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Craig Scott Gould, 75, of Tewksbury, formerly of Everett and North Reading, passed away October 5, 2017, from congestive heart failure. He was the son of the late Beverly Ivester Monroe and Payson ‘Pasty’ Gould, both of North Reading. He has been described by a friend as a “good guy and loyal friend." He was a wonderful brother to his sister, Deb, always offering an ear to listen and spending time at her home in Maine.
Craig loved to drive anywhere, as long as he could take a ‘nap’ along the way. He particularly enjoyed driving his yellow Jeep, often without the top or doors.
After being discharged from the Army, he worked many years at Lewis Candy Company in Malden. Through the years he worked as a short order cook for Howard Johnson’s at the Route 1 rotary in Saugus, followed by working for Monroe Oil Company in North Reading, several ‘second’ jobs to stay busy, and eventually he went to work for H.P. Hood in Charlestown. His first job with the company was home delivery in the Andover area and when he had the opportunity, he worked as a tractor trailer driver throughout the state of Massachusetts. He retired in the early 2000s after 31 years. He kept track of the drivers he had worked with and often would meet them for coffee or just talk to them on the phone. He actually tried to stay in touch with many, many people that he had become friends with, whether from the Army or any of the jobs that he worked.
In the late 1990s, he discovered books on tape and would listen to them for hours while he was driving. Years later, this led to him purchasing a Kindle after he retired. He loved it and would read several books at once. Craig loved music, from the three tenors and opera to older country music to show tunes to rock ‘n roll (up to the late 1980s) -- just about everything. He loved movies and collected, particularly James Bond, nearly as many of those as the music cds. He always seemed to find a new interest, from cameras and photography in the 1960s and 1970s, to joining the Andover Sportmen’s Club which sparked an interest in target practice with bow and arrow and pistols. Wednesday nights were always reserved for ‘cards with the guys’ at the Club. In recent years, he attended the Tewksbury Senior Center, making another set of friends while playing cribbage. While his wife was alive they took several trips to Florida and many places between there and New England. They both really enjoyed all of the venues at Disney.
Craig is survived by his sister, Deb Desjardins and her partner, David Barrett of Auburn, Maine; his brother, Bob Colburn and his wife of Placida, Fla.; his sister, Cheryl White and her husband, of Lebanon, N.H.; his brother, Kevin Gould of Grafton, N.H.; and his sister-in-law, Marianne Colburn of Brooksville, Fla. He is also survived by two aunts, many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and many cousins. His wife, Barbara (Mew) Gould, predeceased him in August of 2013.
Calling hours will be held at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow St., North Reading, on Saturday, October 21, from 10 to 11:20 a.m., followed by a Funeral Service at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to MSPCA, Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844-2052. For more information, visit www.croswellfuneralhome.com.
Published on  October 17, 2017
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