PORTLAND – Nathaniel-James Shepard Goulette, 14 months old, yet full of wisdom, died Friday, May 22, at Maine Medical Center surrounded by the love of his parents.

He was born March 4, 2008, in Farmington, with a rare form of Wolfe-Hirschhorn Syndrome, a son of Joshua Scott and Amanda Jolene (Mosher) Goulette. To scientists, he is a medical mystery; to those who knew him and who love him, he was a joyous miracle. Nate, or “Little Bug,” as he was affectionately called, entered, lived and exited this world miraculously. He made family and friends laugh, brought great joy to this side of God’s light and will always be remembered for his gift of teaching others courage. In the words of his parents who survive him, “He was our miracle.”

Also surviving Little Bug are his big brother, Gabriel Lucas Goulette of Farmington; maternal grandmother, “Grandma” Theresa Mosher of Farmington; maternal great-grandmother, “Grammie” Winona “Winnie” Mosher of Chesterville; paternal grandparents, “Grandpa” David Joseph Goulette and his wife, “Gramma Kat,” Kathy Clemens-Goulette of Wilton and paternal grandmother, “Nana” Kathleen Marquis and her fiance, “Grampie” Eric Turner of Dover-Foxcroft; paternal great-grandparents, “Grampa and Grammie” Robert and Priscilla Marquis of Chesterville, paternal great-grandmothers, “Great-Grammies” Lillian Clemens of Wilton and Sylvia Turner of Dover-Foxcroft; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by maternal great-grandfather, “Grampa” Eugene “Gene” Mosher.

John 1:47: “…Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him in whom there is no sin….”; John 1:51: “…hereafter he shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”

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