Pembroke, MA - Linda A. Saulnier Gould, 75 resident of 50 Shores Edge, in Pembroke, MA, died Thursday April 13, 2023 at home following a period of declining health, with her loving husband John and her family at her side.
A native of Montague, MA, she was born on April 3rd, 1948, a daughter to Leo and Julia Saulnier and was educated at St Ann's parochial school and graduated from Turners Falls High School in 1966. She attended Salem State College and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in business and later earned a nursing degree. She worked as a Registered Nurse at several hospitals in the New England area and finished her career at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, MA. Nursing was not only a profession, but rather a vocation that complemented her compassion and caring personality.
Lin was a resident of Montague, MA for many years. A devout Catholic, she was a parishioner of Our Lady of Peace Parish and of the former St Mary of the Assumption Church in Turners Falls where she was an active CCD teacher for many years.
Lin had a bubbling personality with a loving smile that warmed the hearts of all who knew her. She was an avid gardener who loved reading and taking care of her cat, Kit Kat.
Lin originally knew John as a high school classmate, who later became the love of her life after rekindling their friendship at their 35th high school reunion in 2001 that blossomed into a 22 year relationship with the culmination of them being married on September 15, 2018. They were able to create many lasting memories traveling and spending quality time with family, especially with their three grandchildren who she loved and adored.
Survivors include her loving husband John R. Gould of Pembroke, MA, her stepchildren Justin J Gould MD of Boston MA, his partner Oliver Wong, and Jeffrey D Gould of Hanover MA and his wife Kelly Davison Gould, and their three children Jack, Anna, and James.
Additionally, she leaves behind her brother Albert L Saulnier, Jr. and his wife Christine of East Longmeadow, MA, several nieces and nephews, in particular her nephew Albert C Saulnier of Laura, OH and his wife Kim. Additional survivors include her sister-in-law, Dorothy Saulnier of Henderson, MI.
Funeral services in celebration of Lin's life will be observed on Thursday, April 20th 2023. Visiting hours will be at the McCarthy Funeral Home at their Turners Falls location located on 14 Prospect Street, Turners Falls, MA 01376 from 9:15 AM to 10:15AM. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00 AM, from Our Lady of Peace Parish, 90 Seventh Street, Turners Falls, MA with Rev. Fr. Stanley J Aksamit, Pastor, as the celebrant.
Rites of committal will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Turners Falls, MA. Expressions of affection in the form of charitable contributions are suggested in lieu of flowers, to NVNA and Hospice, 120 Longwater Dr, Norwell, MA 02061.
The McCarthy Funeral Home of Turners Falls, MA, has been entrusted with the arrangements. For those who wish to share remembrances of Linda, you are encouraged to visit her Tribute Wall at www.mccarthyfuneralhomes.com
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