John P. Arner Jr.
1988 - 2021
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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.

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Published in Norwich Bulletin from Apr. 19 to Apr. 21, 2021.
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May 6, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. He really touched my heart and I will carry him with me
Friend
April 23, 2021
I would like everyone to know my personal experiences with Johny were of great importance to me, I found a very intelligent, kind and carrying young man that became my friend. I was always very proud of how important his daughter and family were to him and his loyalty to all !
If one took the time, or if Johny let you into his life, you would have a seen a man with bright light around him, his kind heart will never be forgotten by myself and I am certain many others as well ! May God Bless his family, because as the love was mutual, I am sorry to say, but I am completely heart broken to see this fine young man's life come to an end at such incredibly young age, and at a time when his life was full of opportunities that he so much looked forward to, and spending time with his daughter was the first and foremost thought in his mind always, he loved her with everything he had ! God Bless you Johny, we love you bub ! I hoping you are fishing where ever you are !
MJH
Friend
April 21, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. We send all our love and prayers. R.I.P. young man...
Peter and Helen Rousseau
Friend
April 21, 2021
My heart breaks to hear this news. I watched you grow from a baby to a young boy. You were your moms apple, breath of fresh air and the funniest kid I had really ever met. You have touched so many lives here on earth, I am sure you will bring the same wisdom with you in heaven and touch many souls. Heaven gained an angel once again, only the good pass young. RIP Jon Jon (a name that only you can remember) as I say it with a smile in remembrance. We will look out for your family down here until we all meet again.
SjPhelps
Friend
April 20, 2021
Such a loss is unimaginable. My heart breaks for you. Love you my friend. Always, Janell
Janell
Friend
April 20, 2021
John was my son Charlies closest childhood friend. They spent many years in each others lives. I also spent many hours and much traveling together. We drove from Ohioto California together in 2018 and a while laterwe drove toNiagra Falls on another roadtrip. I alays loved john as a nephew and a close friend. I love you and will think of you often.
Chuck Krams
Friend
April 20, 2021
John was a good friend, he was one of the coolest people I have ever met in my life. We met up with him in Cali and in Connecticut, he invited ty and I to the casino for our anniversary & we always had a great time. There was this one time we went fishing and John was using live crabs as bait, and my daughter was upset and wanted to keep a crab from being bait, so John let her throw it in the water and didn’t rebait his hook
While my kids were around. Tyler and I will forever miss our friend
Annabella Warren
Friend
April 20, 2021
he was a great man and a wonderful uncle
Kate-Lyn murray
Family
April 20, 2021
I can't imagine dealing with a loss like this. My deepest condolences.
Russ Harlow
Friend
April 20, 2021
Sharing in your sadness as we remember John. My heart is with your family.
Jamie Caporaso
Friend
April 20, 2021
A loss for this world, a gain for heaven. May his legacy carry non for an eternity.
Steven Caron
Friend
April 20, 2021
Your light will shine on forever John in our hearts. May you Rest In Peace
Cheryl Larson
Friend
April 20, 2021
One of the greatest people you could have ever met. If you did you were blessed to say the least. He had a heart of gold and he was a brother to me. Blood never meant much to us. He was my brother. I love and miss him dearly. We will meet again and my kids and wife love and miss you. You’ll forever be uncle Johnny Blaze to them. Thank you for being in my life for the time you were. I was very lucky to meet and know you. My uncle and cousin miss you too and couldn’t believe it. They sent their love. If I could do one more thing with you bro it would be one last fishing trip we talked about a charter boat and I wish we did it. I will though in your honor and though I know it won’t be the same I know your there with me. We love you brother. Til we meet again.
TyRasta Ofol
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