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MICHAEL JAY GOLD - BURLINGTON - Michael Jay Gold, beloved son of Phyllis (Gould) Gold and the late Mel Gold, born June 2, 1965, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, from complications of a massive heart attack. Michael was a graduate of Burlington High School, Champlain College, and Lyndon State College. During his pre-College and Champlain College years, he worked with his cousin, Louis, at Champlain Farms; installed ceramic tile with his brother-in-law, David; and installed pool fences and granite countertops with his friend, Michael Barrett. He also worked at Harbor Industries and Valet Air Services. After graduation from Lyndon State, he worked at Omni Care, and presently for Community Health Pharmacy. During Michael's high school years, he was Assistant Manager and Manager of the baseball team under Coach Jim Billings. He also played soccer and baseball. Over the years, Michael enjoyed running in different marathons, riding his bike on the bike path to Colchester, and taking the ferry over to the Islands. He loved going to the Italian dinners in Barre, Vets Club in Colchester, and the Elks Wednesday steak dinners with his dad. In recent years, he enjoyed visiting Vermont breweries with his nephew, Jordan, taking day trips to different places in Vermont, and yearly memorable trips to the Lake Sunapee area with his family ending with Peter Christians for lunch. He just loved that mustard! He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and enjoyed watching them on TV with his grandpa, Phil, nephew, Jordan, and brother-in-law, David. In the summer, he would play golf with his dad, uncles, Steve Gould and Richard Fortier, grandpa, Phil Gould, and cousins, Sam and Aaron Gould. His favorite things to do: He loved spending time with his sister, Jacklyn, it never mattered what they were doing as long as they were together; Sunday mornings reading the Boston Globe while having his Dunkin Donuts coffee; relaxing in the Tikki Bar watching Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, and Food Paradise with his brother-in-law, David, and sports programs with his nephew, Jordan; Cody's with his uncle, Steve; and Wild Wings with nephew, Jordan. He loved spending time with all his friends, cousins, and family camping or hiking, attending baseball, basketball and hockey games, going to the movies, and eating at different restaurants; his favorite was the Dog Team Tavern. He was looking forward to a great summer by the pool, grilling, boating, golfing and spending time with his girlfriend, Peggy. Our family would like to thank the McClure 4 ICU team for their wonderful and loving care, the Emergency Department, team of doctors in the Cath Lab, Burlington police and fire departments, and especially the good Samaritans who helped Michael in his time of need. Survivors are his mother, Phyllis (Gould) Gold; sister, Jacklyn (Gold) Maynard; brotherin-law, David; nephew, Jordan; girlfriend, Peggy Cousino; aunts and uncles, Cheryl/Richard Fortier, Stephen/Ginny Gould, Lisa/Stu Liebowitz, Art/Ginny Greenblott, Nancy McPhee, Connie, Larry and Steve Fortier; surrogate parents, Mary Jane/Rod Barlow; cousins and families, Sam/Donna Gould, David/Robin Gould, Barry/Julie Gould, Aaron/Christina Gould, Kerry/Ian Sherman, Stacy Fortier, Kristy/Thomas Coyne, Roland/Kristen Butzke, Erik/Aldea Butzke, Jan/Mitchell Riebel, Scott/Lisa Spingarn, Brad Spingarn, John/Tamara Oborsky, Kara Greenblott/Ray Schuler, Kevin/Trese Greenblott, Lisa Greenblott, Brian/Jody Greenblott, Louis Hershberg, Andrea Hershberg, Debbie/Steve Dyke, Michael/Nikki Hershberg, as well as many additional aunts, uncles, and cousins; good friends, Andy Barlow, Michael/Stephanie Barrett, Tom/Denise Richard, Pete/Heather Daudelin, Ken/Teresa Kajenski, Tony Caruso, Stacy/Jim Mahoney, Jenni Browe, and Erica Henninger. He was predeceased by his father, Mel Gold; grandparents, Pearl (Greenblott) Gold Halpern, Jack Gold, Joe Halpern, Beatrice (Baker) Gould, Philip Gould, and Sally (Kendall) Gould; uncle, Roland Butzke; aunt, Charleen (Oborsky) Fortier; and good friend, Matt LeClerc. Michael was deeply loved by his family and friends. There are no words to express how much he will be missed by those fortunate enough to have known him. Funeral services will be at the Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, 188 North Prospect St., Burlington, on Friday, April 18, 2014, at 11 a.m., with interment to follow in Hebrew Holy Society Cemetery on Patchen Road, South Burlington. Contributions in Michael's memory may be made to the Ohavi Zedek Synagogue; and the Vermont Affiliate, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Visiting hours will be at the family home Saturday, Sunday and Monday evening, starting at 7 p.m. Arrangements were made by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.

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Boucher & Pritchard Funeral Home
85 N Winooski Ave Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 862-2851
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Published in The Burlington Free Press from Apr. 16 to Apr. 17, 2014
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