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Memorial Gathering

Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium- Hanover
Friday November 19th, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Kim Ellen Gowitzke

Kim Ellen Gowitzke, 58, of Manchester, NH died on November 15, 2021. Kim was born in Manchester on July 5, 1963, daughter of the late Richard and Shirley (Cate) Gowitzke. She shared over 40 years with her late significant other, Ronald Chainey Jr., who preceded her in death only five days earlier.

Kim loved life and family. She enjoyed countless years of riding with Ron on his motorcycle whether it was the toy run or Colebrook’s Blessing of the Motorcycles. She made many summer memories camping at Lazy River Campground and trips to Storyland and Santa’s Village. In her later years, she spent Saturdays shopping with her mom and sister Kathy, and having lunch at Masabessic Lake. She had four beautiful grandkids that meant the world to her.

Kim is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Gowitzke; her sons, Chad Gowitzke, Ron Lafreniere and Philip Lafreniere. She was predeceased by her brother Ed Gowitzke.
A Memorial Gathering will be held on Friday, November 19th from 5-7PM at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH.

To view Kim’s online tribute, send condolences to her family, or for more information, visit www.phaneuf.net

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Becky so sorry for your loss Kim was a great person love you

Betty Randlett Nov 22 2021 8:19 PM

Debbie Digloria lit a candle for Kim Ellen Gowitzke

Debbie Digloria Nov 22 2021 4:00 PM

Sue, Eric ,Jason, Destinee and Brianna lit a candle for Kim Ellen Gowitzke

Sue, Eric ,Jason, Destinee and Brianna Nov 20 2021 12:12 PM

I was a teacher of Kim & Rebecca at the Wilson School .I also lived on Lake Ave. and I have many fond memories of the Gowitzke children growing up.. I remember them playing at Wilson and walking around the neighborhood. I was sorry to read about Kim's passing and I know she will be missed. Rebecca , you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts.

Stephen Dolman Nov 19 2021 5:53 PM

Patty Cate Clement lit a candle for Kim Ellen Gowitzke

Patty Cate Clement Nov 19 2021 5:18 PM

My heart and prayers go out the both families of Kim and Arnold,we were friends as Children, always thought we would meet again.RIP my friends take care of each other, until we meet again!❤️

Jane (Dubuc) Huling Nov 18 2021 9:21 PM

Leanna Estabrook lit a candle for Kim Ellen Gowitzke

Leanna Estabrook Nov 18 2021 7:59 PM

You will never be forgotten ❤️ We love you and miss you so much! My condolences to your family. I'm so thankful to have so many memories.

Mandy Quiroz Nov 18 2021 6:58 PM

May you R.I.P my friend, those of us left behind will definitely miss you. I will share all of our conversations and great memories of you and the family times we've enjoyed over the years! I truly will miss you!

Deborah Bradford Nov 18 2021 6:35 PM


FAMILY! Nov 18 2021 4:16 PM