, Matthew, Christine, Jen, Zach, Shae, Travis, Jared, Nicolle, Nathan, Megan, Bailey and Connor; and one great grandchild, Melia.  We were all blessed beyond words to call her wife, mother, and memere.

Funeral Notice

GODBOUT, Rita, 78, of Auburn, died in Auburn on June 13, 2016. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, 2 PM - 5 PM, followed by a Liturgy of the Word Service at 5 PM. Fr. Richards will be the Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Rita’s name to a charity of your choice. 

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