Mark Alan Godfrey
February 10, 1986 – August 24, 2020
MARK A. GODFREY
ORONO—Mark A. Godfrey, 34, died August 24, 2020 at his residence following a long and courageous battle with Alports Syndrome. He was born February 10, 1986 in Portland a son of Lisa (Ketch) Dillen and Michael Godfrey.
Mark had two passions in the world, his first was his son David. David was his everything and they were so much more than just father and son, they were best friends. They enjoyed time spent together and loved playing Call of Duty and other video games. Mark knew, that when his time came David would be well taken care of by Natasha and Danny Jeskey, (David’s mother and stepfather). The three of them were able to co-parent David very well. Marks’ second passion was IWE wrestling. He wrestled professionally under the name of “Psycho Mark”. Mark enjoyed music and attending concerts and will be remembered by his sense of humor.
In addition to his son David, Mark is survived by his mother and step father Lisa and David Dillen of Greenbush, father and step mother Michael and LoriAnn Godfrey of NC; five brothers Garry of Milford, Sean-Paul, Steven, and Alex of OH, Justin of NC and sister Crystal of MA; three nephews Paul, Brenton, and Cody; two nieces Brianna and Lily; Grandmother Janet Godfrey; “Grandburger” Wanita Ketch; best friend Neil Day II and special nannie, who he never lost touch with, Sandra Olson, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He was predeceased by his twin brother Michael R. Godfrey, Papa Clarence Ketch, Grandfather Martin Godfrey, Uncle Timmy Ketch, and Uncle Mark Ketch.
CDC guidelines will be followed to include use of face coverings, social distancing, and limited number of people in the funeral home at one time. Visitation will be 4-8PM Tuesday Sept 1, 2020 with a time of story sharing to begin at 7PM. The 7PM stories will be livestreamed on the Birmingham Funeral Home Facebook page. Graveside services will be held 1pm Thursday September 3, 2020 at Edgewood Cemetery Nashua, NH where Mark will be interred next to his twin brother Michael.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making memorial contribution to an educational fund for David. Checks may be mailed to Infinity Federal Credit Union 193 Broad St, Suite 1, Bangor, ME 04401 and made out to David Godfrey,
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
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Mark Alan Godfrey
September 2, 2020
My thoughts are with you all. Attached is one of my fondest photographs,
September 1, 2020
My love and prayers go out to all of the family I remember babysitting both mark and micheal when they were babies and my love for them both has carried on through out the years it saddens me to say goodbye now . No more pain n suffering for them but but our hearts are heavy now may they are now together and at peace my love to you all in this time of need and always
Neil Day II
September 1, 2020
To My Best Friend In Heaven, Mark Godfrey
Today you gained your wings and I lost my best friend. I never could wrap my mind around the thought of losing you, but now it is a reality and accepting that is a battle of its own. My heart is shattered and every time I go to pick the pieces up it just hurts more and more. The pain is paralyzing and makes me go numb from head to toe. My life will truly never be the same without you living in it. I miss you beyond words.
Our friendship was unlike any other, and I will be forever grateful for that. You knew me better than I knew myself. It was you who could send me a text or give me a call and brighten my day no matter how dark I was feeling. You showed me how to look at life as a whole and not dwell on little things that would not matter in a few months.
When I first met you we didn’t see eye to eye but eventually turned into a friendship and then a brotherhood. You turned some of my darkest days into memories I would never want to forget. I know that when I met you we were both working through our own very different struggles, but the way we came together to conquer them together was such a beautiful thing. I cannot even begin to tell you how much you truly meant to me and how you bettered my life. It was truly my pleasure to be your friend and I truly thank you for being mine. I will see you someday for a rematch in heaven. Try not to super kick too many people til I get there.
I will love you for eternity, my new guardian angel and forever best friend.
Ken and melodee Minasian
August 28, 2020
He was always so friendly and personable. My heart goes out to the family
August 27, 2020
My sincerest sympathies to little David, Lisa and Michael, their spouses, and Mark's siblings. I understand your grief with all my heart. You raised a wonderful boy into a wonderful young man. His hugs went directly to my heart. When Mark was little, and moved out of state with his family, there were times he just needed to call and talk with me. The timing never made a matter in my heart. I will always cherish the numerous phone calls between us when he was celebrating a victory, or in sorrow over a loss. He sincerely loved all the way to his toes. He couldn't wait for my hug when he moved back to Maine to finish high school. He came to the Head Start building, and before he had a chance to close his car door, his arms were extended, ready for a hug. We shared only a few memories when he became an adult; our dance at his wedding, and when he brought David into Head Start to meet me. We would occasionally bump into each other in passing, and would always stop and take the time to catch up on Mark's life. I haven't seen Mark for a year or so, the last time was when we saw each other at Hannaford's in Old Town. I remember hearing in a very loud voice; "Jan, Jan!" Yup, it was Mark, coming towards me with his arms extended, ready for my hug. I remember that Mark's biggest dream was to be a Police Officer, and a Dad. God bless you Mark, Love you always, Jan
August 27, 2020
I met Mark, Michael, and Garry when they were little babies; not even a year old. The family lost Michael when he was only 11 years old; Mark was crushed by the loss of his twin brother. I didn't see them much after that; they had moved to their father's house out of state, then to Maine. The last conversation I had with Mark was on the phone with him and his Mom, Lisa, my best friend in the world. We spoke for quite a while and it was so much fun reminiscing about the "good old days" when he was a little boy. Mark will be terribly missed by so many people; but especially by his brother Garry, his wonderful Mom and Dad (Lisa and David), but most of all, by his precious son, David...his very best friend. How they adored each other!! My deepest of condolences to the entire family. You are all in my prayers, as always. Love forever, Aunt Kiki
August 26, 2020
I didn't see Mark often but whenever I did he was always the first to extend his hand to say hello. The last time I saw Mark was last year when a group of our old wrestling friends got together at Happy China like the old days to reminisce about old wrestling stories. It was during this time that I had the pleasure of seeing/re-meeting his son David for the first time since he was a baby. I could tell David and Mark loved each other very much and were grateful to spend time together. I am so sorry to David, Neil and family for your loss. I'll always appreciate the kindness that Mark showed me and inspired by the love he had for his son.