John J. Gould

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GOULD John J., 86 of Everett and Chatham, MA. Died peacefully on July 30, 2016 in New Hampshire. He was married to the late Mary Christine (Houlihan) Gould for more than 55 years until her passing in 2014. Brother to Frank Gould of Stoneham, MA and the late James and Mary Gould, both of Everett. Father to Michael Gould of Long Valley, NJ and Eileen Costa of Plaistow, NH, he has six beloved grandchildren, Emily, Andrew, Jessica, Jennifer, Hannah and Charlie and many dear nephews and nieces. John was a US Air Force Korean War veteran. John served as CEO of Associated Industries of Massachusetts. During his tenure as CEO, the AIM membership doubled and an insurance subsidiary, AIM Mutual was created. John also served as Chairman of the Boston School Committee while at AIM. In 1999, He transitioned from AIM to become Chairman of AIM Mutual Insurance until his retirement in 2015. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a funeral from the JF Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett, on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 9:00 AM, followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett, at 10:00AM. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5:00-7:00PM. The burial in Chatham, MA will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to Children’s Trust, 55 Court St., Boston, MA 02108. For directions and online guestbook please visit

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Published in Boston Herald on Aug. 2, 2016
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