John P. Arner Jr. 1988 - 2021
Jewett City - John Paul Arner Jr., age 32, passed away on April 13, 2021.
John was born on August 16, 1988, was a graduate of Ledyard High School and was a self-employed handy man.
John's true "love of his life" was his daughter, Aleysia Godere, who meant more than anything else in the world to him.
In his spare time, John enjoyed fishing, helping others, and gaming. He also loved a great adventure and had traveled extensively throughout the country.
John was not perfect, but he would give you the shirt off his back and then try to help you get to a better place and achieve your goals. He always put others above himself.
John will be missed by so many people. You could spend an hour with John and become fully educated on all aspects of Medical Marijuana and the science behind it.
John was very passionate about helping people and had the knowledge and know-how to do so. John was a very good man, who left this world much too soon, but lived more life than most people do. He considered every day to be a gift.
In addition to his daughter, Aleysia, John is survived by his mother, Laura Smith Godere, "Pops" Kevin Godere Sr., his beloved aunt, Heather Ford Bunn (Dale), his grandfather, James Ford, 3 brothers, Daniel McNamee (Shiane), Christopher Smith, Kevin Godere Jr. (Michelle), two sisters, Samantha Kunkle (Lyle) and Sherri Morang, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, John Arner Sr. and his trusty sidekick and very spoiled puppy, Leslie.
Family is not always defined by blood and John's family would like to give love and thanks to John's oldest and dearest friends, Charles Krams, Wade Blair, Tyrasta Ofol and their families, Evelisa, Matthew and Lucas Mitchell, and Steve and Lori Mckee. John was predeceased by his grandmother, Frances Ford, his grandparents, Paula and John H. Arner, and his uncle, Les Crane.
Due to Covid restrictions, funeral services and arrangements will be private at the convenience of the family.
Donations may be sent to Charter Oak Bank, 1 Connecticut Avenue, Norwich, CT 06360 for an account to be used for his daughter, Aleysia Godere.
Guillot Funeral Home of Taftville is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Norwich Bulletin from Apr. 19 to Apr. 21, 2021.