Richard F.


Rye, NH - Richard F. "Dick" Gould, 88, true to his word that he'd "rather wear out than rust out," passed peacefully on March 11 after a brief illness. Fifth-generation born and raised in Andover, Mass., Dick served his country aboard the USS Corry. He spent most of his career as plant manager at Watts Regulator Company in Lawrence, Mass. Upon his retirement he helped manage his son, Dana's, landscape business and worked for NAPA in Salem, N.H. Until two years ago Dick spent nearly 40 years as a plowing contractor for the Town of Andover. Dick was a lifelong Freemason.
Dick was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Ruth, and by his oldest son Dana. He is survived by his son Alan, and his wife Donna of Rye; grandchildren Elizabeth Mensinger and her husband Brian of Salem, Joshua and his wife Kailey of Rye; and two great-grandchildren, Logan and Lacey.
Dick was totally committed to being a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He never missed an opportunity to be with family. His most cherished memories are of watching two generations grow up on Big Island Pond in Derry where the family first summered and then resided.
In his last few days Dick received exceptional care and comfort from his family and the staff at Webster At Rye.

A private graveside ceremony was held at Spring Grove Cemetery, Andover, where he was laid to rest beside his wife and son. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice or to the Rannie Webster Foundation. For online condolences please visit
Published on March 21, 2019
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CarQuest Salem NH - formally Napa Salem NH
Apr 02, 2019
Our condolences to the Gould Family , Dick was a great person to work with . He will be missed.
Jan and Mike Sargent
Mar 25, 2019
We were glad to have known him and had him as a friend