AUBURN – Lawrence David Gould (Larry) passed away on the morning of March 30, surrounded by his loving family and lifelong friend, Walter “Scram” Bubier, at the Hospice House.

He was born April 26, 1934, in Dexter, to Doris Bilodeau-Mayberry and Wayne Gould.

At the age of six, Larry went to live on the Vickery Farm on Route 136 in Auburn. He joined the military at 17, and was trained as a machine gun instructor for the U.S. Army. After he got out of the military, he proposed to his wife in front of Eith’s Bakery singing William Mayhew’s “It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie” and he and Bonnie were married on July 7, 1956.

For years, he ran the Lisbon Shell Station in Lisbon and he was a volunteer EMT for five years with Lisbon Emergency. He was well-known in the community for his work as a parking attendant at Graziano’s Restaurant, where he sang to the patrons accompanied by Phil House. He was also well-known at L.L. Bean as “The Popcorn Man” as well as his driving the Bean Boot in many parades both before and after he retired in 1996. Others might remember him as the delivery driver for Saunders Florist and Wine Shop or for Advance Auto Parts.

Throughout the day, he was visited by many members of his family and friends. But, he is perhaps best remembered for his exquisite sense of humor – he always had a joke ready for anyone who wanted to listen (or not). He enjoyed his computer and the games (especially winning) his grandson loaded for him, particularly bowling and golf.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Bonnie Gould; his daughter, Crystal Matthews and her husband, Michael; his son, David Gould and his wife, Lana; his daughter, Vickie Gould and her husband, Dave Gideon; his granddaughter, Araminta Matthews and her husband, Abner Goodwin; his grandson, Christopher Gould and his wife, Jessica and their son, Damien; his grandson, Jeffrey Gould Jr. and his son, Logan; his granddaughter, Jennifer Gould and her son, Tyler Carter; his granddaughters, Michelle and Danielle Borden; his granddaughter, Chantelle Belanger; his sister, Audrey Bezanson of Florida; his aunt, Elizabeth Vickery of Auburn; along with his extended grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his son, Jeffrey Paul Gould Sr.; his brother, Paul Gould; and his sister, Shirley Caldrain.

His family would like to thank the compassionate staff of the Hospice House for their care and understanding and his friends, Walter and Margaret Bubier.

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