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Miles E. Godard

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Miles E. Godard, 63, of East Hartford, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016, at his home. Born in Hartford on October 7, 1953, son of the late Oliver E. and Gladys (Ingvertsen) Godard, he was raised in Granby and had lived in New London and Bloomfield before moving to East Hartford one year ago. Miles served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam and after his discharge, he returned to Connecticut and worked for his father-in-law at Granby Tree Service. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing in the local lakes and rivers and gardening. Most of all, Miles loved to be with his family. He leaves a son, Christopher A. Godard and his significant other, Suzanne Maksymiw of West Suffield; a daughter, Becky Godard and her significant other, Larry Veprauskas of Southwick, MA; three sisters, Candice Johnson and her husband Lewis of South Carolina, Melissa Godard Nolan of Tennessee, and Olivia Godard Roy and her husband Jeffrey of Bloomfield; three grandchildren, Sofia, Cameron, and Tyler Veprauskas; and five great nieces and nephews. His family will receive friends on Monday, January 9, 6-7 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 7 p.m., at the Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St., Granby. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the South Park Inn, 75 Main St., Hartford, CT 06106. For online condolences please visit,