Yvonne Estelle (Hardy) Gould, 99, died peacefully in the loving comfort and care of her daughter on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 following a period of declining health.
Yvonne shared 72 beloved years of marriage with her late husband Arnold Emerson Gould, who died on August 5, 2009.
She is survived by her devoted daughter, Lorna E. Prior of Natick and her son Richard A. Gould and his wife Virginia M. Keller Gould of Surprise, AZ. The cherished grandmother of Edward D. Prior Jr. of Webster; Michael D. Prior of Milford; Christopher A. Prior Sr. and his wife Sharon (Fahey) Prior of Phoenix, AZ; Beverly J. Prior of Natick; Daniel Gould and his wife Koni Gould of Phoenix, AZ; David Gould and his wife Jennifer Gould of Prescott, AZ; Joshua Gould and his wife Katie Gould of Lake Forest, CA. Also survived by 16 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren of MA, AZ, and CA.
Yvonne has been a resident of Natick since 1932 and also resided in Wayland for several years. She was a graduate of Merrimack High School with the class of 1931 and graduated from Burdett College in 1932. During World War II
she served with the Civil Air Patrol. She began her career in the Crepe Division of Cost Accounting at Dennison Mfg. in Framingham. From the early 1950's until the mid 1960's she was an accomplished and talented seamstress working out of her home and also for the New England Robe in Natick, producing flannel shirts. She made the original draperies for the Bennett Hemenway School in Natick and for many years the Natick High School cheerleader uniforms. For several years she worked in the office at the Stop and Shop at Route 9/27 in Natick. She loved to play tennis and did so until she was 75 years of age. Yvonne remained active in the affairs of Fisk Memorial United Methodist Church, the Town of Natick and the schools. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and playing solitaire right up to the end of her life. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her.
Visitations will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 4:00 to 7:00PM at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (OFF ROUTE 30), Cochituate Village, Wayland.
Her funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 10:00AM at the Fisk Memorial United Methodist Church, 106 Walnut Street in Natick.
Internment will follow in the Gould family lot in Rural Cemetery in Southborough.
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