George H. Gould Jr., 1938-2019

George H. Gould Jr.
George H. Gould Jr., 1938-2019. Photo provided.

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – George H. Gould Jr., 80, a resident of Springfield since 2015, and formerly of Haverhill, Mass., passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 at Sterling House in Bellows Falls, Vt. Although he did not want an obituary, here goes.

He was born in Haverhill, Mass. Aug. 5, 1938, a son of George H. and Barbara D. (Smith) Gould and attended Haverhill schools. He served in, and was honorably discharged, from the United States Air Force. He was an aircraft mechanic with the 513th Fighter Interceptor Squadron at Phalsbourg-Bourscheid Air Base in France.

George was employed in maintenance at the Greater Haverhill YMCA for many years, retiring in 1998. He previously worked in the construction industry, Western Electric in North Andover, Youngblood Plumbing, United Way, and Hillside Cemetery. He also volunteered as a driver for the United Way for several years.

Survivors include four sons Steven Gould of Haverhill, Mass; George Gould and his wife Heather of McConnells, S.C.; Timothy Gould and his wife Michelle of Springfield, Vt; and Brian Gould and his wife Maegan of Haverhill, Mass.; his daughter Suzanne Gould of Easthampton, Mass.; three sisters Nancy Merritt of Port Charlotte, Fla., Janice Donohue of Tampa, Fla., and Barbara Guevin of Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son Scott Gould of Haverhill, Mass. and by two brothers Francis and Lewis.

Services are private. Memorial donations in George’s memory may be made to Haverhill YMCA Childcare Programs, 81 Winter St., Haverhill, MA 01830 or online at www.northshoreymca.org/content/annual-campaign.

Davis Memorial Chapel is assisting with arrangements.

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