William A. Gould Jr.

Nov 06, 2017
William Gould Jr.

Thomaston — William A. Gould Jr, 67, died peacefully, Oct. 30, 2017, at Sussman House in Rockport after a valiant battle with cancer. William (Bill) spent his last days surrounded by his children.

Born in Boston March 10,1950, he was the son of Norma L. Gould and William A. Gould Sr., who predeceased him He graduated from Jamaica Plain High School and was in the Air Force.

As a young man, he worked as a groundskeeper at Pine Manor College in Brookline, Mass. In 1981, he moved to Rockland to raise his family. He worked for a short time at The Samoset Resort. He went on to work for 29 years at Back Cove Yachts, where he was a mentor to many.

Bill loved to read, play music, and loved the Patriots. He was a talented musician who will always be remembered for strumming on his guitar. He had a great love for his family and friends and was known to help anyone in need.

He was predeceased by his parents, his sisters, Anita J. Coyle and Jeanette M. Gould, and his previous wife, Judith A. White. Bill is survived by his four daughters, Laura A. Gould of Thomaston, Jennifer L. Gould of Rockland, Amy E. Dowler and her husband, Scott, of Berwick, Amanda Ware and her husband, Rich, of Bath; two sons, William R. Gould and his wife, Kera, of Rockland, Zachary Titus; three brothers, Neil Gould and his wife, Claire, of Milford, Mass., Michael Gould of San Antonio, Jay Gould and his wife, Dawn, of Wareham Mass.; brother-in-law James Coyle of Bellingham Mass., 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; his former wife, Sheila B. Gould, of Thomaston; several nieces and nephews, as well as his beloved dog, Rocky.

Family and friends are invited to his service at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bob Gagnon Cancer Care Fund, c/o Pen Bay Healthcare, 22 White St., Rockland, ME 04841. Correspondence may be addressed to The Gould Family, 19B Brewster St., Rockland, ME 04841.

To share a memory or story with Bill’s family, visit their online Book of Memories at bchfh.com.

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