Francis J. Gould, Jr.


Francis J. Gould, Jr., 87 of Ridgefield, husband of Patricia (Pfeil) Gould died at his home on Thursday, January 5, 2012.

Mr. Gould was born in Lynn, MA, July 9, 1924, son of Francis and Amy (Martin) Gould.  He grew up in Massachusetts and graduated from Wakefield High School-Class of 1942 and Brown University-Class of 1949 where he attained his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Mr. Gould was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and as a Quartermaster participated in amphibious landings in North Africa, Sicily and Normandy.  He was discharged in 1946.

In 1949, after graduation from Brown, Mr. Gould joined the Linde Air Products Division of Union Carbide Corporation and retired as an executive manager in 1988 after 39 years of service.

A resident of Ridgefield since 1981 coming from Elizabeth, NJ, he was a member of Silver Spring Country Club of Ridgefield and St. Mary Parish.

In addition to his wife, Patricia, Mr. Gould is survived by two sons, Michael Gould and his wife, Elfriede of Richmond, VA and Marc Gould of Ridgefield; a daughter, Donna Gould of South River, NJ; former wife, Audrey Gould of South Brunswick, NJ; a sister, Betty Cullen of South Hamilton, MA; eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Gould was predeceased by a brother, Richard Gould and sister, Barbara DeFlumere.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 10:15 AM at St. Mary Church, Ridgefield with the Rev. Russell Augustine, Parochial Vicar officiating.

Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Ridgefield.

There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Gould’s honor and memory may be made to a charity of one’s choosing.

Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield is in charge of arrangements.

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