Calling hours will be held Friday December 3, 2021 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at the Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Rd. Fitchburg, MA. Service honoring his life will be held Saturday December 4, 2021, 10:00am at Christ Church, 569 Main St. Fitchburg, followed by the burial at the Evergreen Cemetery, 257 Main St. Leominster.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor his life may donate in his name to the Korean War Veterans of America.
Ernest Edward Gould Jr., a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, passed away November 23, 2021 after a sudden illness.
The son of Ernest Sr. and Helen MacDonald Gould Jared, Ernie was born March 2, 1935 in Dorchester, MA, and moved to Fitchburg at an early age and attended Fitchburg Public Schools.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and valued this service highly and attained the rank of SN1. He was a former member of the Korean War Veterans of America, VFW, and American Legion.
When he was discharged from the Navy, he returned to Fitchburg where he raised his family and held many jobs. Most notably he was a bus driver for F&L and Turner Motor Coach Co., manager of Harry’s Atlantic Service Station on Water St., and manager of Midway Auto Body on Airport Rd. He was also an Auxiliary Police Officer for the City of Fitchburg for many years and retired as a Police Officer for Fitchburg State College,
then worked in Security at Burbank Hospital.
Ernie was predeceased by his parents, Ernest Sr. and Helen, his stepmother Elenor, his stepfather Oscar, his sisters, Jaqueline Gould Hannah of Cape Cod, and Elizabeth Gould Pearson of Fitchburg.
He is survived by his loved ones, his wife of 67 years, Joan Clay Gould, sister Judith and husband Ron Lancey of Leominster, sons Michael Bean of Milton, FL, James Raymond of Fitchburg, Ernest 3rd of Land O Lakes, FL, Richard, and Ronald of Fitchburg, daughter Kristie and husband Gary Stewart of Jonesboro, AR, sons David of Fitchburg, and Robert and his wife Pamela of Land O Lakes, FL., nieces and nephews, and 15 Grandchildren, and 9 Great-Grandchildren who he loved dearly.