GOULD, Clarence E. "JR", Jr.
Clarence E. "JR" Gould, Jr., age 48, left to be with the angels, fly with the birds, and dwell among the stars he loved on December 19, 2012. He was the most remarkable son, brother, father, uncle, and stepdad. JR was so very proud of his son, Alex (Corry), godson Michael (Kim), nephew Christian (Jay) and stepsons Dan and Tim (Kathie). JR has left a legacy of kind, responsible and talented young men to carry on his life mission to be the best you can be every day. JR's talents were beyond compare. He could fix anything and was the world's finest transmission rebuilder and ceramic tile installer. JR loved camping at Hammonasset, John Wayne movies, fishing, cooking, Bruce Springsteen and making friends from all walks of life with the classic line "Hi. I'm JR. How do you like me so far?" He leaves many friends and family in CT and NY including his son, Alex; parents Bud and Jessie; brothers, Jeff and Jay (Wendy); and sisters Jackie (Rich) Keithan, Judy (David) Onorati, Jill (Butch) Negrelli, and Kim (Scott) Leonard; nieces, Jessica, Brittany, Rebecca, Caitlin, Mattie, and Erika; and nephews Jonathan, Christopher, Derrick, Michael, and Christian; best friends Guy Balsome and Joe Catalano; and stepsons Dan and Tim Caplan and their mom, Kathie Larke. A special thank you to the liver and transplant team at Yale New Haven Hospital, especially Dr. Boyer and Dr. Assis and the nursing staff of 9W and MICU9.
Calling hours will be held at St. Mary's Church, 51 Freestone Avenue, Portland on Saturday Dec. 22 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with a memorial service immediately following led by Rev. John Ashe. Please bring a memory or story to share. Donations in JR's memory may be made to the American Liver Foundation 127 Washington Ave., Suite 9 North Haven, CT, 06473, to further research and treatment of autoimmune liver disease. To send an online expression of sympathy, please visit www.portlandmemorialfh.net. You're our MacGyver, JR, and we loved every single "Glory Day" we shared with you!