LAKEPORT-----Steven "Steve" B. Goddard, 69, passed away on January 15, 2019 at Lakes Region General Hospital.
Steve was born on November 17, 1949 in Laconia, the 2nd son of Lyonel "Ted" and Eleanor (Bean) Goddard. He was a graduate of Laconia High School class of 1967.
Following his oldest brother, he enlisted in the United States Army and served honorably from 1967-1970 as a communication specialist while stationed in Germany.
Steve worked various jobs before he was employed by the NH Dept. of Corrections. He retired after twenty years service.
Steve loved his family and friends. His outgoing manner, sense of humor and faithfulness will be remembered.
Steve is survived by his mother, Eleanor Goddard; his brother, Shawn Goddard; nieces, Jennifer Gagne and her husband, Ron, Kristen LeFlem and her husband, Brandon and their two children and Morgan Goddard; sister-in-law, Deborah Goddard; great nieces, Chantel Messer and her husband, Josh and their son and Hillory Gagne and her daughter. He is predeceased by his father in 2000 and by his brother, Wayne Goddard in 2017.
Burial with Military Honors will be held in the spring in Union Cemetery, Laconia NH followed by a memorial gathering to be determined.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations may be made to the NH Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia NH 03247.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.