WILTON — David Joseph Goulette, “Luigi,” 44, of Jay, left this world and moved into the light in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 7.

He was born May 1, 1967, in Farmington, a son of Joseph Alphonse and Vivian Beatrice (Champagne) Goulette. He lived on Maple Street, Livermore Falls, later moving to Auburn. David attended Auburn schools. Later his family moved back to Livermore Falls and he attended Livermore Falls High School, during which time he was enrolled in an honors art class and designed the Andies Lumberjack High School Mascot for SAD 36. He was responsible for painting them on the sides of the school buses. He later painted the United Paperworkers Union sign at the Union Hall in Jay. David later earned his GED.

On May 14, 1989, he married Kathy Clemens in Wilton. David and Kathy resided in Livermore Falls, later building a home in Wilton.

He was employed at DeCoster Egg Farms, Gates Form Fiber, Carlton Woolen Mill, D.L. Punch Construction, Coulutie Construction, Pratt and Sons Construction, G. M. Pollack and Sons Jewelers, where he was employed as a jeweler, T. J. Edwards, where he created die cuts and was a signmaker for Sign Works in Farmington, making many signs in the Western Maine Mountain region that are lasting tributes to his artistic legacy; one of his most challenging and favorite ones being the Saddleback Lake Lodge sign in Rangeley. David became a lifetime member of the Wilton Historical Society on May 1, 2011.

He was a true artisan and artist, from designing and making jewelry, wood carving to stained glass work to playing and collecting guitars and singing. He also was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. In his free time, he enjoyed antiquing, wheeling and dealing and playing the lotto. An example of his generous, kind spirit could be seen and felt by his willingness to take a Maine Bee Keepers Course and work his father-in-laws bees for a year, something that brought great joy to Johnny and his family.

David was a proud father who treasured his son, Joshua and his grandsons. He was proud to attend Josh’s Marine Corps graduation and respected his tour of duty in Iraq. He will long be remembered for his great love of family and friends.

He leaves his wife, Kathy of Jay; one son, Joshua Scott Goulette and his wife, Amanda Jolene, of Wilton; two brothers, Richard Goulette and his companion, Marjorie “Sachi” Gowdy, of Turner and Ronald Goulette of Lewiston; three sisters, Linda Bledsoe and her husband, David, of Mississippi, Pauline Theberge and her husband, Laurent, of Windham and Nancy Crocker and her daughter, Brianna, of Wilton; two grandsons, Gabriel Lucas Goulette and Isaiah Philipp Goulette; and was anxiously awaiting the birth of his fourth grandson, David Ryan Goulette; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by his folks; an infant sister, Nancy Goulette; a brother, Robert Goulette; and a grandson, Nathaniel James Shepherd Goulette.

Condolences and tributes may be shared with his family on his memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.

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