December 14, 2019
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RICHARD ‘DICK’ W. GODET SR.

DENNYSVILLE – Richard “Dick” W. Godet Sr., 84, died Nov. 12, 2007, at Maine Veterans’ Home, Machias, after a brief illness. He was born April 17, 1923, in Exeter, N.H., the son of the late Ameede and Mary (Heinz) Godet. Dick served proudly in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific working as a machinist and toolmaker on the sub tenders and ships. Upon his discharge from the Navy, he started Godet Engineering, Merrimac, Mass., and later moved his business to Exeter, N.H. He taught machine tool processing as a professor at New Hampshire Vocational College from 1967 until his retirement. In 1987, Dick relocated from Peaks Island to Dennysville, where he established Clock Doc Machine. He was an inventor having perfected the hot glue gun that is used in the shoe industry, developed a gluing system used for envelopes; created a fish deboner; worked on a wind tunnel that was used to test aircrafts; and many other inventions. Dick was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, Exeter, N.H. He was a member of the American Legion of Peaks Island, as well as past president of Peaks Island Lions Club. He was a member of Dennys River Salmon Club. Dick attended St. John’s Catholic Church, Pembroke. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Shirley Wilder Godet; children, Anne Godet of Brick, N.J., Yvonne Sirois and husband, Clayton, of Steep Falls, and Richard Godet Jr. of Westbrook; stepson, David Wilder and wife, Debbie, of Dennysville; grandchildren, Michelle Fisk, Amanda Rand and Ashley, Katheryn and Emma Berry; stepgrandchildren, Jeff and Jennifer Wilder; great-grandchildren, Zoie Rand and Evalyn Fisk; great-stepgrandchildren, Sam-antha, Cassidy and Devon Wilder; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Katherine Godet, in 1986; three sisters and two brothers. Visiting hours will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Bragdon-Kelley-Campbell Funeral Home, Machias. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Pembroke, with the Rev. Eugene Gaffey, celebrant. Memorial contributions may be made to Maine Veterans’ Home Activity Fund, R.R. 1 Box 11V, Machias, ME 04654. www.bragdonkelley.com.



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