Otis H. Gould of Jaffrey died Monday July 18, 2016, just shy of his 65th birthday, in Westmoreland, NH after a brief period of failing health.
Otis was born on July 28, 1951 in Bristol, NH, son of the late Perley and Beatrice (Brown) Gould. He was raised in Bristol and attended local schools.
A longtime resident of the north country, Otis had lived in Colebrook and West Stewartstown before moving to Jaffrey.
He married Arlene Sweeney in Colebrook on July 25, 1992. They would have celebrated their 24th anniversary on Monday.
Otis was a member of Jaffrey Assembly of God. He loved the outdoors and especially collecting Bald Eagles. He also liked antique cars and recycling. He had a large collection of can tabs which were to be turned into walkers and canes. Otis enjoyed listening to Alan Jackson and would brighten the day of anyone he met with great conversation, laughter, smiles and hugs.
Otis was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Gould, and by 2 of his sisters, Mary Paquin Flanders and Mable Robinson.
Survivors include his wife of twenty-three years, Arlene S. Gould of Jaffrey; his 2 sisters, Fay Gray of Rumney, NH and Alice Telison of Littleton, NH; several nieces nephews and cousins, and his great friends, Michael and Helene Chadwick of Manchester, NH.
As per Otis’ request, there will be no calling hours.
A Celebration of Otis’ life will take place on Sunday, August 7th, 2016 beginning at 11:30am at the Jaffrey Assembly of God, 48 Stratton Road, Jaffrey, NH 03452.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to either the Jaffrey Assembly of God Church, or to the Compassion Food Pantry located at the church, 48 Stratton Road, Jaffrey, NH 03452.